Don’t Put Off Your Dental Exam

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No matter how old you are, dental exams  are an important practice for keeping your smile healthy and beautiful

At The Reno Dentist, we have an excellent office and knowledgeable team of professionals to make your exams something you’ll look forward to.

Knowledge is Power

Dental patients often delay exams because they think they are unnecessary. But exams are truly one of the best practices for preventive care. At each checkup, our experienced and well trained hygienists will thoroughly clean your teeth. Once we polish your teeth, we examine your entire mouth. We inspect for any cavities, gum recession, excessive wear, or other risks. Catching these types of threats early is important so you can be certain that they don’t turn into larger issues.

Scheduling twice-yearly exams with our team at The Reno Dentist will keep your smile healthy.

Innovative Dental Technology

It’s important to find a dental office that has the latest instruments to ensure your checkup is detailed and comprehensive. At The Reno Dentist, we have state-of-the-art technology that is used for your exams.

Peace of Mind

Our team will explain your treatment plan and what you should do for your future healthy smile. Whether that’s flossing more often or discussing cosmetic dentistry, we will make certain that you get all the information you need to ensure your smile is bright and beautiful.

At The Reno Dentist, we serve the Reno, Sparks, and Carson City areas. Along with cosmetic dentistry procedures we also offer other dental procedures, such as dental implants and full smile makeovers. We treat migraines, headaches and TMJ as well. Call us today for an appointment.

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-322-5016

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503


3 Smart Smile Solutions

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The Reno Dentist provides the latest in high-comfort cosmetic dentistry treatments. We’re dedicated to providing our patients with the latest advances in cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry and general dentistry.

Thinking of a smile makeover? –  3 innovative procedures used in smile redesigns:

Tooth Implants
Tooth implants are altering the face of dentistry. For most patients, a dental implant is the best solution for a missing tooth. A dental implant is a metal (usually titanium) rod implanted into the bone to replace the missing root of a tooth that has been extracted. The crown and supporting structure are securely attached to the post.

The dental implant acts and looks like a natural tooth.

Invisible Braces
Invisible braces allow you to straighten your teeth discreetly because it is nearly impossible to see them while they are being worn. Invisalign Clear Braces offers many benefits to straighten your teeth.

White Fillings
If you had decay in the past, you may have old amalgam fillings. White fillings match your surrounding teeth, dramatically beautifying your smile.

In addition to cosmetic dentistry, we offer general and family dentistry and serve the Reno, Sparks and Carson City areas. Let us help you today!

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-322-5016

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 


Tooth Knocked Out? Call 775-322-5016 ASAP!

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It may sound like a catastrophe to many people, but having a tooth knocked outdoesn’t always mean you’ll need cosmetic dentistry to correct your smile.

If you can keep a cool head and remember a few simple instructions, chances are your tooth can be saved.

The most important things for patients to do if they’ve had a tooth knocked out is to find the tooth, handle it carefully and keep it in the best condition possible so The Reno Dentist can reinsert it properly.

Do not handle the tooth by the root, be careful to only touch the crown. It’s okay to gently rinse the tooth in water, but don’t scrub it or remove any tissue fragments from the tooth.

If it is possible, the best place for the tooth to be held is back in the socket (placed there gently, of course). Holding the tooth between the lip and gum or under the tongue is good too, just be careful not to swallow. If neither of these is an option, place the tooth in a cup of milk.

Next, you’ll want to get to us as soon as possible. Most teeth that can be reinserted by a dentist within an hour can be saved. Call The Reno Dentist for your dental emergencies.

At The Reno Dentist, we serve the Reno, Sparks, and Carson City areas. Along with cosmetic dentistry procedures we also offer other dental procedures, such as dental implants and full smile makeovers. We treat migraines, headaches and TMJ as well. Call us today for an appointment.

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-322-5016

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 


Test Your Cosmetic Dentistry IQ

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At The Reno Dentist, serving Carson City, Sparks and Spanish Springs, we’re wondering if you’re knowledgeable about the latest cosmetic dentistry procedures offered. Take our quiz and find out!

1. This popular treatment uses a dental composite that resembles enamel. This composite is applied to the surface of the teeth, sculpted, and then hardened and polished.

A. Veneers
B. Flossing
C. Defanging
D. Bonding

The correct answer is D, bonding.

2. This procedure, which can be done by your dentist or at your Reno, Nevada area home is very common and its main purpose it to lighten the color of one’s teeth.

A. Teeth Bleaching
B. Teeth Whitening
C. Inlays and Onlays
D. Buffing the Ol’ Pearly Whites

The correct answer is B, teeth whitening, though it is also called teeth bleaching.

3. These thin, porcelain coverings are custom-made for each mouth and are usually used to close gaps or cover discolored teeth.

A. Wax lips
B. Bleaching trays
C. Veneers
D. Tooth socks

The correct answer is C, veneers, however, tooth socks do sound cozy!

4. Which dentist serving the Sparks area can skillfully perform state-of-the-science cosmetic dentistry procedures to give you a celebrity-caliber smile?

A. Dr. Shane Sykes at The Reno Dentist
B. Dr. Bertha Bicuspid
C. Dr. Leo Spaceman
D. Dr. Whitey Toothson

The correct answer is A, Dr. Shane Sykes.

In addition to cosmetic dentistry, we offer general and family dentistry and serve the Reno, Sparks and Carson City areas. Let us help you today!

 

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-322-5016

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 


Missing Pieces In The Mouth?

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A 500-piece Eiffel Tower puzzle is still easy to recognize with 32 pieces missing.
But, a 32-piece dental puzzle is just not complete without ALL of the pieces. At The Reno Dentist, serving Carson City, Sparks and Spanish Springs, we want to help you complete your dental puzzle.

If you’re missing teeth, cutting your mouth on broken edges, or struggling with eating because of your dental puzzle, you should consider dental implants.

A dental implant is a tooth restoration that includes the root and crown of the tooth. Because it’s a complete solution, it offers many advantages over traditional dental bridges and dentures.

To understand the dental implant procedure, sit down today with our team for an informative dental implant consultation.

Let us fill in those missing pieces—there has never been a better time to receive dental implants. Modern cosmetic dental procedures, technologically-advanced materials, and the ability of dentists combine to create truly dazzling smiles.

At The Reno Dentist, we serve the Reno, Sparks, and Carson City areas. Along with cosmetic dentistry procedures we also offer other dental procedures, such as dental implants and full smile makeovers. We treat migraines, headaches and TMJ as well. Call us today for an appointment.

 

CONTACT THE RENO DENTIST:

775-200-0726

LOCATION (TAP TO OPEN IN GOOGLE MAPS):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503


Unexplained Headaches Or Jaw Pain?

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At The Reno Dentist, serving Carson City, Sparks and Spanish Springs, we want to discuss malocclusion, or bad bite. Having a misaligned bite can lead to headaches and jaw pain. We have treated many patients with bad bites – and relieved their pain and solved their bite problems.

Malocclusion is the dental term for a problem in the way your top and bottom teeth come together. The ideal bite is when the upper teeth are slightly forward of the lower teeth. You have probably heard of “overbites” and “underbites” but the two arches can be misaligned in many other ways as well. Crowded teeth can also cause a bad bite, as well as the opposite situation – teeth that are too far apart.

If the misalignment is very slight, there are often no related problems. However, if the malocclusion is moderate to severe, the patient is at risk for many other health issues such as difficulty chewing and speaking, headaches, hearing problems, increased decay, jaw pain, and gum disease.

The domino effect of these problems can get pretty serious. However, we have solutions for this at The Reno Dentist. If you’ve got an overbite or underbite, orthodontics could be your solution. We won’t know the solution until we examine you and determine the best treatment method.

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, contact us at The Reno Dentist immediately to set up a consultation. We’ll help you understand the causes and review the best possible treatment options for your specific needs.  In addition to orthodontics, we offer general and family dentistry and serve the Reno, Sparks and Carson City areas. Let us help you today!

 

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-322-5016

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 


Want To Perk Up Your Smile?

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Have you been considering your smile lately? Does it seem lackluster to you? If you’d like to improve your smile, even if you’re not sure what you need to do, just pick up the phone and make an appointment with The Reno Dentist. Here are some solutions to smile problems that you may want to consider.

A Smile You Want to Show Off

A whiter smile can change your life significantly. Many of our patients feel more self-confident in personal and professional settings with their new, whiter smiles. White teeth brighten your smile and give you a reason to show them off. Who doesn’t need another reason to smile?

We can help you beautify your teeth through a number of solutions that range in cost. The least costly teeth whitening treatments are those that you can do yourself at home. The quickest and easiest are the in-office professional teeth bleaching treatments.

If you are interested in a dazzling smile, give us a call to make a teeth whitening appointment. In no time we’ll have you smiling bright.

More Problems? We Have Solutions

Perhaps your teeth have additional issues besides dull color. We can help you with all types of problems including chipped and crooked teeth, uneven gumlines, and even missing teeth. You have choices that can help you smile with confidence. Natural-looking, tooth-colored dental materials will make all of your cosmetic dental improvements look like you were born with that smile.

At The Reno Dentist, we serve the Reno, Sparks, and Carson City areas. Along with cosmetic dentistry procedures we also offer other dental procedures, such as dental implants and full smile makeovers. We treat migraines, headaches and TMJ as well. Call us today for an appointment.

 

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-322-5016

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 


Schedule Your Coronation

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We treat all of our patients royally here at The Reno Dentist, but some of them receive actual crowns. We’re not talking about crowns a king or queen wears, but crowns for your teeth! If you live in Reno, The Reno Dentist is the best place to get your teeth looking better than ever. And putting a crown on a tooth with problems could be just what you need to realize a dazzling smile.

Crowns are a remedy for many problems:

  • protect a weak tooth from decay, breaking, or to hold together a cracked tooth
  • cover and provide durability to a tooth with a large filling and little tooth structure remaining
  • restore a broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
  • add strength to a tooth following a root canal procedure

If you feel like you have a need for a crown, don’t look any further than The Reno Dentist. Our dentists and lab techs have the experience, training, and proficiency to make sure your crowns are created and placed properly. There are many different kinds of crowns that serve different purposes. We perform a thorough examination to ensure the crown you get is perfect for you and your smile.

We then prepare your tooth so that the crown will fit the way that it should. Once the tooth is prepared and ready, we use state-of-the-art tools to fit the crown on your tooth. When done properly, crowns can last many years. Crowns are a wonderful way to protect and improve your smile.

At The Reno Dentist, we provide quality restorative and cosmetic dentistry. In addition to dental crowns, we offer general and family dentistry and serve the Reno, Sparks and Carson City areas. Let us help you today!

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-322-5016

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W 7th St Ste 5
Reno, Nevada
89503

 


Aching Jaw?

Aching Jaw In Reno?

At the Reno Dentist, serving Carson City, Sparks and Spanish Springs, we want to discuss some of the conditions that may result in jaw pain. We have treated many patients with jaw pain and our TMJ/TMD treatment has helped countless patients manage their condition.

You may not be sure why your jaw hurts.

Is it a dental issue or could it be sinuses? Who should you see?

Jaw pain may be caused by sinusitis. Sinusitis is the inflammation of the tissues that line your sinuses, and when these tissues are inflamed, the sinuses exert pressure on surrounding areas. If the inflamed sinus is near the jaw, pain in the jaw joint may result. This commonly happens with a cold or allergies.

The Reno Dentist can identify the source of jaw pain, and treatment can begin from there. But remember, jaw pain shouldn’t be ignored.

Many of our patients who come to us with jaw pain have some type of dental issue, such as an infection, or a problem in the temporomandibular joint (also known as TMJ). If you experiencing unexplained sticking, clicking, popping, or aching in your jaw, you might have TMJ disorder.

When you come into our office, the dentist will examine your teeth and mouth to determine your specific condition. We will check for tenderness, clicking, and popping in the jaw. We will also take any necessary x-rays to get the most information about your situation as possible.

Common symptoms of TMJ disorder include:

  • Grinding, clicking, or popping sounds in the jaw when you open and close your mouth.
  • Inability to open your mouth wide to speak, yawn, or chew.
  • A locked or stuck jaw.
  • Pain when chewing and biting.
  • Pain in the neck, shoulders, or ears.
  • Frequent headaches.

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, contact us at The Reno Dentist immediately to set up a consultation. We’ll help you understand the causes and review the best possible treatment options for your specific needs.  In addition to TMJ treatment, we offer general and family dentistry and serve the Reno, Sparks and Carson City areas. Let us help you today!

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-322-5016

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 


Think Before You Pierce

The Dangers of Oral Piercing

Body piercings are a common form of self-expression seen around Reno. At The Reno Dentist, we encourage our patients to enhance their smiles in the healthiest way.

Today’s post is for those who currently have an oral piercing or are considering one. Unfortunately, these piercings and the jewelry they use can lead to serious problemswith not only your teeth and mouth, but your entire body. These piercings can result in tooth damage, tooth decay, periodontal disease, and tooth loss.

Tongue Piercing

In general, any oral piercing is going to open you up to an array of dangerous oral infections and complications. The mouth is full of germs and introducing foreign objects permanently is not natural for your body’s health.

A tongue piercing can lead to difficulty chewing with unnatural chewing patterns that may lead to swallowing troubles. The jewelry produces excess saliva from the salivary glands, which throws off the natural balance of your oral cavity. Permanent nerve weakening, excessive bleeding, and allergic reactions can also occur.

Metal jewelry also can easily come in contact with your teeth, leading to cracked, chipped, or damaged teeth. Your teeth are built to last a lifetime. Chips, cracks, and enamel erosion compromise their stability and shorten their lifespan.

Mouth Jewelry

Though not technically a piercing, some people drill small holes in their teeth to place rhinestones or other jewelry. Drilling into a tooth is dangerous for many reasons, including damage that can make a root canal necessary. The jewel also can attract bacteria that can directly go into the drilled cavity of the tooth.

Health Tips

Our team at The Reno Dentist encourages patients with oral piercings to remove their jewelry before it puts their health at risk. However, if you have an oral piercing and plan to keep it, we advise you to have consistent dental cleanings and check-ups. It’s important to fix problems in their early stages before they become more extreme. Don’t wait if you suspect you may have a dental or physical trouble.

Call us today at The Reno Dentist to schedule an appointment for your regular dental checkup. We also offer general and family dentistry, as well as cosmetic dentistry, and serve the Reno, Sparks and Carson City areas. Start down the path toward your best smile today!

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-322-5016

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503