The Reno Dentist In Reno Is Accepting New Patients

The Reno Dentist In Reno Is Accepting New Patients Hello, I am Dr. Shane Sykes.

Whether you are a local Reno dentistry patient, or a blogosphere visitor, welcome to my dental blog.

My dental practice is called The Reno Dentist and is located at 855 W Seventh St Ste 200 in Reno Nevada. I have been practicing dentistry since 2011. Since opening my Reno cosmetic dental practice, I have seen a lot of changes in dental techniques and tooth restoration materials; however, my commitment to the highest quality of care and personal attention to my patients has not changed.

At The Reno Dentist, my knowledgeable staff and I provide a full menu of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental services. If you are looking for a gentle kid-friendly pediatric dentist or a smile design specialist, I invite you to schedule a consultation. We work hard to make each visit as quick and pleasant as possible.

Some of the services we offer are cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, tooth-colored fillings, porcelain veneers, safe tooth whitening, and invisible braces. Ask us about sealants, dental implants and complete smile makeovers. You can find more information about our services at https://www.therenodentist.com/.

If you have Nevada dental insurance, call my office to see if we are contracted with your provider. If you don’t have dental insurance, call us at 775-322-5016 for information on our rates and smile makeover financing options. Budgeting for regular cleanings and checkups can ensure a healthy and beautiful smile for life.

What could be a better investment?

The Reno Dentist
855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada 89503
https://www.therenodentist.com/
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Cosmetic Dentistry: Gum Contouring In Reno

Cosmetic Dentistry: Gum Contouring In Reno

If you are a regular visitor to our blog here at The Reno Dentist, you have probably read many articles on cosmetic dentistry procedures. Shane Sykes is a master of smile makeovers.

Dental bonding, crowns, and porcelain veneers can take care of teeth that are chipped, broken, or misshapen.

Our Spanish Springs, Virginia City, and Carson City clients with stained or dull teeth can have a sparkly white smile with teeth whitening. For ordinary cavities, there are tooth-colored fillings, inlays, and onlays.

Dental implants are gaining popularity in Sparks among dental patients who want to restore missing teeth. If your teeth are misaligned, there are a number of orthodontic options here at The Reno Dentist in Reno.

What if your cosmetic dental problem has to do with your gums? Are you one of the many Sparks folks whose gums are too long, too short, or uneven? At The Reno Dentist, we have a solution for gum problems as well. The answer is gum contouring surgery.

With gum contouring, sometimes called tissue sculpting or gum reshaping, a Reno dentist or periodontist can improve the shape or size of your gums.

Gum reshaping is not always a cosmetic procedure. If the gums have receded to a point where the tooth root is susceptible to decay, gum surgery can restore the natural, healthy gumline and protect tooth root and bone.

For more information about gum contouring, call us at 775-322-5016.

Dr. Shane Sykes
The Reno Dentist
855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno Nevada zip code 89503
775-322-5016
https://www.therenodentist.com/about/our-office/


3 Ways To Keep Your Mouth Happy, Reno!

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Hi. I’m Dr. Shane Sykes, a general and cosmetic dentist here in Reno. It is my goal to help my patients have optimum oral health, and today I would like to talk about something else associated with our mouths that doesn’t get as much attention as cavities or cosmetic dentistry: it’s our sense of taste.

A happy mouth is not only a healthy mouth, but also a mouth that can enjoy the flavors of all types of foods. And it turns out that many of the habits that will keep your taste buds sensitive are those that will also be good for your teeth and gums. So here are a few tips to help you better enjoy the flavor of your food.

1) Treat dry mouth. Dry mouth can create a loss of taste sensitivity, so it should be treated quickly by your Sparks NV area family dentist. Plus, optimal levels of saliva are important to avoid cavities and keep gums healthy.

2) Avoid processed foods with fake flavors and too much sugar and salt. They will quickly desensitized you to more subtle, healthy flavors.

3) Don’t smoke! Cigarettes are responsible for so many horrible health issues, but many people don’t realize that their sense of taste is dulled while they smoke and the olfactory nerves can even be damaged permanently.

Thank you so much for visiting the Reno dentist blog. Along with dental health and a keen sense of taste, I want my patients to have the beautiful smile they have always desired. So, if you have any questions regarding cosmetic dentistry such as smile makeovers, dental implants or teeth whitening, please contact us. We are located at 855 W Seventh St Ste 200 and you can reach us for an appointment at 775-322-5016.

Call a member of our knowledgeable staff today!

Dr. Shane Sykes
The Reno Dentist
855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
775-322-5016
https://www.therenodentist.com/about/our-office/


The Reno Dentist: Calming Root Canal Fears

Reno Dentist Calms Root Canal Fears In Reno,  a dentist’s office is sometimes seen as a painful and scary place. The Reno Dentist, located at 855 W Seventh St Ste 200 Reno, NV tries to discourage that image with a knowledgeable staff and qualified dentists. However, endodontic therapy, a dental procedure commonly known as a root canal, still carries a strong association with pain that sometimes keeps people from regularly visiting the dentist and tending optimally to their oral health.

When a tooth becomes badly infected or decayed, a qualified dentist in Reno can clean the inside of the tooth by removing the bacteria, soft tissue (called pulp), decayed nerve tissue, and any debris that may be causing the tooth infection from the inside of the tooth. Your qualified dentist will then seal the tooth to prevent further decay and finish by applying a dental crown or filling. This is the process and purpose of a root canal. The process can be completed, typically, in just a few visits to your family dentistry practice. In many cases, a root canal procedure is a better option than removing the infected tooth since it allows you to keep your natural tooth.

Teeth that are more prone to requiring a root canal procedure in the state of Nevada are cracked or chipped, have received repeated dental procedures, have been damaged by trauma to the face, or are suffering from deep tooth decay. Wearing a mouth guard can help prevent damage sustained to teeth and practicing good oral hygiene habits, such as daily flossing and brushing, coupled with regular dental visits, can reduce the possibility of needing a dental root canal.

Though a root canal can be intimidating or scary, educating yourself and talking to your local cosmetic dentist in the Reno, Nevada area can relieve much of your anxiety. Root canals are often not painful, and for many people the pain of the infection experienced beforehand is worse than any pain that might be experienced during the procedure, and the relief is well worth the trouble.

If you are in the Reno or Sparks NV area, you can give The Reno Dentist a call at 775-322-5016 to see what we can do for your oral health.

We can make you look and feel great.

Don’t forget to visit us at our dentistry website at: https://www.therenodentist.com/.


The Reno Dentist in Reno Cares For Teeth

Family Dentistry Reno Dentists in Reno are concerned with your oral health and thus care about the condition of your mouth and all of your many teeth. At The Reno Dentist we recognize that your teeth help you both eat and speak. You use your teeth to tear, scrape, and chew food, as well as to form words with your tongue. Teeth are an important part of your oral health and The Reno Dentist wants to help keep your mouth and teeth healthy.

We humans have two sets of teeth in our lifetime. The first set are your ‘primary teeth’, which many folks around Reno often call ‘baby teeth’. Baby teeth typically start to come in at about 6 months old. An average healthy mouth for a Reno resident has a total of 20 primary teeth by about age 5.

Your primary teeth will eventually fall out and new teeth known as ‘permanent teeth’ will grow in. Permanent teeth typically begin to come in around age 6 for most Reno residents, but every person is unique and it could be a little earlier or later. By about age 13 an average healthy mouth should have 28 of the total 32 permanent teeth. The last four permanent teeth may or may not come, but typically come in between the ages of 17 and 21 if they do. Because of the late age that these last teeth come in they are commonly called ‘wisdom teeth’.

Many adults in the city of Reno have undergone wisdom teeth removal because these teeth can be problematic to your oral health, such as crowding a mouth. Other adults in the Reno area may not have these teeth pulled out because they are not causing problems. If you are concerned about the state of your wisdom teeth you can visit our local Reno office and we can help you make a decision.

Caring for all of your teeth whether you are young and have 20 primary teeth or are an adult and have 28 to 32 permanent teeth is important for your overall health. Visiting your Reno family dentist regularly, and brushing and flossing daily are great ways to care for your many teeth. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Shane Sykes cares about your oral health and teeth and can be reached by phone at 775-322-5016.


Reno Dental News: Poor Oral Health And Heart Disease

General Dentistry Reno Attention Reno family dentistry patients: brushing twice daily may help lower your risk of heart disease. Scientists, dentists, and cardiologists have known for many years that there is a link between inflammation in the mouth (gum disease) and heart problems, However, a recent study analyzed oral health habits and heart disease risk. Science Daily reported on the study which was published in the British Medical Journal.

I quote from the Science Daily article:

“The authors, led by Professor Richard Watt from University College London, analyzed data from over 11,000 adults who took part in a Scottish Health Survey. The research team analyzed data about lifestyle behaviors such as smoking, physical activity, and oral health routines.”

“Once the data was adjusted for established cardio risk factors, the researchers found that participants who reported less frequent toothbrushing had a 70 percent extra risk of heart disease compared to individuals who brushed their teeth twice a day.”

I am Dr. Shane Sykes DMD of The Reno Dentist. The Scottish survey is one of many that confirms the link between oral health and overall health. Simply put: you aren’t healthy unless your gums and teeth are healthy.

It doesn’t matter if you are a lean Reno distance runner with a pulse of fifteen beats a minute and a blood pressure of 100 over 60. It doesn’t matter if you are a vegan who has eaten a nutritionally balanced, low-fat diet for the past five years. If you have inflamed gums and tooth decay, you are at risk for problems in other areas of the body.

The phone number for The Reno Dentist is 775-322-5016. If you have concerns about your oral health, I invite you to schedule a general dentistry examination today.

Perhaps your teeth and gums are healthy but you wish your smile was more attractive. We can help you there also with a smile redesign. Porcelain veneers, crowns, inlays/onlays, and orthodontia are all available to solve any cosmetic problems you wish to correct.

If you have not visited a cosmetic dentist in Reno yet, now is the time. My knowledgeable team and I will help keep your smile beautiful for life.

Call us at 775-322-5016 to learn more.


An Air-dried Toothbrush Is A Healthy Toothbrush, Sparks

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Today in our Sparks NV dental blog we will highlight some of the simple things you can do with your toothbrush to keep your mouth as clean and healthy as possible.

One of the most important habits Sparks NV residents can form is to always allow their toothbrush to completely air dry between uses. The best way to let the toothbrush air dry is by placing it in a toothbrush holder on the counter with the bristles pointing up. This method of storage is much better than sticking it away in a drawer since it’s unlikely to dry there.

Also, when you travel away from the Sparks NV area, make sure your toothbrush is dry before you seal it away in a travel container.

A good strategy for Sparks NV residents to make sure their toothbrush has ample time to dry is to buy two toothbrushes at your Sparks NV drugstore. Then alternate between the two so each has time to fully dry out between uses.

And Sparks NV family dentistry patients should remember to replace their toothbrush (or toothbrushes) every 3-4 months, or after they’ve had a cold!

Hi. I’m Dr. Shane Sykes, a general and cosmetic dentist in Sparks NV, and I want my patients to have the best oral health possible. At The Reno Dentist we offer the following services:

We are currently accepting new Sparks NV patients and the knowledgeable staff here would be happy to answer any questions you have about teeth whitening, veneers, bonding, or other cosmetic dentistry procedures.


Tooth Whitening Dentistry In Reno

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Teeth whitening has really taken off in Reno. It has become a popular dental procedure and can provide excellent results if done properly.

There are a lot of options when it comes to tooth whitening. You can choose from a selection of over-the-counter options that you can get at your local pharmacy, or can go to a professional to get a complete tooth bleaching solution.

It is a good idea to consult with your family dentist before a tooth whitening, regardless of whether you choose to use an over-the-counter product. Your dentist will be able to help you understand the results you can expect, and can help recommend a product that will work for you.

There are many variables when it comes to tooth whitening. The color of your teeth at the beginning of your treatment will make a difference for your ending result. Different tooth whitening treatments will each produce a different result. Your Reno cosmetic dentist has experience with tooth coloration and the types of treatments available.

In many cases, your Reno dentist will be able to provide you with a tooth whitening solution that you can take home with you. In some cases, your Reno dentist may recommend a professional treatment that is done at the dentist’s office.

Professional tooth whitening can produce dramatic results in a single treatment, and is often done over a few treatments.

Tooth whitening is less expensive than it was in the earlier days of tooth whitening technology. Today, tooth whitening treatments are very affordable, and don’t take the time they used to.

If you are interested in a teeth whitening consultation in the Reno area, please call The Reno Dentist and make an appointment to see me. I will be happy to give you a check up, assess your tooth color, and recommend tooth whitening treatments that may be right for you.

-Dr. Shane Sykes


Dental Sealants – Another Tool For Cavity Prevention In Sparks NV

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General dentistry patients in the Sparks NV area know that regular brushing and flossing are essential for optimal oral health. However, the bristles of your toothbrush can’t reach into every small groove and depression in your teeth, especially the really bumpy back teeth. That’s where sealants can be invaluable.

Dental sealants are a plastic material that is applied by your Sparks NV dentist. This material is a resin that bonds to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, mainly in the pits and fissures. The plastic acts as a shield against acids and plaque so that the tooth enamel is protected.

Many Sparks NV residents might think that sealants are only for children and teenagers, but they can actually be beneficial for adults as well. If you are wondering if sealants are right for you, speak with your Sparks NV family dentist. This simple dental procedure can dramatically improve your oral health by protecting the surfaces that are particularly vulnerable to decay.

Many Sparks NV dental insurance providers include dental sealants as a covered benefit, so check with your provider if you are considering them. If you don’t have dental insurance, ask us about financing options. Because they can prevent cavities, dental sealants can save you money in the long run.

I’m Dr. Shane Sykes, a general and cosmetic dentist and I want to thank you for visiting my dental blog. At our office we serve the Sparks area by offering:

  • cosmetic dentistry
  • dental implants
  • general dentistry
  • wisdom teeth extraction
  • root canals

If you have any questions about these or other cosmetic dental procedures or would like to schedule an appointment, call us today at 775-322-5016.  Our knowledgeable staff would be happy to assist you.

Dr. Shane Sykes
The Reno Dentist
855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada

775-322-5016


Same Day Smile Makeovers At The Reno Dentist

Cosmetic Dentistry Reno Have you ever wished your Reno cosmetic dentist could glue new pearly white covers on your existing teeth as easy as you paint a wall in your house? Guess what? With porcelain veneers, it’s possible. Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin tooth-shaped fronts that are permanently bonded to your natural teeth.

Unlike a dental crown procedure, your Reno dentist does not need to remove tooth structure to place the restoration. If the teeth in question have decay, come see us immediately.

Call 775-322-5016 to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

At The Reno Dentist in Reno, veneers are used alone and in combination with other cosmetic dental procedures to create complete smile makeovers. Because they can correct cosmetic tooth misalignment in one visit, porcelain veneers are sometimes referred to as ‘instant orthodontics’.

Do veneers look like natural teeth?
Skilled Reno cosmetic dental lab artists create porcelain veneers with the color, reflective properties, and translucency of natural teeth: perfect natural teeth, that is. In addition, porcelain veneers can be made in any size or shape.

Are veneers at The Reno Dentist
strong?
Porcelain veneers are fabricated out of extremely durable material. If you have questions about whether a veneer or dental crown is the best choice for you, talk to Dr. Shane Sykes. Dr. Sykes will consider the size and condition of the tooth and its position in the mouth.

How long do veneers last?
Some smile makeover clients have veneers they received over 15 years ago. (And they still look terrific!) If properly cared for, veneers can last as long as dental crowns.

Are porcelain veneers affordable in Reno
?
The cost of cosmetic dental veneers at The Reno Dentist is competitive with other premium cosmetic and restorative dentistry practices in the Reno area. We use what we believe is the top dental lab in the state to create our client’s veneers and a significant portion of the cost of veneers goes to the lab. Porcelain veneers are often less expensive in Reno than crowns and orthodontia. For questions about the cost of porcelain veneers, call our office at 775-322-5016.

The Reno Dentist
855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada 89503
https://www.therenodentist.com/