3 Point Checklist Before Your Dental Consultation

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Looking for a dentist in Reno, Nevada 89503 because you’re losing the battle with buildup, chipped teeth, tooth pain, stains or decay? I’m Dr. Shane Sykes with The Reno Dentist since 2011. This article offers 3 steps to take before you arrive at our office for a consultation.

The state of your mouth is vital to your strength both emotionally and physically. Everyone wants to make a positive impression when they smile or speak. We understand that. The look, the odor, the feel, the functionality of your biting surfaces are so important to your everyday experience that we recognize our vital role in finding solutions to these troubles.

Of course, your very first step is making contact. Please call 775-322-5016 or visit us at 855 W Seventh St Ste 200 Reno, Nevada 89503 or online at https://www.therenodentist.com/about/our-doctors/.

After you schedule a consultation with our knowledgeable team members here at The Reno Dentist please take a moment to review the following checklist for a productive appointment experience:
1. Understand your hygiene routine and gaps in technique or consistency.
When do you brush your teeth? Do you floss? How often? If not, why? We can review your habits and determine what is holding you back, if anything.
2. Identify pain or problem areas throughout your mouth.
Persistent or intermittent? Sharp or dull? Triggered by hot or cold? Living with pain is unnecessary with the technology and expertise available these days. Sometimes there are uncomplicated solutions to seemingly big pains. Let us address all your aches.
3. What do you want  your smile to look like?
If you can describe your ideal smile, we can discuss how to achieve it. There are numerous possibilities for a fantastic smile transformation as well as dental maintenance procedures. Cosmetic dentistry runs the gamut from teeth whitening to veneers to dental implants.

We anticipate you’ll have questions about the cost of porcelain veneers, cost and time commitment for dental implants, possibility of invisible braces, the price of filling a cavity or placing a crown. We will have answers for you. We are equipped and trained in procedures perfect for your concerns and needs. We see patients for dentures, Invisalign, root canals, porcelain veneers, or wisdom teeth extraction. We assist patients in reaching their dental goals through cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, restorative dentistry, and many other affordable procedures.

When it comes to looking for a dentist in Reno or the neighboring Carson City, Spanish Springs, or Virginia City communities please know that you will be in capable hands with me, Dr. Shane Sykes and my awesome team of friendly and capable dental professionals.

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


The Popularity Of Cosmetic Dentistry In Reno

The Popularity Of Cosmetic Dentistry In Reno

Have you noticed endless pictures coming out of Hollywood featuring celebrities with perfect smiles, even photos of actors and actresses who didn’t have the best teeth early in their careers? Can ordinary people obtain a celebrity-caliber smile? Absolutely!

In recent years there has been a significant increase in the accessibility of state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry in the Reno area.

The truly amazing thing about cosmetic dentistry is that it’s one celebrity perk that is accessible to almost everyone.

Whether it is a relatively minor alteration a dental patient would like, such as teeth whitening, or a more involved procedure such as a complete smile re-design, more and more dentists are giving folks just like you the beautiful teeth they have always wanted.

Because there are so many different cosmetic dentistry procedures, they can be performed individually or in combination to get Reno patients the improvements to their smiles that are most desirable.

I’m Dr. Shane Sykes. If you are looking for quality dental care in the Reno or Sparks NV area, give us a call here at The Reno Dentist. We are currently accepting new patients. Ask us about teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and smile makeovers.

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


Cosmetic Dentistry vs. General Dentistry In Reno

Cosmetic Dentistry vs. General Dentistry In Reno Hello, I’m Dr. Sykes Shane. Welcome to my Reno cosmetic dentistry blog. Today’s article focuses on the difference between general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.

General dentists in Reno are dedicated to preventing and treating oral disease such as cavities and gum disease. When a problem is diagnosed, let’s say, a cavity between two teeth, a general dentist will assess the best way to restore the tooth involved.

Reno cosmetic dentists perform elective dental procedures that make a smile more attractive. Cosmetic dentistry procedures available at The Reno Dentist in Reno include teeth whitening, tooth-colored fillings, dental bonding, veneers, inlays, onlays, and dental crowns.

Some Reno dentists, like myself, offer both general and cosmetic dentistry procedures. In some cases, there is a cosmetic component to restorative procedures. For example, if a Reno dental patient comes in after receiving an injury that chipped a front tooth, the tooth needs to be restored to prevent decay. The tooth is also less structurally sound, so it is vulnerable to further damage. In addition, the tooth affects the overall appearance of the smile. Depending on the specifics of the damage, there are several of restorative options. Dental bonding, porcelain veneers, and crowns are all used to repair a damaged tooth.

As you can see, there is not always a definitive line between general and cosmetic dentistry. At The Reno Dentist, my knowledgeable team provides the full spectrum of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental procedures. We treat Sparks area patients of all ages: from toddlers just beginning to get their baby teeth to mature clients who remember the days when many people were afraid of dentists and their whiny drills. (Some of our wonderful elderly Reno patients have crowns that are twice as old as our hygienists.)

Experienced Reno dental professionals who perform pediatric, general, orthodontic, and cosmetic dental procedures can meet all of your families’ dental needs.

If you are looking for a full-service dental practice in the Sparks area, I invite you to come into The Reno Dentist in Reno, We are located at 855 W Seventh St Ste 200. To schedule an oral examination or smile makeover consultation, call 775-322-5016.

The Reno Dentist
855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada 89503
https://www.therenodentist.com/
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Makeovers For Busy Spanish Springs Smiles

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Have you been considering sprucing up your smile with cosmetic dentistry but are afraid you can’t fit it into your hectic schedule? Let The Reno Dentist put your mind at ease.

Cosmetic dentistry at The Reno Dentist in Reno is quicker than you think. Some procedures such as teeth bleaching can be done in just one visit to our comfortable office.

If you are one of the many Reno folks who wants to straighten your teeth, check out the new orthodontic options including 6-month braces, invisible braces, and adult braces.

A porcelain veneer is a minimally invasive cosmetic dental procedure very popular in the Spanish Springs, Virginia City, and Carson City area. Veneers remedy chipped teeth, cracked teeth, discolored teeth, and slightly misshapen teeth.

If you replace your old silver fillings with tooth colored fillings, you can open wide without flashing any silver. Your rear molars will look like they did before you had any cavities filled. (How long ago was that?)

At The Reno Dentist, we create unforgettable smiles every day. It’s your turn! Call us today at (775) 525-5692!

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Dental Patient Education For Virginia City

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Hi. My name is Dr. Shane Sykes. I have enjoyed serving the Reno and Sparks area since 2011. One of the things that I pride myself on is giving my patients the oral health education they need to have a healthy smile.

Here at The Reno Dentist we know that optimal dental health happens at home, so we want you to have all the information you need to form good dental habits, such as brushing and flossing regularly, and to stick with those habits throughout your life.

When my patients are in need of a dental procedure such as a filling or a crown, we take the time to communicate what will happen, why it needs to be done, and how to care for your teeth post-procedure.

In addition to having healthy teeth and gums, I also want my Sparks dental patients to have the beautiful smile they have always wanted. That’s why I also work to make my patients aware of the many effective cosmetic dentistry procedures that are available in and around Reno. Procedures such as teeth whitening and veneers are simple, but can have amazing results.

If you are in the Reno, Spanish Springs, or Sparks area and are looking for a highly skilled dentist with experience as well as superior communication skills, give us a call here at 775-322-5016. We can answer any questions you have about cosmetic dentistry procedures such as dental implants or complete smile makeovers. Some of the most popular procedures done in our office are:

root canals
wisdom teeth extraction
dentures
porcelain veneers

Call us soon to book an appointment!

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


How Can You Improve Your Smile Quickly?

Porcelain Veneers With porcelain veneers, you can revamp your smile without significant restorative dental work.

Porcelain veneers are glass-like, wafer-thin covers that are attached to the front of your teeth. Porcelain has been used in dentistry for many years because no other restorative material is such an excellent match for natural tooth enamel. Porcelain is translucent and can be matched to the color of any tooth. It is stronger than enamel and resists stains.

Dental ceramists who fabricate porcelain veneers are both artists and technicians. They create beautiful paper-thin wafers that adhere to teeth, correcting chips and stains. Porcelain veneers can also straighten crooked teeth for patients who don’t need orthodontic work.

Patients who receive porcelain veneers appreciate the less-invasive process of enhancing their smile. Newer techniques require no removal of healthy tooth enamel.

We would be happy to show you what veneers can do for your smile.

The Reno Dentist is located at 855 W Seventh St Ste 200 in Reno. We provide skilled dental care for patients in the greater Sparks area. Our phone number is 775-322-5016. You can visit https://www.therenodentist.com/about/our-office/ for information about our practice and our knowledgeable team.

Smile – sunshine is good for your teeth!


Mouthwash Facts In Reno

Hi, I am Dr. Shane Sykes and this is the The Reno Dentist blog. In today’s post I would like to discuss mouthwash. Many Nevada residents use mouthwashes to freshen their breath and help retard tooth decay. Mouthwash should never be used exclusively though, good oral hygiene starts with a thorough tooth brushing followed by flossing. Mouthwash is just a supplement in your dental hygiene tool box.

It is important for Nevada residents to know what kind of mouthwash they are using. Some mouthwashes merely mask bad breath while others help reduce the bacteria that causes plaque and bad breath.

If you are one of the Reno residents that suffers from bad breath it is important to choose a mouthwash that contains ingredients that help prevent tooth decay such as fluoride. But Nevada folks also need to use caution when using mouthwashes because many of the ingredients are dangerous when the recommended amount of mouthwash is exceeded.

Some of the poisonous components are chlorhexidine, gluconate, ethanol, hydrogen peroxide, and methyl salicylate. If you experience throat pain, vomiting, headache, or abdominal pain after using mouthwash, seek medical help immediately. The National Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222) can answer questions if you feel have over used your mouthwash.

At The Reno Dentist we want everyone to have great smelling breath, but to use caution when treating their bad breath. Make sure to read your mouthwash label and follow all instructions given.

In addition to preventative dental care, The Reno Dentist offers a wide range of Spanish Springs cosmetic dentistry procedures. If you are a resident anxious to have a whiter, brighter smile, The Reno Dentist offers various teeth whitening in Reno options. The Reno Dentist also provide cosmetic dentistry and dental implants.

At The Reno Dentist we have been improving the smiles of residents in Reno, Sparks and the surrounding areas since 2011. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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


“It Doesn’t Take A Lot Of Time To Beautify Your Smile, Reno”

Are you a busy Reno resident who can’t find the time to improve your smile? My name is Shane Sykes and my staff and I at The Reno Dentist believe finding the time to restore missing, cracked, or discolored teeth is the most important thing you can do with your time.

You may think that hiding your smile as you zip around zip area 89503 running errands or dropping kids off will make your dental problems disappear. Think again. At The Reno Dentist we have been treating the residents of Reno and it’s surrounding areas since 2011 and have seen the results of neglected teeth and gums. Don’t let your Nevada smile deteriorate any longer, call me today at 775-322-5016 to begin restoring your smile.

One of our specialties at The Reno Dentist is dental implants. Whether you have damaged or lost your tooth due to injury or periodontal disease, we have custom treatment plans to restore it. Our happy Reno dental implant patients have discovered that implants look and feel like their own teeth.

Dental implants are great for producing a foundation for dentures, supporting a bridge, or replacing a damaged tooth without disturbing the surrounding teeth. Since dental implants interface into the anatomy of your jaw they help reduce bone loss and gum recession.

My staff and I at The Reno Dentist would love to have a consultation and develop a comprehensive treatment plan for you. Your smile is our number one priority, make it yours as well and you will be healthier and happier.

We provide advanced general and cosmetic dentistry including wisdom teeth extraction, root canals and dentures.


Stick Out Your Tongue In Sparks!

Sparks NV Oral Health Exam By Dentist As health professionals, we know that Sparks dentists diagnose and treat conditions of the teeth and gums, but we sometimes overlook the importance of the tongue.

Have you ever considered all the amazing things your tongue can do? It helps us talk, perceive the texture and flavor of food, chew, and swallow. This strong and nimble gymnast is in near-constant motion during our waking hours. It is a wonder that we don’t accidentally bite it more often as we smile, chew, drink, breathe, swallow, cough, and laugh.

Your tongue can also reveal problems with your health, including digestive problems, infections, and diseases of the blood.

When Shane Sykes performs oral exams, the tongue is always checked for signs of oral cancer and other serious diseases.

Here are some tongue abnormalities and possible causes:

  • Swollen tongue: reaction to food/drink/medication, strep infection, leukemia, hypothyroidism
  • White tongue: dehydration, yeast infection, irritation to tobacco, enteritis, gastritis, colitis, anemia or other nutritional deficiency
  • Canker sores: may be triggered by stress or reaction to food, toothpaste, or mouthwash.

If you have persistent canker sores, you may want to try eliminating products that contain sodium lauryl (or laurel) sulfate (SLS). SLS is a cheap foaming agent that is found in many personal care products. It can be difficult to find SLS-free dental products in Sparks. The following brands have previously offered SLS-free versions but check labels carefully every time you buy a new tube. I have noticed that SLS has re-appeared in some brands.

  • Biotene
  • Sensodyne Pronamel
  • Tom’s of Maine
  • Rembrandt Low Abrasion

If you can’t find an SLS-free toothpaste at your local Sparks Walmart or Target, I would suggest trying health food stores, specialty drug stores, or trusted online sites.

Many of my Sparks patients have asked me about tongue-scraping. I recommend thorough dental hygiene including cleaning the tongue. To schedule a consultation to discuss any dental health issues including tongue scraping, please contact my office at 775-322-5016.

Dr. Shane Sykes DMD
The Reno Dentist
Providing general and cosmetic dental services including cosmetic dentistry and dental implants


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?

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