A Youthful Smile At Any Age

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Declining health, limited mobility, financial strains – clearly, aging is not for wimps. Though some challenges Virginia City seniors face can’t be avoided, others can. Dental troubles, for instance. Many dental problems common among Sparks retirees such as missing teeth, gum recession, tooth damage, and yellowed enamel, can be remedied.

With modern cosmetic dentistry at The Reno Dentist, mature Virginia City men and women can have a terrific smile that looks as young as they feel (or wish they felt!). Regardless of your age, it is not too late to improve your smile – even if you have some missing teeth.

At The Reno Dentist in Reno, we pamper our esteemed patients. We offer comprehensive general and cutting-edge cosmetic dental services including cosmetic dentistry and dental implants.

If you live in Reno, Spanish Springs, Virginia City, or Sparks, call (775) 525-5692 to schedule an exam and consultation. You can speak with us about porcelain crowns and veneers, tooth-colored fillings, implant-supported dentures, invisible braces, and teeth whitening.


The Tea And Teeth Question

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What do you call a dentist who doesn’t like tea?
Why, Denis, of course.

Joking aside, a common concern for Carson City patients can be stained teeth. I’m Dr. Shane Sykes of The Reno Dentist. Today, let’s talk a little bit about a common cause of tooth staining: dark beverages including tea.

Over time, tea can stain the plaque that may eventually turn into tartar. Plaque can be brushed and flossed away. Thorough daily rituals of oral cleaning are valuable for this. Tartar (which forms if the plaque remains on the teeth for over 24 hours), on the other hand, will need to be removed in-office during a teeth cleaning appointment. Either way, between cleanings a wise method for avoiding tea staining is to rinse with water after drinking tea or to eat something and then to be sure to brush and floss all surfaces of the teeth at the end of the day.

If the color of your teeth is still unsatisfactory after a professional cleaning, there is always teeth whitening as an option. Our other services include:

Dentures and partial dentures
Invisalign
Root canals
Porcelain veneers
Wisdom teeth extraction

The cost of living is going up in Carson City, Spanish Springs, and Virginia City. Come on in, Sparks, and let us share our competitive pricing, financial options and superb service with you. Cosmetic dentistry may be less costly than you think.

Our specialty is cosmetic dentistry. A popular service in our office is dental implants. We would love to do restorative dentistry if that appeals to you.

Now you know that tea doesn’t have to stain teeth permanently. What’s your next question?

Shane Sykes, DMD

Shane Sykes
The Reno Dentist
855 W Seventh St Ste 200


Fighting Bad Breath and Removing Tooth Stains

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Did you know that brushing and flossing fights bad breath and removes stains?

If you have persistent stains that brushing can’t remove, get your teeth bleached at The Reno Dentist for a dazzling, stain free smile.

The American Dental Association recommends two minutes as a minimum time for brushing. Most folks think they brush that long but would be surprised if they actually set a timer. Most of us only brush for about a minute, if that.

I am Dr. Shane Sykes of The Reno Dentist. In my office, we practice preventative dentistry by working with our patients to establish essential oral hygiene habits.

If you are looking for a a family dentist in Reno, I invite you to come meet my knowledgeable team.

Our address is 855 W Seventh St Ste 200, Reno, Nevada. We offer general and restorative dentistry, including TMD treatment and dental implants.

And here’s a quick cold-fighting tip for my Reno clients: get a new toothbrush when you catch a cold. A toothbrush teeming with germs can re-infect you!

Give us a call at 775-322-5016.


The Dream Of No Drill In Sparks

The Dream Of No Drill In Sparks

If you ask dental patients in the Sparks, Reno, and Spanish Springs area what they hate the most about dental visits, chances are that they’ll mention the drill. Just the sound of it is enough to make people cringe.

Many residents of Reno, Nevada, may wonder if there will ever be an alternative to the dreaded dental drill. Guess what? Now there is!

Drill-less dentistry is also known as air abrasion or microabrasion. Air abrasion can be used for common dental procedures such as removing tooth decay or preparing tooth surfaces for sealants or bonding. These instruments work like a little sandblaster that aim a fine stream of particles at the area that would normally be drilled. After the stream of particles strikes and removes the decay, the materials are suctioned out of the mouth.

Hi. I’m Dr. Shane Sykes of Reno. I want my patients to be aware of the latest dental technology available, especially as it pertains to cosmetic dentistry.

If you are in need of quality dental care in the Sparks area, or if you are interested in a smile makeover, give The Reno Dentist a call at 775-322-5016. We can answer any questions you have about teeth whitening, veneers, gum contouring, or dental implants.

Make your appointment today so your teeth can look and feel their best!

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 following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/dental-health-faq, accessed on May. 2, 2012


3-Tooth Solution For A 1-Tooth Problem?

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Do you have a missing tooth?
Are you considering the different types of restorative dental procedures available?
Does a dental bridge seem to make the most sense financially?

If you have a missing tooth and want to restore that gap in your mouth, it is vital to examine the differences between a dental bridge and a tooth implant.

Dental bridges have replaced teeth for generations of Reno dental patients. However, they have some drawbacks:

  • They are a 3-tooth solution to a 1-tooth problem – the adjacent teeth must be prepped and crowned to hold the replacement (floating) tooth.
  • It is hard to properly clean the small areas under the bridge.
  • A dental bridge does not protect against bone recession at the extraction site.

Why does a tooth implant have advantages over a dental bridge?

  • It is a 1-tooth solution to a 1-tooth problem.
  • It is usually stronger.
  • It will diminish the risk of bone recession (as compared to a bridge) because it replaces the tooth root.
  • It is usually not as difficult to clean as a dental bridge – lower risk of decay.
  • They frequently last longer.
  • Dental implants can support a denture or partial denture.

If you need to replace a tooth, talk to your Reno dentist about dental financing options. If you decide on a dental implant, it will probably be less expensive in the long run.

If you want to learn more about dental implants, I invite you to call The Reno Dentist at 775-322-5016. I am Dr. Shane Sykes, and I am passionate about restoring smiles for my Sparks area patients with remarkable permanent restorations. Call today to schedule a dental implant consultation at my Reno office.