I Evaluate Your Teeth – You Evaluate The Reno Dentist

Sparks Smile Makeovers Hello friends of The Reno Dentist. Welcome to my Reno dentistry blog. This site is for my valued patients and anyone in the Reno area who is looking for a local experienced and considerate dentist.

I invite you to call 775-322-5016 to schedule an evaluation.

I’m not talking about an ordinary dental evaluation, although I will certainly examine your teeth and gums thoroughly and advise you on any required preventative or restorative needs. I invite you to perform your own evaluation of me and my dental practice.

I encourage you to evaluate:

  • My education, experience and cosmetic dental skill
  • The variety of services we provide at The Reno Dentist
  • My recommendations about your dental needs
  • Before and after photos of my smile makeover patients
  • My philosophy of preventative dentistry
  • The length of the wait time for your appointment
  • My office atmosphere and the attentiveness of my considerate professional dental team
  • All the extras that make your dental visits pleasant and comfortable
  • My ability to explain the vital technical details of procedures and characteristics of restorative materials
  • The many services available at The Reno Dentist including general dentistry, beautiful smile makeovers, and oral sedation
  • My The Reno Dentist website at https://www.therenodentist.com/

Fair enough? I will evaluate your dental needs and you can think about everything about me and my Reno dental practice. I believe that you will like what you find.

Dr. Shane Sykes
The Reno Dentist
855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada 89503

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4 Reasons To Get Your Child To Your Sparks Dentist

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Did you know that The American Dental Association recommends that a child’s first visit to a dentist should occur around twelve months of age?

For many parents in the Spanish Springs, Virginia City, and Carson City area, this may come as a surprise. Today in the The Reno Dentist post, we are going to review 4 reasons why your toddler’s teeth are worth a dental visit.

1. Twelve months of age happens to be about the time when a child’s first teeth tend to erupt. Once those teeth are out, it’s time to get them looked at by a professional.

2. One of the most important things your Virginia City or Carson City dentist will do at this visit will be to clean those young teeth and apply fluoride.

3. Visiting the dentist at a young age is a great way to help your child get used to the dentist’s office. This will help them to be more comfortable with the dentist as they grow older.

4. Visiting the dentist also helps parents enlist the help of other adults is establishing good dental habits in their children. Starting early dental visits will mean that later in life your child is less likely to require braces or other cosmetic dentistry procedures such as dental implants.

If your child is apprehensive about visiting the dentist, you might want to bring them for a short tour of our office beforehand. They can meet our friendly staff and learn what to expect when they come in for their exam.

I’m Dr. Shane Sykes, of Reno. I want my patients to have the best oral health possible. I also want them to look their best, so if you have any questions about a smile makeover or other cosmetic dentistry procedures, contact my knowledgeable dental team at 775-322-5016.

At The Reno Dentist we offer:

root canals
wisdom teeth extraction
dentures
porcelain veneers

Thanks for reading!

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


4 Super Tips For Strong Enamel In Spanish Springs

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Did you know that enamel is the hardest substance in the body? It’s true! This substance, found on the outer surface of your teeth, truly should last a lifetime. But just because it’s super strong doesn’t mean you don’t have to work to take care of it.

Here are some helpful tips for keeping enamel healthy.

1. Pick the right foods for enamel health. It’s no secret that soft drinks hurt your teeth, and don’t think that diet sodas are harmless – the artificial sweeteners can also erode enamel over time. There are also other culinary culprits that can do a lot of harm. Sticky, chewy candies should be avoided. Chewing ice is a no-no. And don’t use your teeth as tools. Take a minute to grab some scissors before you rip open that package with your teeth.

On the flip side, foods with calcium can neutralize acid in your mouth as protect your teeth. So, enjoy your dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt!

2. Avoid vigorous brushing and use a soft brush. Also, it’s best to brush about an hour after eating, because foods, especially acidic ones, can soften the enamel, thus making it more prone to damage from brushing. If your teeth are discolored or yellowish, you may feel you need to brush harder. Instead, discuss teeth whitening with your dentist.

3. Keep stomach acids in check. If you have a problem with severe heartburn, the stomach acid could be traveling up your esophagus and into your mouth. This acid can erode enamel, so talk to your Spanish Springs, Reno, or Carson City doctor about treatment.

4. Talk to your dentist about dry mouth and tooth grinding. Lack of saliva is a major problem for tooth enamel, and it’s no surprise that teeth grinding can also wear it down. Make sure your Sparks area dentist is aware if you experience either of these issues.

Hi, my name is Dr. Shane Sykes. I want my patients to have the best oral health possible, and that starts with enamel health. I also love helping my patients get the dazzling smile they want with various cosmetic dentistry procedures such as dental bonding, veneers, invisible braces, tooth colored fillings, and dental implants.

My practice, The Reno Dentist, is currently accepting new patients, so give us a call at 775-322-5016 to make 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/

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/healthy-teeth-2/tooth-enamel-damage, accessed on September 18, 2013


Keeping Dental Patients Comfortable in Reno

Keeping Cosmetic Dental Patients Comfortable in Reno

Pain isn’t fun. Your Reno dentist knows this, and that is why the dental team at The Reno Dentist have made patient comfort a top priority. In conjunction with creating a relaxing environment, your dentist has various medications that can reduce and even eliminate pain associated with different dental procedures to give you a more enjoyable experience.

Some of the most common pain-relieving medications used in Sparks dentist offices and around the country are topical anesthetics. These are swabbed directly onto mouth tissue so they only numb the very surface layers. Topical anesthetics can reduce the pain of mouth sores, or they can be applied to prepare the mouth for an injection.

Local anesthetics are injected into mouth tissue (usually the gums) to block the nerve sensations to specific areas of the mouth. Spanish Springs, Virginia City, and Carson City dentists numb the mouth in this way before filling cavities, treating gum disease, or before certain cosmetic dentistry procedures.

It is very common for your dentist to recommend an over the counter analgesic to relieve pain after a dental visit. These medications include aspirin, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen.

Because your Reno cosmetic dentist will most likely use a pain reliever during the dental visit or prescribe something for you to take after the treatment, make sure you jot down a complete list of medications you are taking, including herbal supplements, before each appointment.

I’m Dr. Shane Sykes and I want Sparks residents to be informed about their dental care, especially as it pertains to pain relief during dental treatment. If you are in the Reno area and are looking for quality dental care, please contact my office today at (775) 525-5692. Our knowledgeable staff would be happy to talk to you about cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, wisdom teeth extraction, and the other services we offer.

Dr. Shane Sykes
The Reno Dentist
855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno Nevada zip code 89503
775-322-5016

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