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/


Why Sports Drinks Put Teeth At Risk In Carson City

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Most health-conscious individuals in the Spanish Springs, Virginia City and Sparks area exercise regularly, and many turn to sports drinks for hydration.

While it’s true that they help maintain electrolyte levels in the body (and pose fewer health risks than energy drinks), their acidity can erode tooth enamel. And when tooth enamel erodes, those pearly whites are more susceptible to staining, discoloration, and decay.

Nobody wants stained teeth, so next time you’re at your Carson City or Virginia City gym, try substituting water for sports drinks.

If you have already experienced staining and tooth discoloration and would like to know more about porcelain veneers and teeth whitening in Reno, give The Reno Dentist a call at 775-322-5016.

We are a superior Reno, Nevada dental practice that offers:

root canals
wisdom teeth extraction
dentures

Dr. Shane Sykes has been treating dental patients in the Sparks area since 2011. The knowledgeable staff here can answer any questions you have about preventative oral care and cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers, gum contouring, invisible braces, tooth-colored fillings and smile makeovers.

Call us today for an appointment!


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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Professional Teeth Whitening In Reno

Professional Teeth Whitening at The Reno Dentist A dazzling smile leaves a lasting impression. Professional whitening of teeth can dramatically improve your overall appearance and give you a boost in self-confidence.

Our teeth often turn yellow or gray as we age. The things we eat and drink continually such as colored sodas, coffee and red wine contribute to the staining. Most of us are aware that smoking is not only bad for our lungs, but can also discolor our teeth. There are even some medications that can affect tooth color.

If you are considering having your teeth whitened, you must first decide which method to use. At The Reno Dentist, we enjoy discussing treatment options with our patients. To schedule a consultation to talk about teeth whitening or any other dental procedure, call 775-322-5016.

At-home whitening treatments usually consist of trays filled with whitening solution. It generally takes 7-14 days to achieve 3-6 shades lighter. Brush-on teeth gels and whitening strips take up to 30 days to achieve results. Whitening toothpaste may lighten superficial stains but often provides no change in appearance of teeth.

Professional teeth whitening procedures performed by a dental professional achieve dramatic results that can last longer than other treatments.

All of the whitening methods may cause tooth pain or sensitivity, but this usually goes away in a few days. If you have crowns, porcelain veneers or dental bonding, it is important to talk to your dentist before choosing a whitening method.

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

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Whitening vs Bleaching At The Reno Dentist In Reno

Whitening vs Bleaching At The Reno Dentist In Reno

Sparks teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dentistry service that The Reno Dentist provides in-office or through a take home kit. Results vary, but most patients experience significant lightening that lasts up to a year. Our Reno and Spanish Springs teeth whitening patients affirm that a whiter smile boosts self confidence and can take years of wear and discoloration away to reveal a brighter smile.

Teeth whitening and teeth bleaching, however, mean two different things. Surface cracks and stains occur on tooth enamel, exposing the yellower dentin below the surface. Discoloration can be the result of the natural aging process, illness, genetics, or dark colored food or drink. Foods and beverages that are both dark colored and acidic – like wine, coffee, and tomato sauce  – have even greater staining power.

Teeth whitener can refer to any product used to remove stains from tooth enamel: toothpaste, do it yourself strips, and certain mouthwashes are safe and inexpensive and can turn teeth whiter with continued, regular use. The extent of whitening varies, and it takes dedicated, consistent use to see results.

Whitening products that do not contain bleach can usually make teeth two to four shades lighter. These are a good choice for Sparks men and women with sensitive teeth and gums that can react to products containing harsher whitening chemicals. For pregnant or nursing mothers, the non-bleach whitening products are the safer choice.

Teeth bleaching is used to describe a tooth whitening product that contains a form of bleach, either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, in varying concentrations. For best results, Sparks teeth bleaching should be done in-office by your Nevada cosmetic dentist. Bleaching can achieve more noticeable results, sometimes up to seven shades lighter. Intrinsic stains on the dentin, as well as surface stains can be effectively lightened under an experienced Sparks dentist’s supervision.

Call the knowledgeable team at The Reno Dentist to schedule a consultation!

 

The following online articles were used as source material for this post:
Linda Dyett, ‘Teeth Whitening: How it Works and What it Costs,’ Consumer Guide to Dentistry, September 12, 2011, http://www.yourdentistryguide.com/teeth-whitening/.htm, accessed on Feb 6, 2012
‘How to Whiten Teeth,’ What’s Cooking America, http://whatscookingamerica.net/HealthBeauty/TeethWhitening.htm, accessed on February 6, 2012

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/


Don’t Like Your Teeth? 5 Great Reasons To Get A Smile Makeover!

Hello Sparks! When you look in the mirror, do you like what you see? If the answer is, ‘Not really,’ then you may want to consider these 5 reasons for people in Sparks to make some small improvements or undergo a complete smile re-design.

5. A little goes a long way. Some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as teeth whitening and tooth-colored fillings are simple but have dramatic results.

4. It’s more affordable than you think. Speak with your Reno, or Sparks cosmetic dentist and I am willing to bet that you’ll be surprised at the prices (in a good way!).

3. Your dentist will keep you comfortable. Many people worry that the procedures are painful, but dentists in the Sparks area can help you stay relaxed and free from discomfort whether you’re getting tooth-colored fillings, dental implants, veneers, or a complete smile makeover. Ask your dentist about oral sedation.

2. You will look and feel younger!

1. Regardless of your dental problems, chances are, your dentist can help you. Some Sparks residents believe they have to live with stained, chipped, cracked, crooked, or missing teeth, but today’s dentists have the tools and procedures to fix all of these dental problems and more.

If you are in the Sparks area and are looking for a dentist, I would love to serve you. My name is Dr. Shane Sykes. I have been practicing quality dentistry in a Reno, Nevada since 2011. Please call 775-322-5016 for an appointment.

The Reno Dentist offers the following services:

root canals
wisdom teeth extraction
dentures
porcelain veneers

And more! Call 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/


Affordable Teeth Whitening?

Spanish Springs Affordable Tooth Whitening If you are like most Sparks web users, you have probably seen the multitude of ads for ‘free teeth whitening kits’.

Some show a ‘real Spanish Springs mom’ who discovered a ‘tooth whitening secret’. Others assure you that their system is the one that ‘Virginia City dentists don’t want you to know about’. Many contain a link to a page that contains a convincing Carson City tooth whitening testimonial. They bolster their legitimacy by aligning themselves with respected companies such as CNN, USA Today and Forbes.

Unfortunately, most of these are rip-offs. In a recent article, the Better Business Bureau explains the scam:

The countless Web sites for various teeth whitening products claim to offer a no-risk, money back guarantee, free trial of the product. To sign up, customers must provide a credit or debit card number to cover shipping. Complainants to BBB state that they are billed before their trial ends and continue to be billed after they have told the company they want to cancel.

Complainants also may find mystery charges for other companies and services that they didn’t realize they were signing up for with their ‘free’ trial.

The BBB has received complaints about the following company/product names:

  • Dazzle White
  • White Smile
  • Teeth Smile
  • Dazzle Smile
  • Ivory White
  • Max White
  • My Whitening
  • Gleaming White Smile
  • Advanced Wellness Research

Don’t trust your smile to an internet scammer. Your Sparks tooth whitening dental office is the only place for safe teeth bleaching. You don’t want to take a chance with your credit card number or your tooth enamel! Call us at The Reno Dentist for advanced cosmetic dentistry and worry-free tooth whitening. You can reach us at 775-322-5016.