5 Reasons To Get To Know The Reno Dentist In Reno

Carson City cosmetic dental and tooth implants

Hello Reno residents! My name is Dr. Shane Sykes. My dental practice, The Reno Dentist, serves the Spanish Springs, Virginia City, and Carson City area.

My knowledgeable staff has helped me create a dental practice where we treat patients of all ages with superior experience and care. We are currently accepting new patients, so we invite you to come in and meet our staff if you are looking for a general or cosmetic dentist. Our services include:

1. root canals
2. wisdom teeth extraction
3. dentures
4. porcelain veneers
5. Invisalign

Many of our new dental patients from Reno and Sparks ask us about cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening, smile makeovers and dental implants. We would love to answer your questions about these procedures as well as our other dental services.

The dental health of my patients is my top priority, and if you are in the Spanish Springs or Virginia City area and are in need of quality dental care, please call The Reno Dentist at 775-322-5016 or visit us on the web at https://www.therenodentist.com/about/our-office/.

Thank you for visiting the Reno dental blog and for taking the time to learn more about my dental practice, The Reno Dentist. Call today to schedule 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/


Are You Getting Your Dose Of D?

pediatric dentist

Most Sparks residents know that vitamin D is important for healthy teeth and bones, but many of us fail to get adequate amounts. Today’s article is a friendly reminder to our patients – especially expectant mothers – about the importance of vitamin D.

Here is a sampling of vitamin D findings from around the web:

“Several recent reports demonstrate a significant association between periodontal health and the intake of vitamin D.” 1

“Researchers who took a second look at a series of clinical trials conducted on 2,000 children in several countries between the 1920s and 1980s determined vitamin D — which we often garner from sunlight — was associated with around a 50 percent reduction in the incidence of tooth decay.”2

“Inadequate vitamin D levels in pregnant women may be associated with dental caries in their children during the first year of life.”3

“The sun is an excellent source of vitamin D, but it is hard to quantify how much vitamin D you get from time in the sun and the risk of skin cancer may outweigh the benefits. Food first, says Baylor College of Medicine dietitian Keli Hawthorne. “Supplements can fill in the gaps but it is always better to try to meet your nutritional needs with foods that contain fiber, phytonutrients, and so much more,” Unless you enjoy a diet that includes fatty fish or fish liver oils, it may be hard to get enough vitamin D naturally without eating fortified foods or taking a supplement. “The major dietary source of vitamin D comes from fortified diary, along with some yogurts and cereals,” Hawthorne says. Mushrooms, eggs, cheese, and beef liver contain small amounts.” 4

I’m Shane Sykes of The Reno Dentist in Reno, Nevada. I encourage all of my patients to practice preventative medicine by eating a healthy diet complete with all vital nutrients. At The Reno Dentist, we offer the full lineup of dental services in our conveniently located office. Ask us about dentures, porcelain veneers, or wisdom teeth extraction.

We are currently accepting new patients at The Reno Dentist. My friendly team of dental professionals would love to serve your family for all of their dental needs. You can schedule an appointment by calling 775-322-5016.

1 SH Stein, DA Tipton, “Vitamin D and its impact on oral health–an update., Spring 2011, PubMed.gov NIH,” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21748977, accessed on June 23, 2014
2 1University of Washington, “Vitamin D linked to lower rates of tooth decay,” ScienceDaily, November 27, 2012, www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121127130321.htm, accessed on June 23, 2014
3 “Maternal Vitamin D Levels and Early Childhood Caries May be Linked, Researchers Find,”Journal of the American Dental Association, June 1, 2014, http://jada.info/content/145/6/526.3.full, accessed on June 23, 2014
4 “Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?,” WebMD, 2011, http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/guide/are-you-getting-enough-vitamin-d?page=2, accessed on June 23, 2014


Whitening For 3 Types Of Tooth Stains In Reno

Reno Teeth Bleaching

Hello Reno! If your smile could use some brightening, what are you waiting for? Professional teeth whitening and teeth bleaching are the easiest ways Spanish Springs residents can dramatically improve their appearance.

It is important to realize that not every Sparks smile responds the same to teeth bleaching. The degree of whiteness attained and the treatment time necessary depends on the type of stains being treated.

1. Surface or extrinsic stains are the most accessible and easiest to remove. They are caused by the usual suspects: coffee, tea, wine, cola, smoking, and the natural aging process.

2. Intrinsic stains can be lightened but it may take a bit longer. These stains form from the inside out but are visible through the enamel. They can be caused by trauma, tetracycline antibiotics, infection, or excessive fluoride use in childhood before the enamel is fully formed.

3. Combination: Some Reno dental patients have both extrinsic and intrinsic staining. As we age, our teeth change – regardless of how well we take care of them. Two things that work against us are that 1) our enamel thins, while 2) the dentin underneath fades and yellows. Again, the extrinsic stains on the enamel are the quickest to lighten, but ongoing treatment with a peroxide-based penetrating whitener can lighten the deeper discoloration.

It is best to trust fast teeth whitening treatment to the care of an experienced dentist such as Shane Sykes of The Reno Dentist. Shane Sykes and the experienced team of dental professionals at The Reno Dentist have been brightening smiles in Reno since 2011. We also offer root canals, wisdom teeth extraction, dentures, porcelain veneers and Invisalign.

Upgrade your face value by brightening your smile!

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