There are a variety of procedures today to replace or save a damaged tooth or teeth. They each have their purpose and you may wonder what each treatment is best used for. Missing teeth can be a serious matter. If the space they leave is not noticeable you may be tempted to do nothing about your missing teeth. However, that could be a mistake. The open spaces left from missing teeth can cause your surrounding teeth to shift or tilt leading to crooked teeth, the underlying jawbone can begin to atrophy, and other issues can develop that could affect the alignment of your bite, or other jaw issues. What can you do about the space? Bridge it.
Winter can be cold and gloomy and many dental subjects can be on the serious side. Do you like comedy? Do you like telling jokes? Today Wager Evans Dental would like to begin your weekend off on the right foot, (or left foot, whichever you prefer) with fourteen funny Friday dental jokes.
Are you into spas? If you’re not then maybe you should be. The benefits of spas have been researched and include a sense of renewal, increased optimism, and stress reduction. More than simply soothing sore joints, regular visits to the spa have also been proven to reduce absenteeism from work, fewer hospitalizations, better mental and physical health, and improved quality of sleep. Even a single visit to the spa can give you a sense of solace and healing and stimulate your energy. Perhaps you should check out Spa Atlantis.
Did you know that February is National Pet Dental Health Month? The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) declared February National Pet Dental Health Month because dental disease is one of the most common diseases affecting dogs and cats. The oral health of pets has been highly ignored up until recently and the AVMA wants to change that. According to them, yellow teeth and bad breath can be a sign of serious oral disease in your pet that can affect their internal organs including their kidneys, liver, and heart. If your pet presents with bad breath and yellow teeth, don’t ignore it. Take them to the vet for a dental checkup and spread the word that February is national dental health month for pets.
Dental researchers and scientists are continuously looking to improve dental products such as mouthwash, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and even floss. There are a variety of different ingredients that have been proven to help fight harmful oral bacteria that may one day end up in your toothpaste including seaweed extract and an extract from cocoa bean hulls. Coconut may be another ingredient that may soon end up in your toothpaste. Do you like coconut? Are you looking for something new to brush with?
The live performing arts are always exciting and the Pioneer Center in Reno Nevada provides the community with excitement and entertainment to rival all others. Not only are the performing arts fun to watch but they provide positivity in lives of those involved. Studies have indicated that involvement in the performing arts can lead to academic achievement and community involvement preparing those involved for future success. Whether a performer or an on-looker, the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts has something for you.
There are a variety of dental treatments available today. Sometimes different dentists offer different treatments and sometimes they perform their treatments with different dental materials. Wager Evans Dental is one of a relatively small number of dental practices that offer inlays and onlays as dental treatment options. What are inlays and onlays? What is the difference between them? Inlays and onlays are dental restorations used as conservative alternatives to full dental crowns. Learn more about dental inlays vs. onlays in the Q and A below.
Has your dentist recommended dentures? Are you feeling anxious about taking that step? Dentures can have a bad rap. When you were a kid and you saw dentures soaking in a cup on your grandparents night stand and freaked out, you feared the day you would ever have to get dentures. Not everyone will need dentures in their lifetime, but some people will, and if you are one learn more about dentures with our question and answer denture adventure below.
Did you know that your gums have pockets? They do, but when your gums are healthy they are hardly noticeable. When people talk about deep pockets it usually refers to having a lot of money, which is a good thing. However, if your gums have deep pockets that is not a good thing. The pockets in your gums are referred to as periodontal pockets, and if you have deep periodontal pockets it means your gums are diseased. Do your gums have deep pockets?
People develop habits. Some habits are good, like exercising, and some habits are bad. Some bad habits include smoking, biting your nails, cracking your knuckles, picking your teeth, and so on. Bad habits can do damage to your health, and other parts of your body. For instance, smoking can cause cancer. Picking your teeth in public is gross. Biting your nails can harm your teeth. There are several habits that are bad for your teeth, in fact. Wouldn’t you rather break your bad habits and not your teeth?