Quiz: What Takes Place During Cavity Treatment

When you experience a cavity, your dentist has no choice but to remove the portion of your tooth where decay is located. This is necessary because the damage of a cavity is permanent, and total removal is required to save the remaining tooth structure. In order to address this loss, your dentist will offer a restoration to keep your tooth in good condition. Smaller cavities typically lead to the placement of a dental filling. For decay that has done more harm, a dental crown can be required. One major concern when it comes to decay is the infiltration of bacteria into your pulp. This creates problems for the tooth’s living tissue, and can lead to serious complications. (more…)

Using Dental Implants To Help Rebuild Your Smile

If you have suffered tooth loss, prosthetic dentistry can help you make your smile whole again. One way many people choose to rebuild their smiles is through the support provided by dental implants. Implants are not the prosthetics themselves, but support for those prosthetics. Your dental implant will be surgically inserted into your jawbone. The location of your implant? The empty tooth socket where you once had a tooth. When this placement occurs, the healing process will actually see your bone fuse with the implant, which provides you with excellent support. Not everyone is ready for implant placement. Before you move forward with the procedure to receive one, your dentist will need to make sure you are a viable candidate. (more…)

The Reno Sculpture Fest Runs May 12-14

Starting on Friday, May 12, and ending Sunday, May 14, downtown Reno will be your source for impressive sculpture art. The Reno Sculpture Fest puts a variety of engaging, unique sculpture works up for display in the heart of Reno, at ReTrac Plaza, for residents to enjoy. The event will see twelve city blocks dedicated to large works and interactive installations on display. There will also be kids’ activities, live painters, muralists, and more! For three days in May, you and your family can witness downtown Reno transform into an interactive, exciting, and stirring display of art. (more…)

Questions You Might Have About Porcelain Veneers

Are you looking at your smile lately and wishing you could make improvements to how it looks? The right cosmetic dental treatment can help you feel more secure about your smile. One popular means of making notable cosmetic changes is having porcelain veneers placed on teeth. You can use veneers to cover up teeth that are misshapen, dulled by wear and tear, or even poorly sized. They also help against discoloration. However, you should understand that porcelain veneers are effectively permanent, as they are bonded to your teeth, and you will not be able to remove them on your own. (more…)

Tooth Loss Can Be A Real Threat To Your Oral Health

You would have a hard time finding someone who would argue that losing a tooth could improve your smile. A missing tooth can hurt how you look, but you should also pay attention to how it can hurt your oral health. Tooth loss can leave you facing the problem of no longer being able to bite and chew in a way that feels natural. Over time, you can develop jaw problems, experience excess wear and tear on remaining teeth, and face a risk for losing more teeth. You can have your smile back, and support better dental function, by having a prosthetic put in place. If you have that prosthetic secured with a dental implant, you can enjoy support that even protects you from jawbone resorption, which can cause real trouble.  (more…)

Can My Age Affect My Cavity Risk?

As a person ages, years of use can cause wear and tear on teeth. Of course, this is not exactly avoidable, as it occurs inevitably when you bite and chew. What you can do is protect yourself against cavities, even as changes take place with your smile. Keeping your smile clean by brushing and flossing is vital at any age. For older patients, that care can help to protect you from an increased cavity risk created by wear and tear, or from a condition like dry mouth, which makes you more vulnerable to problems. Of course, it is certainly important to remember that your dentist is a reliable source of preventive and restorative dental care, and that routine checkups can have real value. (more…)

See The Reno Xtreme Barrel Race April 26-30

From Wednesday, April 26 through Sunday, April 30, you can check out the action as some top-tier barrel racers take part in the Reno Xtreme Barrel Race. Hosted at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center, this event is open to the public for FREE! In addition to exciting races, you can check out the trade show going on at the center, and meet the athletes in the races. Vendors will be on hand to offer merchandise and western art up for sale to the public. You and your family can enjoy four days of thrilling races, with amateurs and professionals represented. (more…)

Knowing What Your Comprehensive Dentist Can Do For You

A dental office offering comprehensive care can provide the level of oral health care to truly protect your smile. Of course, in addition to offering the preventive and restorative dental services that supply that protection, they can also offer cosmetic dental work to make improvements, too. Your smile can face a range of different threats. Cavities are certainly something to be concerned about, but your comprehensive dentist can also address matters like gum disease, or even sleep apnea. If you want to ensure you are enjoying the full benefits of comprehensive care, make sure you attend regular checkups. These allow your dentist regular opportunities to look in on your particular needs, and help keep your smile in top shape. (more…)

Using A Dental Filling To Address A Cavity

A dental filling is used after a cavity is removed to restore your tooth. Unfortunately, there is no way to save the portion of your tooth upset by spreading decay, and your dentist must remove it completely. To make up for this loss of material, a filling is put in place. By using composite resin, your dentist can provide you with a restoration that is bonded to your tooth. You also benefit from the appearance of your filling, as composite resin can closely match your surrounding enamel. (more…)

Could Your Morning Coffee Habit Be Hurting Your Smile?

Many of us count on a cup of coffee in the morning to help prepare for the day ahead. You may turn to the coffee machine in your company’s break room when you need another boost of energy later in the day, too. It is important to remember that too much coffee can lead to stains in your teeth. In time, those stains can settle and worsen, and you can find yourself wondering what happened to your bright, attractive smile. Of course, coffee is one of many potential causes of dental discoloration. If you need to reverse the effects of teeth stains, you should discuss a professional teeth whitening treatment with your dentist. They can provide you with a kit that contains professional-strength whitening agents, or you can come in for an appointment, where they can perform a whitening procedure. (more…)