Take Part In Reno Earth Day April 23

Twenty acres of space at Idlewild Park will be dedicated to the cause of sustainable living and environmental awareness during Reno’s Earth Day event on Sunday, April 23. There will be a gathering of more than 350 exhibits at the event, and families will be able to take part in fun activities, and learn more about their role in keeping our environment clean. The selected theme for this year’s Earth Day is “The Natural World, Clean and Green Technologies and Many Cultures.” You can also enjoy live performances, and explore special topic and theme areas when you arrive. Admission to the event is totally free! (more…)

Quiz: How Dental Implants Affect Your Prosthetic Experience

Why would you want to have a dental implant placed to hold a prosthetic? After all, you can ensure a replacement tooth stays in place with a dental bridge, which can be affixed without oral surgery. What you should know about dental implants is that they offer significant functional advantages, and some unique benefits. One major benefit to having an implant is that you can avoid jawbone resorption, a problem with losing bone mass in your jaw, which can occur after tooth loss. Implants can also make it easier to avoid losing more teeth after your initial tooth loss experience. (more…)

What You Can Learn During A Cosmetic Consultation

A consultation about cosmetic dental work can open you up to ideas for improving your smile you had not considered. Sure, you may have a clear idea (or several) about what you would like to change about how your teeth look. However, the path to achieve those improvements may not be clear. Your dentist can walk you through what to expect from different cosmetic dental procedures. They can also study your teeth, and incorporate their findings into their guidance. When you commit to cosmetic work, you can find a means of addressing problems that have frustrated you, and enjoy the lasting benefits of your dentist’s efforts. (more…)

Is It Time To Replace Your Dental Crown?

Your dental crown should provide protection and support for a tooth for many years. Your tooth will need that extended care. Once damage that requires restorative dental work occurs, the harm is essentially permanent. If you start to notice your crown looking worn down, or if it feels as if its fit is less secure, you can discuss concerns with your dentist. Upon review, they may determine that your crown needs to be replaced. This can also be a necessary step when your restoration suffers damage. (more…)

Are You Paying Attention To Your Periodontal Health?

How easily could you recognize signs of poor periodontal health? While many patients are aware that they need to be careful to avoid gum disease, there may be some confusion on the threat this condition poses. You may not feel pain, but your gums can look red, or swollen. You may notice that they are more sensitive, and will bleed more often when you brush. These changes can indicate that you are dealing with gingivitis. Your dentist can help by providing you with a Perio Tray, to fight the infection. It is important to seek prompt care if you think you are experiencing poor periodontal health, as gum disease that progresses into a more severe state can become permanent. (more…)

Check Out The Cinco De Mayo Festival In Reno April 29-30

The Grand Sierra Resort in Reno will dedicate a portion of its parking area to host a two day outdoor Cinco De Mayo Festival. The event will run on Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30. Throughout the event, you can see live music and other fun performances, enjoy delicious foods and drinks from different vendors, and check out specialty items for sale. The Cinco De Mayo festival offers families a weekend of fun, and a chance to learn more about Mexican culture. Kids’ and seniors’ discounted pricing is available, and a ticket purchase makes visitors eligible to check out all live performances associated with the festivities. (more…)

The Real Problem Of DIY Orthodontics

An unfortunate new trend has started to develop, one that can cause serious harm to your smile. The concept of “DIY orthodontics,” the practice of attempting to correct your own teeth, has started to grow in popularity. Hopefully, you already understand why this is an ill-conceived idea. Without the training and tools at the disposal of your orthodontist, you are likely to do far more harm than good to your dental alignment when you embark on this project. Many of those who have attempted to shift their teeth without the direct involvement of their orthodontist have experienced serious dental troubles. Remember that advanced dental work is best left to the professionals, who have years of training and education behind the comprehensive oral care they provide. (more…)

Dental Bonding Can Lead To Big Smile Changes

If you have an idea of how you would like to improve your smile, you should share your vision with your dentist. After all, thanks to the different cosmetic dental treatments available to you, it is possible to enjoy drastic improvements. With a dental bonding treatment, your dentist can correct a range of problems, and can do so without having to permanently modify your teeth. The process involves using composite resin to correct whatever flaws have made you dissatisfied with the appearance of a tooth. Once the material is applied and set, you can see big changes, and enjoy the ideal smile you envisioned. (more…)

Check Out Toytopia At The Wilbur D. Day Museum

From now until Sunday, April 16, the Wilbur D. Day Museum will offer the young (and young in spirit) an opportunity to see an array of unique, hard to find, and antique toys. The Toytopia exhibit has more than 100 years of history on display through a range of toys spanning different eras. Of course, something like a toy exhibit practically demands some interaction – several engaging, hands-on exhibits will be available. You can check out the LEGO building wall, a retro arcade, a life-size doll house, and many more interactive features. There will also be educational information about the history of different toys, with discussions on the big successes, the notorious flops, and the collectors’ items. (more…)

Stopping A Serious Cavity Threat With A Root Canal Treatment

If enough time passes, a cavity can begin causing you serious trouble. This is because decay continually grows once it takes hold, and moves through the layers of a tooth. Once decay hits your pulp, you can start to suffer from an infection of that tooth’s living tissue, which can be quite uncomfortable. To address decay at this stage, your dentist will have to perform a root canal treatment. What you should understand is that if you forgo a root canal, or continue to delay the procedure, you face the risk of losing your tooth. Bacteria can also spread through the root, and travel to your jawbone, and cause more problems. After this restorative treatment is performed, your dentist can make sure your tooth is protected by fitting it with a dental crown. (more…)