That’s What Dental Plaque is Made Of

Brushing Teeth Young LadyIf you’re regular with your dental checkups, you have been told that plaque is bad. The basic oral hygiene rules include brushing teeth twice a day, flossing once a day, and being diligent with six-month checkups and cleanings. This keeps dental plaque at a minimum so you don’t end up with infected teeth and gums. While you know that plaque can wreak havoc on oral health, do you know what makes plaque?  Continue reading “That’s What Dental Plaque is Made Of”

Back to School Dental Health Maintenance

Though your kids may not have started back to school yet, many children across America have been at it for a couple of weeks already. School seems to make schedules a bit less loose, which can be a good thing after a lackadaisical summer. Do you have a semi-annual dental checkup on the calendar for your children? Reno dentistsDr. Wager and Dr. Evans are available to evaluate your little one’s dental health and development, and make sure their pearly whites remain clean and healthy.

Dental Checkups

Children age four and older should visit the dentist for a complete dental checkup and cleaning twice a year (every six months). At this appointment, our kid-friendly dental team will help your children learn important techniques for effective brushing and flossing. We are happy to discuss healthy eating, alternatives to sports and energy drinks, and whether or not braces might be needed. Dr. Wager or Dr. Evans will evaluate x-rays to identify development concerns or cavities below the gumline and between teeth. After a checkup, if periodonatal disease and tooth decay are ruled out, your child will undergo a cleaning with one of our hygienists. This will involve removing built up plaque and tartar from the surfaces of teeth. A professional cleaning will reduce the risk for future cavities and gingivitis. The dental hygienist can recommend dental products which are best suited for your child, as well. Continue reading “Back to School Dental Health Maintenance”

Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Dental Health

happy seniorsPoor oral hygiene has been linked in the past to heart disease and kidney disease. Now a recent study suggests that there may be a link between poor oral hygiene and a person’s chances of developing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Wager and Dr. Evans of Wager Evans Dental of Reno, Nevada want you to understand the importance of good oral hygiene and your health. Continue reading “Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Dental Health”

The Secret to Healthier Smiles At Home

Mom and daughter at grocery storeAs a busy parent, you’ve probably that twinge of guilt or self-doubt just before your child’s dental appointment. A clean bill of oral health reflects well on you, just as every cavity underscores a flaw in your parental vigilance. Ultimately, the health of your child’s smile depends on him or her, but you have a responsibility to guide them toward healthier habits.  You have the power to change your family’s oral health for the better by following these two simple steps:    Continue reading “The Secret to Healthier Smiles At Home”

What You Should Know About Cavities

surprised librarianAlthough they’re the most wide-spread chronic disease among children and adults alike, cavities are surrounded by myths and misconceptions that can mislead patients about the nature of their condition. Tooth decay describes a bacterial infection in your tooth’s main structure, and as it spreads, the infection eats away at the tooth, causing holes (cavities) to form. Reno dentists, Dr. Wager and Dr. Evans, believe accurate knowledge is vital to good dental health care, and expose some of the myths about cavities to help you understand how it develops and how to defeat it. Continue reading “What You Should Know About Cavities”

Reno, NV General Dentists Offer Comprehensive Care

Green AppleIf maintaining good oral health and a beautiful smile are important to you, then welcome to Wager-Evans Dental. Dr. William Wager has served Reno patients with compassionate clinical care for over 35 years. Dr. Brian Evans adds his experience, creativity, and a gentle touch to the partnership. By providing comprehensive dental care, we can be your “one stop shop” for all your family’s needs.

Services We Provide

We strive to make you feel welcomed, relaxed, and confident, knowing that we are committed to your satisfaction from the moment you enter our office. We pride ourselves on offering individualized care that addresses your unique needs. We truly enjoy caring for entire families, from active teens, busy moms, career professionals to senior adults. Let us develop a practical plan to help you achieve your dental health goals and a beautiful smile that will stand the test of time.

We provide the following dental services for patients of all ages:

  • Routine Checkups and Cleanings (we perform a thorough assessment with each checkup and cleaning)
  • Cosmetic Dentistry: teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, bonding and contouring
  • Restorative Dentistry: fillings, crowns, dental implants, bridges, and dentures

Additional Services

For our patients that have developed gum disease, we may recommend treatment with Perio Protect. Perio Protect is an FDA-approved effective, non-surgical therapy. Dr. Wager has undergone training in dental sleep medicine in order to identify and treat snoring as well as obstructive sleep apnea.

Your Comfort is Important to Us

Dr. Evans and Dr. Wager strive to provide compassionate care to our patients by offering procedures and technology that ensure excellent results with maximum patient comfort. We provide sedation dentistry for those who feel especially anxious when visiting the dentist. Most patients who choose this option leave with optimal results and little memory of their time in the dental chair.

If you have additional questions regarding the services we offer, would like to enhance your smile, or if you are simply overdue for a check-up, feel free to contact us today at 775-829-7700 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wager or Dr. Evans. Conveniently located in Reno, we happily serve patients in Sparks, Sun Valley, Spanish Springs, and the surrounding communities.

Your Dayton, NV General Dentist Discusses the Importance of Preventive Care

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Due to an increase in oral health awareness, most people take good care of their teeth at home by brushing and flossing regularly. However, more serious problems, like gum disease, cavities, and tooth decay, are not easily detected from home. For this reason, it is important to schedule regular visits with your dentist for routine check-ups and cleaning. Often, oral health problems do not become visible or cause pain until the advanced stages. Scheduling an appointment with your Dayton dentists, Dr. William Wager or Dr. Brian Evans, will allow either of them to identify early signs of disease and help you take preventative measures.

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Reno Family Dentists: What You Should Know Before Jumping in Your Pool

swimming pool 3As the days continue getting hotter, you may be thinking more and more about splashing in the refreshingly cool water of your backyard pool. But did you know that your pool could impact your teeth? Read below as your Reno dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans, tell you what you should know before jumping in your privately owned swimming pool. Continue reading “Reno Family Dentists: What You Should Know Before Jumping in Your Pool”

Reno NV Dentists Explain the Connection Between Sugar and Tooth Decay

candy 1June is National Candy Month, and while we celebrate the sweet things in life, it is important not to lose sight of the impact that sugar can have on our mouths. Read below as your Reno NV dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans, explain why limiting your candy consumption can benefit your oral health. Continue reading “Reno NV Dentists Explain the Connection Between Sugar and Tooth Decay”

Reno NV Dentists: How Is Your Homecare?

toothbrush 1It is hard undervalue the role of brushing and flossing your teeth. By doing these two things thoroughly and consistently, you can keep your teeth free of potentially damaging bacteria and prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Thus, it makes sense to keep your homecare habits sharp, and to help you in this endeavor, your Reno NV dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans, have created a quiz all about homecare. Continue reading “Reno NV Dentists: How Is Your Homecare?”