Common Dental Problems Older Patients Can Experience

If you want to keep your smile in great health over the years, you should understand that effective practices today may be less helpful in later years. Our bodies can go through considerable changes as we age, and those changes can impact our health. Our oral health can also be impacted by different issues. The level of care you provide your smile over the years can keep you from issues that might leave you in poor condition. That being said, natural friction can lead to the wearing away of protective enamel, and health problems like dry mouth can make it easier for cavities to form. Professional preventive dental care can be highly important for older patients struggling to adapt to these changes. Continue reading “Common Dental Problems Older Patients Can Experience”

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. Continue reading “The Real Problem Of DIY Orthodontics”

Quiz: Dealing With Tooth Decay And Gum Disease

What does it mean to have a healthy mouth? You might be tempted to say that a healthy smile is simply one that is cavity-free, but you should keep in mind that gum disease can also be a serious oral health threat. Fortunately, you can protect your gums with the actions you take to protect your teeth. Brushing and flossing will eliminate oral bacteria – by removing these harmful agents, you prevent them from infiltrating your gums, and requiring some form of periodontal treatment. In the case of tooth decay and gum disease, prompt restorative dental care is important. These conditions will grow in severity, and you can find yourself dealing with a more complicated dental trouble. Continue reading “Quiz: Dealing With Tooth Decay And Gum Disease”

Human Bites To The Hand

catbiteWhile human bites to the hand only account for two to three percent of bite injuries they can be serious. Many of you know that cat bites can often become infected. Infections due to dog bites occur at not even half the rate of cat bites. It is estimated that anywhere from 30 to 50 percent of cat bites become infected. Fifty percent of infected cat bites become infected within three hours of the bite. Although you are aware that dog and cat bites can be dangerous would you be as cautious if you incurred a human bite to the hand?

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Digestion And Dental Health

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You learned about digestion in biology; that it begins with chewing and ends with…well you know. What does that have to do with your dental health? Without teeth you can’t chew. Take our true or false quiz to find out how much you still remember about digestion and what it has to do with your dental health.

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Q And A: Can Violence Rot Your Teeth?

violence Your bodily systems don’t function alone. For instance, your heart wouldn’t beat unless your brain told it to. Your lungs can’t function without your heart. You couldn’t feel or move without your nervous system. So it stands to reason that if one part of your body is not healthy it can affect the other systems of your body. Research shows that if your mouth isn’t healthy you may have other health issues as well, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and lung infections. A recent study has shown that people in emotionally and physically aggressive relationships have more rotten teeth. Read on to find out if violence can rot your teeth. Continue reading “Q And A: Can Violence Rot Your Teeth?”

Oral Bacteria and Illness

ikThe link between oral health and your overall health has been pretty solidly substantiated. New research done using supercomputers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) has seemed to substantiate the link even more. In today’s blog, your Reno dentistsDr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans, discuss the link between illness and oral bacteria.

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FAQs: Why Do We Get Toothaches?

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Have you ever experienced a toothache? An aching tooth can range from mild irritant to serious discomfort. What causes a toothache to occur in the first place? By understanding the common causes of toothaches, and what you can do to potentially avoid them, you can enjoy a healthier, happier smile.

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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 Importance of Dental Cleaning

Dental CleaningMaintaining a stunning smile takes effort. Proper dental care is imperative to good oral health, and Dr. Wager and Dr. Evans help patients prevent major dental problems by conducting professional dental exams and cleanings. The doctor will examine your teeth and gums for signs of disease and damage. Because dental health can impact the health of your entire body, the dentists and our staff will explain treatment options and work with you to devleop a treatment plan that works for your lifestyle, schedule, and budget.

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