While 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?
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.
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?”
The 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 dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans, discuss the link between illness and oral bacteria.
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.
Poor 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”
Maintaining 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.
When a tooth develops a cavity, it is very important for it to be repaired by a dental filling. Refusing a dental filling can have disastrous consequences for a tooth and the mouth. To learn more about the important role dental fillings play in restoring oral health, read the explanation below from your Reno dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans. Continue reading “Reno Dentists Explain the Consequences of Refusing a Dental Filling”
If left untreated, gum disease can cause serious problems for your mouth and can even result in multiple lost teeth. With such devastating consequences, it is important that patients are informed about the symptoms, causes, and best preventive measures that relate to gum disease. Your Reno dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans, have, therefore, put together the following information. Continue reading “Reno Dentists Help You Recognize and Prevent Gum Disease”
A dental crown sits atop a tooth, much like a crown perched atop the head of a king or queen. However, dental crowns are neither symbols of power nor decorative wear. Instead, dental crowns are dental devices designed to strengthen a tooth that has become damaged and cannot withstand the demands of day-to-day functionality. But did you know that there are three types of dental crowns? Your Reno dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans, discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each type. Continue reading “Reno Dentists Discuss Your Restoration with Dental Crowns”