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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Reno Dentists Explain the Consequences of Refusing a Dental Filling

tooth decay 3When 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”

Reno Dentists Help You Recognize and Prevent Gum Disease

floss toothbrushIf 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”

Reno Dentists Discuss Your Restoration with Dental Crowns

man smileA 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”

Reno Dentists: Test Your Knowledge with a Dental Quiz

quiz blueKeeping patients informed about their oral health takes many forms. Sometimes it is good to give them a chance to test their knowledge so that they develop strong convictions about certain dental situations. So grab a pencil and no peeking, it’s time for a quiz created for you by your Reno dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans. Continue reading “Reno Dentists: Test Your Knowledge with a Dental Quiz”

Reno Dentists Explain the Connection Between Weight Loss and Dental Health

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With summer right around the corner, people across the country are focused on losing weight and getting in shape. The best route for losing weight is diet and exercise. Not only will you boost heart health and drop unwanted pounds, but you’ll improve your dental health, as well. Your Reno family dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans, reveal how a good diet and a little exercise can strengthen your teeth.

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Reno Dentists: Your Child’s Oral Care Starts Early

Mother and BabyNew mothers undoubtedly have a lot on their minds. One thing many of them probably don’t think about, at least until teething begins, is their children’s oral health. A child’s oral care is important, even before a baby is born. Your Reno dentists, Dr. Wager and Dr. Evans, explain why oral heath in early childhood is so important.

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Reno Dentists See Possible Connection Between Chewing and Dementia

Many people are living into their100s these days. In spite of impressive technological and medical advances, certain parts of our body will gradually decline as we age. Linking our oral health to our overall well-being is called oral-systemic health. Multiple research studies have highlighted a connection between tooth retention and cognitive function. Researchers from Bayor College of Medicine studied gum chewing in college students, for example. Standardized math scores were higher in those that chewed gum on a regular basis. Your Reno dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans, explain a recent Swedish study that focuses solely on chewing as a means for lower rates of dementia in the elderly.