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?”

Do You Wear Your Dentures To Bed?

denturesweFor denture wearers, wearing dentures to bed is the same as people with natural teeth not brushing before bedtime. It just seems the easy thing to do. However, just as not brushing before bed can be damaging to your oral and dental health, wearing your dentures to bed can be damaging to your physical health.Read on as your Reno dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans explain why you shouldn’t wear your dentures to bed.

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Can I Skip Brushing Before Bed?

babybrushingEveryone has skipped brushing their teeth before bed at one time or another, and if there is someone who hasn’t kudos to them! But if you’re going to skip brushing your teeth, skipping before bedtime is not a good idea. Today, your Reno dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans share some facts you should know about bedtime brushing in answer to the question: Can I skip brushing before bed?

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How to Take Care of Your Oral Health During the Holidays

holidaysThe holidays are a busy time of year. There is so much to do, so many things to remember, that’s it’s easy to forget to take care of your oral health. However, the holidays are the worst time to ignore your oral health because it is a time when you eat and drink the exact things that cause cavities and other oral health problems. Learn how to take care of your oral health during the holiday season by taking your Reno dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans’ true or false quiz below.

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Healthy Gums

gumdisYour teeth are important and so are your gums. After all, your teeth are held in your mouth by your periodontal ligaments and gingival tissue. If your gums become diseased your teeth will fall out. Today your Reno dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans discuss how to treat periodontal disease and retain healthy gums.

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Tongue FAQs

bbThere is a lot of mixed information out there about your tongue. The fact is, your tongue is a very interesting part of your body.  Today, your Reno dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans  answer some questions about your tongue and it’s affect on your oral health.

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The Role of the Dental Hygienist

hygYou visit your dentist twice yearly and may have become pretty good friends with your hygienist. Do you ever wonder what he or she does besides clean your teeth? What other responsibilities do dental hygienists have? Take your Reno dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans, true or false quiz to find out what you know about the role of the dental hygienist.

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What’s In Your Toothpaste?

tpasteyHave you ever thought about what toothpaste is made of? You put it in your mouth at least twice a day. You rub it on your teeth and gums thoroughly. Yet, I bet you haven’t thought much about it.  In today’s blog, your Reno dentistsDr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans, discuss toothpaste facts.

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How to Brush Your Teeth Correctly

beautiful woman brushing teethDid you know that there’s a right and wrong way to brush your teeth? For most of us, the routine is ingrained in our daily lives, and in spite of the importance of keeping your teeth clean, the ritual of brushing and flossing them may sometimes seem overly simple. However, caring for your smile can be complex; although they’re strong enough to withstand the pressures of biting and chewing every day, your teeth’s good health can be undone by something as simple as incorrectly brushing your teeth. Besides expertly maintaining and restoring our patients’ smiles, Reno dentists, Dr. Wager and Dr. Evans, also emphasize helping patients take better care of their own dental health by educating them on effective home hygiene practices. Continue reading “How to Brush Your Teeth Correctly”