Will A Cavity Always Cause Tooth Pain?

Will a cavity always cause tooth pain? If you receive the appropriate restorative dental treatment in time, you can take care of the problem before it creates discomfort. The reason tooth decay can cause your tooth to ache, or become sensitive, is because your cavity will eventually work its way from your enamel to your pulp. When an infection is allowed to reach the interior of your tooth, and damage the nerves and blood vessels, it can create unpleasant pain. If you want to take care of a cavity before you start to suffer discomfort, make sure you are regularly seeing your dentist for checkups. During routine preventive exams, your dentist can spot a cavity that is starting to develop, and take the appropriate action. (more…)

A Perio Tray Helps You Fight Gum Disease At Home

Are you worried about the health of your gums? There are several signs that can let you know you might have a problem – you could bleed easily when you brush and floss, or notice that the tissue appears red, or swollen. Taking care of your gums can have a significant impact on your overall health. If you think you might need to do something about an infection, let your dentist know. With a Perio Tray, you can provide concentrated care to eliminate gum disease. The tray your dentist provides will allow you to apply the appropriate solutions to vulnerable areas like periodontal pockets and gingival crevices. Eliminating gum disease promptly is important – putting off treatment can allow your problems to worsen, and make care more difficult. (more…)

See The Nevada Art Museum’s Scholastic Art Award Winners

On Friday, February 2, the Nevada Art Museum will hold a special opening reception for its Scholastic Art Awards Gold Key Exhibition series. This series celebrates the talent and creativity found among Nevada students, and the exhibit will highlight top pieces submitted for review. The reception and exhibition opening will be FREE to attend, and you can enjoy a first look at these award-winning pieces. The exhibition is scheduled to be on display from February 2 until Sunday, March 4. All works that received Gold Key awards are automatically entered into national competition in the Scholastic Art Awards. (more…)

Why Dental Implants Are a Step Up for Your Smile

Your smile is more than just a full set of teeth, but when you lose one or more of them, it can affect every part of your oral health. Therefore, when you replace them, the goal should be as much to preserve all of your oral structures as well as immediately rebuild your smile. While modern prostheses like dental bridges and dentures can achieve much of that goal, only dental implants address the loss of your teeth roots. By upgrading your dental prosthesis with one or more dental implants, you can give your smile and oral structures a better chance at remaining strong and healthy for life. (more…)

What Kind Of Difference Can Veneers Make For Your Smile?

An attractive smile can be enormously influential on the quality of your appearance, and your self-confidence. Cosmetic dental work has helped many people enjoy significant improvements to their looks, as your dentist can provide care for many different problems. Those patients looking to make a big difference in how they look can be thrilled by the impact porcelain veneers have on their smile. With veneers, you can make dramatic improvements that have an enormous benefit to your appearance. You can make your smile brighter, hide flaws caused by dental damage, and even cover the presence of gaps and overlaps. (more…)

Bring Your Family To The Shrine Circus March 2-4

From Friday, March 2 through Sunday, March 4, families in and around the Reno area can enjoy the spectacle of the Shrine Circus! The Kerak Shriners will bring a host of exotic animals and talented performers, and are sure to provide exciting, surprising entertainment throughout the event. The event is used to raise funds for the philanthropic project, the Shriners Hospital For Kids. You and your family can take in an amazing spectacle, and help support the community. Acrobats, clowns, elephants, and an assortment of tasty treats await Reno residents who show up to support the show. (more…)

Ignoring A Chipped Or Cracked Tooth Can Lead To Big Trouble

A seemingly minor chip or crack in your tooth can turn into a bigger problem that leads to serious oral health troubles, and problems with your smile. Even if you are not experiencing active pain because of superficial damage, it is worth bringing to your dentist’s attention. Your dentist can offer advanced restorative dental work when you have a problem with your tooth. Of course, they won’t be able to help at all if you never bring an issue to their attention. A dental crown can protect a tooth that has suffered damage, and needs support. Minor damages that are treated may be fixable with a dental bonding treatment, which can be completed in a single appointment. (more…)

Quiz: Set Your Sights On Better Cavity Prevention

There are biological factors that can impact your cavity resistance. A small number of people have teeth that are naturally highly resistant to decay. Others are more prone to problems due to the condition of their enamel. While there are many factors at play when it comes to preventive dental care, you should strive to expertly manage your oral health. Improving your daily habits will help with this, as will improving your typical diet. That being said, you should not discount the role your dentist can play in defending your smile against the different threats it faces. (more…)

Enjoy Reno’s “Come In From The Cold” Family Event Series

It can be hard to find opportunities for fun in January, just because the weather can be so formidably cold. However, Reno’s “Come In From The Cold” event series aims to give Reno families a good reason to escape the house, and the frosty atmosphere. Starting Saturday, January 13, there will be a weekly concert at Bartley Ranch Regional Park, which will welcome a variety of different musical acts. These ongoing shows will give you and your family plenty of reasons to brave the cold! A suggested donation of $3 is requested from attendees. These donations help to support this, as well as other park programs. (more…)