Are You Ready For This Year’s Reno River Festival?

On Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13, there will be no shortage of terrific activities happening for families to take part in, as Reno will be hosting the annual Reno River Festival! During this two day event, there will be many different activities happening, and a number of ways for you and your family to take part. Now in its fifteenth year, the festival will lure big crowds to Wingfield Park and the Truckee River, where you can enjoy a number of special activities and events. Even if you shy away from rafting activities, there will be many vendors, food and drink stations, and much more for you to enjoy! (more…)

Quiz: Making Sure Patients Have A Comfortable Experience

What is your dentist doing to make sure you are comfortable during every visit? Many advances in dental technology have focused on helping individuals have a better experience in the dentist’s chair. One big benefit is the ease with which your dentist can provide sedation through nitrous oxide. By administering this gas during your visit, your dentist can help you stay comfortable, even if you normally struggle with dental anxiety. Of course, there are other advantages you can benefit from. Modern restorative dental work features benefits like life-like dental fillings and dental crowns, which can preserve your appearance. These improvements help, but you should also know that your dentist believes in building strong patient relationships, and making sure you know how welcome you are every time you walk through the door! (more…)

3 Questions You Might Want To Ask About Veneers

If you want to make improvements to your smile, you may be thinking of how cosmetic dental work can help. Of course, knowing that you want to make a change is not the same as knowing exactly what kind of care you would like your dentist to provide. For many individuals, porcelain veneers are capable of making remarkable improvements, providing changes to the color, shape, and in some cases even the apparent alignment of teeth. How can you figure out if veneers are right for you? This is a question your dentist can help with – you can learn how veneers might affect you during a consultation. However, useful general information can help you feel more confident in your first step to making real cosmetic changes!  (more…)

Join Reno’s Downtown River Run Marathon April 29

Reno resident runners will want to be a part of the upcoming Downtown River Run Marathon, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 29. This event will offer several different course lengths. You can take part in a 5K race, a 10K race, a half-marathon, or a full marathon! A junior 1-mile run will also be offered. Each course will take participants through the scenic downtown Reno area, with the starting line situated under the Reno Arch! Your run will take you along the Truckee River, until returning to the downtown area. A special post-race celebration will be waiting for you at the end of your journey, with food, drinks, and snacks available. This race serves as a Boston-qualifying marathon. (more…)

Keeping Your Gums Healthy Will Reduce Your Tooth Loss Risk

Your goal when it comes to oral health care should be to keep your smile in the best possible condition for as long as possible. While aging can present some challenges to your preventive dental care habits, you should not feel as though tooth loss is something you are unable to avoid. If you feel concerned about the possibility of tooth loss, you should know that the biggest risk comes in the form of gum disease. Paying attention to your periodontal health today can ensure that your gums stay healthy, and that your smile stays complete. If you detect symptoms of a periodontal infection, your dentist can help by providing a Perio Tray. A Perio Tray gives you a means of directly administering treatment to your gums, so that bacterial infection can be effectively addressed. (more…)

A Painful Tooth Injury Can Be Addressed With A Dental Crown

Your dentist provides patients with modern restorations. Because of this, you can count on a dental problem being addressed with a filling or crown that blends in with your smile, while also offering valuable protection. Dental crowns are often used in cavity treatments, but they are also relied on to respond to dental injuries. A custom-made crown can be produced using many different material types. For less visible teeth that take on more biting and chewing pressures, a metal crown can be preferred. However, this type of crown may be less than ideal for a tooth that is more visible. Fortunately, ceramic crowns provide protection, while also mimicking a natural tooth.  (more…)

3 Small Diet Changes To Help You Reduce Your Cavity Risk

Your only means of improving your cavity defense will involve making adjustments to your brushing and flossing habits…right? Actually, if you think of preventive dental care as being just about these actions, you can overlook other ways in which you might be affecting your oral health. Your diet choices can shift your cavity risk in crucial ways. How can you make sure your typical meals and snacks are doing a better job protecting your smile? You may be surprised at how little changes can have a big impact. With a new approach to snacking, or an adjustment to your standard meals, you can make sure you are less likely to need a dental filling or dental crown in the near future. (more…)

Help Reno Celebrate Earth Day At Idlewild Park

On Sunday, April 22, you and your family can head out to Idlewild Park and help the city of Reno celebrate Earth Day! Hundreds of special exhibits and activities will be set up across the park, all meant to encourage better, more environmentally-friendly habits and actions. You can take part in a number of different activities, meet with local non-profits, and visit with many local businesses on site. In addition to all this, you will have a chance to enjoy lots of live music, and enjoy tasty items from food and drink vendors on site.  (more…)

Professional Smile Improvement From An At-Home Whitening Kit

If you want to see truly impressive results from cosmetic dental work, you might assume you have to undergo treatment at your dentist’s office. You may be surprised to learn that you can actually make big changes to the color of your smile from a take-home whitening kit provided by your dentist. You can take home a kit that includes professional whitening agents, and a special appliance to evenly apply this material. When you perform the treatments at home, you can end up with a smile that is many shades brighter than before! This is one of several options you can enjoy from your dentist when you want to improve your smile’s appearance. (more…)

Following A Morning Routine That Benefits Your Smile

By following practices that protect your smile against threats like tooth decay and gum disease, you can enjoy a better oral health experience overall. Your dentist is certainly capable of helping you sustain your smile, but professional dental care is only part of the formula for keeping healthy teeth. In fact, your efforts start practically the moment you wake up. Taking the time to care for your smile in the morning will help you avoid cavities, while also protecting your periodontal health. Of course, routine brushing and flossing will not be the only actions that influence your smile care, as many popular breakfast choices can impact your dental well-being. (more…)