Treating A Cavity Before It Causes Internal Tooth Problems

Why is timing so important when it comes to treating a cavity? The threat posed by tooth decay is serious – if nothing is done in time, you could lose your tooth, and you could have an infection spread from the original problem tooth to your jawbone, and neighboring teeth. Prompt restorative dental care can ensure that the damage you experience is minimized, meaning a smaller restoration, and no complications. How can you make sure you have access to the right treatment as soon as possible? Your dentist can actually identify a cavity at an early stage of its formation when you go in for a routine appointment. This can help ensure that you only need a dental filling after your treatment, and it can mean escaping the need for treatment in the form of a root canal procedure. (more…)

A Brighter Smile May Be More Attainable Than You Think

When you think about the perfect smile, you may do what many people do and concentrate on the color. A bright, white set of teeth can make you look more attractive, and healthier. It can also cause others to see you as more successful, and better off overall. Unfortunately, our daily diets and habits make it all too easy to accumulate stains. If you are bothered by the way that your smile has become dull or discolored, it may be the right time to discuss cosmetic dental work with your dentist. You may be surprised at the convenience of a professional whitening treatment. You can have dramatic results after just one appointment, or just take home a whitening kit and make positive changes on your own time. (more…)

What Makes A Root Canal Procedure Necessary?

You may not know what the problem is, but if you have a lingering toothache, or dental sensitivity, you may expect to need some form of restorative dental work. Based on the degree of your problem, your dentist will recommend the appropriate treatment. In some cases, a root canal will be needed to address an issue with a tooth – this may be because of a serious cavity, or because of complications from physical damage. While the idea of a root canal can make some patients nervous, you should know that modern care can provide a better experience, and focus on your comfort. You should also know that ignoring a problem that makes a root canal necessary can lead to unhappy complications. (more…)

Check Out The Reno Rodeo June 14-June 23

Reno area rodeo fans will have plenty to be excited for this June, as the Reno Rodeo will ride again! From Thursday, June 14 through Saturday, June 23, the Reno-Sparks Livestock Center will be packed with classic rodeo events. There will be a cattle drive through town, a number of popular shows and competitions, along with live music and a carnival for families to check out. More than 750 rodeo athletes will be on hand to make this year’s Reno Rodeo festivities one to remember! You can also take advantage of the marketplace set up at the rodeo, which will see vendors on hand to offer a number of rodeo- and cowboy-themed items for sale. (more…)

Address A Conspicuous Dental Flaw With Cosmetic Work

If you look at your smile and see a flaw that stands out, you can become frustrated when you realize just how much attention a single issue can attract. Cosmetic dental work can have a great effect for patients who are looking to enjoy a smile makeover. What you might not realize is how effective a procedure can be for addressing an isolated tooth flaw. With a bonding and contouring procedure, you can make a tooth that stands out fit in with the rest of your smile by correcting problems with discoloration, as well as shape and size flaws. You can be excited to find out that many people will have this procedure completed in just one visit!  (more…)

Dentures Can Give You Back Your Smile

Losing your teeth can create problems for your oral health, severely restrict your diet options, and deliver a big blow to your self-confidence. You may appear older and less healthy because of tooth loss, and you may suspect that people treat you differently as a result. What you should know is that modern prosthetic care can provide you with dentures that look and feel great, meaning you can effectively have your full smile restored! Your dentist will work with you to make sure that your prosthetic is comfortable, and that it looks natural when in position. Many patients who seek prosthetic support will be excited to learn how dental implants can make restorations more stable, and improve their overall function while offering additional oral health advantages.  (more…)

Enjoy An Evening Of Fun And Wonder At The Reno Lantern Fest

The Reno Lantern Fest offers families a chance to enjoy an evening full of fun activities, music, and food, while also delivering a wondrous spectacle of glowing lanterns. On Saturday, May 26, you can witness the sight for yourself, while also enjoying the many different activities planned for the day of the event. The event will start in the afternoon, and look forward to the various special activities prepared for families to enjoy while everyone wants for the lantern display. Live music will be provided, as well as food and drinks, while the kids can look forward to special activities, including face painting, and visits from princesses! Once the right time comes, everyone will witness the display of so many lanterns lit up overhead, creating an image unlike any you can see elsewhere. (more…)

Control Your Oral Health Risks With Smart Daily Practices

When it comes to protecting yourself against gum disease and tooth decay, what you do on a daily basis matters. If you typically rush to work without properly cleaning your teeth, or if you tend to depend on sugary snacks to keep you satisfied between meals, you can be more likely to need restorative dental work. Preventive dental care is not just about what you do at home, of course. Combining professional and personal care can help you keep your smile in top form. Patients gain that support by attending routine dental exams, which should take place every six months.  (more…)

Quiz: Paying Attention To Symptoms Of Oral Health Trouble

How much attention should you give a symptom of possible oral health trouble? Should you wait to see if a toothache goes away on its own, or make an appointment for dental care right away? If you notice signs of poor gum health, should you be alarmed? When it comes to your oral health, you should take it seriously. After all, if you ignore a problem that requires care, it can continue to worsen, and it may lead to your needing more involved treatment when you finally bring the matter to your dentist’s attention. It should be noted that if you want to stay truly informed about your smile’s condition, you should set up regular dental exams, so you can receive prompt care for any problem that is detected during a visit. (more…)

Remember These 3 Things If You Have An Injured Tooth

We often think of tooth problems as being about oral health – for instance, a healthy tooth versus one that is experiencing a cavity. What you should know is that you should be mindful of how physical trauma can affect your smile, too. When you experience a physical injury, it can have negative effects for the tooth’s appearance, and its health. A tooth injury may cause distress, but you can be reassured in the knowledge that your dentist is ready to provide help. In fact, modern restorative dental care can make it possible to address the problem, and restore your tooth’s appearance.  (more…)