Counting On Dental Implants To Support Dentures And Bridges

When patients need to address the loss of multiple teeth, dental bridges and dentures are often counted on to rebuild their smiles. With dental implants, you can keep these prosthetic units more securely in place. Implants are popular because they allow you to enjoy permanent support for your dentures, and keep bridges in place without the need to modify healthy teeth. Implants can also be preferred because you can prevent jawbone resorption, which involves the loss of your jawbone mass. Your dentist will need to provide you with a review before starting your placement, as existing oral health concerns can interfere with your inability to receive them. Because that placement involves oral surgery, you will need to be healthy enough to undergo surgery. (more…)

Can Whitening Agents Address My Discolored Smile?

If you have discolored teeth, you can feel self-conscious during any moment that would call for you to smile. This can make you uncomfortable during photos, upon meeting new people, or in other social situations. For many patients, the problem with their teeth color comes from a buildup of enamel stains. Discoloration will occur when your teeth take on stains from dark or color-rich foods and drinks, or from tobacco products. If this describes your situation, you can benefit from the use of professional whitening agents provided by your dentist. However, those with intrinsic discoloration can require a different treatment method. (more…)

Your Dental Checkup Provides Important Smile Protection

Your smile’s overall health benefits from both at-home care and professional preventive dental care. Your at-home care offers you daily protection against food debris and oral bacteria. By brushing and flossing regularly, you remove these harmful items from your teeth, which is vital to protecting yourself against gum disease and tooth decay. Of course, patients who are diligent about daily oral care practices should still go in for dental checkups. At these appointments, you receive a professional cleaning that exceeds what you can do for yourself. You also have a review of your smile’s condition performed by your dentist, who can warn you about potential threats, and recognize problems that have developed that will need treatment. (more…)

Check Out The Reno Aloha Festival August 26

On Saturday, August 26, you can take part in the second annual Reno Aloha Festival in downtown Reno. The event, taking place in Wingfield Park, will offer an assortment of fun, refreshing foods and drinks, and educational activities that focus on Pacific Island culture. You can bring your kids in to enjoy the fun at Keiki Village, which will provide several interactive activities to capture their interest. You can also check out live music, shop for Polynesian merchandise, and even participate in a Samoan Fire Knife Dancing workshop! The Reno Aloha Festival provides family fun, while connecting you to the rich history and traditions found in the Pacific Islands. (more…)

Make Your Root Canal Treatment A Priority

If your dentist advises you to undergo root canal therapy, you should make this procedure a priority. A root canal is performed to save a tooth that has an active infection in its pulp. The pulp, located at the center of your tooth, houses living tissue. If too much harm is done by an infection, you can lose your tooth, and see problems continue to spread. By taking prompt action, you can ensure that you have the necessary care in time to stop this threat. (more…)

Big Oral Health Improvements With Comprehensive Dental Care

A dental practice that can provide comprehensive dental services offers convenience, and the promise of care that can address any issues you might have. Comprehensive dental care can be especially helpful to those patients who require multiple treatments to improve their oral health. This means you can receive help for threats like gum disease and tooth decay, while also receiving help with concerns like tooth loss. In addition to tending to your oral health, your comprehensive dental practice can also make cosmetic dental work available to you. (more…)

Quiz: Life With Porcelain Veneers

If you are unsure of how the presence of porcelain veneers will affect your oral care needs, you may hesitate to inquire about them. The idea that your veneers are permanently placed on your teeth can give you pause. You may wonder how you protect them from harm, how they impact what you eat and drink, and how your brushing and flossing habits might be impacted. What you should know is that your daily dental care responsibilities will see little change after this cosmetic dental procedure. You should be thoughtful about what you choose to eat and drink, but you should know that your veneers are designed to resist staining, and are built to last. (more…)

Take Part In Reno’s Greek Festival August 18-20

From Friday, August 18 until Sunday, August 20, you and your family can take part in Reno’s Greek Festival. This event is a celebration of Greek culture and community, and will feature a number of activities you can take part in. You can dine on authentic Greek dishes, while enjoying music, dancing, and other activities. This three-day celebration will help people connect with their Greek heritage, while also helping introducing people to new customs and traditions. The Reno Greek Festival has been running for almost forty years, and the organizers look forward to another year providing delicious food, stirring music, and fun for families.  (more…)

Dental Implants Can Improve Your Prosthetic Experience

What should you expect from a dental prosthetic? The most visible task facing your restoration is to improve your smile. However, with the right support, you can enjoy real functional benefits, too. Dental implants have become popular among patients and professionals, because they offer a remarkable degree of stability and functional support. Once placed, a dental implant will act like a tooth root, albeit an artificial one, to hold your prosthetic in place. Implants are able to support single tooth restorations, but they can also be counted on to act as a stabilizing presence for dental bridges, and even dentures. (more…)

Are You Putting Too Much Strain On Your Dental Crown?

Your dental crown is more than just decoration – the restoration has to be able to support your tooth whenever you bite and chew. This is no minor accomplishment when you consider that our jaws can produce tremendous amounts of force. Luckily, strength does not have to come at the expense of your appearance, as porcelain crowns are able to perform biting and chewing tasks while looking like natural teeth. Of course, just like teeth, crowns may develop problems that demand attention from your dentist, especially if you have poor oral care habits, or tend to chew on hard substances. If you worry that your crown is damaged, or if it feels loose or weak, bring this to your dentist’s attention.  (more…)