Gum Disease Linked to Colon Cancer: Know Your Risk

Posted March 28, 2022 by Dr. Brian Evans

An updated study conducted by the American Academy for Cancer Research of nearly 43,000 people over several years has shown a potential positive correlation between gum disease and an increased risk of colon cancer. While the whole-body complications associated with gum disease, such as heart disease, aren’t new, the link to colon cancer is a (more…).

Celebrate Spring With a “Spring Cleaning” for Your Teeth!

Posted March 23, 2022 by Dr. Brian Evans

Spring is always an exciting season, especially if winter seemed to go on forever. The days become longer, the weather becomes warmer, families start to play outside, and the world becomes a little more colorful thanks to flowers and trees in bloom. Spring is also a time when many families embark on annual spring cleaning (more…).

How Does COVID-19 Affect Oral Health?

Posted February 28, 2022 by Dr. Brian Evans

By now, we’ve all heard of the term “COVID long-hauler,” which is used to describe patients who have recovered from COVID-19 but still experience some long-term side effects. However, did you know that your dentist in Reno is also seeing a slew of oral health complications in both adults and children who have contracted and recovered (more…).

How Do I Choose a Toothbrush? 

Posted February 16, 2022 by Dr. Brian Evans

Buying a toothbrush can be a confusing process. Just consider how many rows and rows of brightly colored toothbrushes are at your local supermarket, each one claiming to give you the best clean or other promises of great oral health. If you’re not sure what you’re looking for, choosing a toothbrush can quickly become overwhelming. (more…).

Do Dentists Recommend Using An Electric Toothbrush?

Posted January 28, 2022 by Dr. Brian Evans

Do you use an electric toothbrush or do you stick with the manual kind? If you haven’t tried an electric toothbrush, you may be wondering whether the extra expense is worth it in the long run. Truthfully, there can be some pros and cons to each type of toothbrush, and the experts agree. So what (more…).

Could This Healthy Treat Hurt Teeth? 

Posted January 20, 2022 by Dr. Brian Evans

You do everything you can to keep your family healthy. You make sure they eat well-balanced meals, get plenty of exercise, brush and floss their teeth regularly, and see their dentist in Reno at least twice a year. Yet, did you know that something considered healthy may be hurting your family’s teeth?  Fabulous Fruits The USDA (more…).

Let’s Talk Tonsil Stones: What Are They?

Posted December 22, 2021 by Dr. Brian Evans

Have you or someone in your family ever had a tonsil stone? Are you curious to know what a tonsil stone even is? Let your dentist in Reno tell you a little bit about tonsil stones, what they are, why they form, and how you can help yourself should they happen to appear in your (more…).

What Are The Ways to Straighten Teeth?

Posted November 30, 2021 by Dr. Brian Evans

Most of us know that traditional metal braces can be used to effectively straighten teeth. While this treatment is most common in teens and young adults, braces can still be a great way for adults to transform the appearance of their smiles. However, if you’re looking to get straighter teeth without the use of braces, (more…).

How Quitting Smoking Can Improve Dental Health

Posted November 18, 2021 by Dr. Brian Evans

Smoking can be harmful to many parts of your body, including your teeth. It increases the likelihood of tooth discoloration, cavities, and oral cancer, among other things, so it’s no surprise that quitting smoking can improve oral health. If you currently smoke but are interested in quitting, let your dentist in Reno help you learn how (more…).

Are Cavities Contagious? 

Posted October 29, 2021 by Dr. Brian Evans

The second most common disease in the United States is tooth decay. The first is the common cold. Of course, we all know how easy it is to catch a cold, but can you also catch cavities? Sounds pretty far-fetched. But guess what your dentist in Reno knows? Catching a cavity is totally possible — technically.  (more…).