Holiday Nutrition for Reno Smiles

Posted November 21, 2011 by Wager-Evans Dental

Holidays are cause for celebration, spending time with friends and family, and decadent feasts. Many people have concerns regarding the traditional dishes served during the holidays. Here, we’ve addressed some common questions about a few favorites. Q: What are the nutritional benefits of pumpkin? A: Pumpkins are low in calories and fat, and loaded with healthy antioxidants (more…).

What Holiday Comes After Thanksgiving?

Posted November 17, 2011 by Wager-Evans Dental

Yes, this is a trick question. The day after Thanksgiving is National Flossing Day, and Drs. Wager and Evans encourage you to participate. It’s perfect planning, actually. What better day to schedule a national flossing event than Black Friday? Here are five prime reasons you need to floss on National Flossing Day. You eat and (more…).

Amalgam vs Composite Resin Fillings

Posted November 11, 2011 by Wager-Evans Dental

Fillings are used to restore teeth that have been damaged by tooth decay. In the past, fillings were made primarily out of amalgam. This alloy, contains mercury, silver, tin, copper, and traces of other metals. Amalgam fillings have been used for 150 years. However, disadvantages of amalgam have prompted the use of composite resin, a (more…).

Getting To Know Your Tooth Enamel

Posted November 4, 2011 by Wager-Evans Dental

Tooth enamel is one of the four major tissues that make up teeth. Enamel is the hard outer surface that protects the underlying layers. It is also the hardest and most mineralized substance in your body. Ninety-six percent of tooth enamel is composed of minerals, while the remaining percentage consists of water and organic material. (more…).

Don’t Play Tricks on Your Teeth this Halloween

Posted October 26, 2011 by Wager-Evans Dental

Halloween is all about spooks and scares, candy and crazy costumes, and ghosts and giggles. It can be a fun, festive, fright night for the whole family, but your dentist may not feel the same way. Halloween has earned its spot on your dentist’s worst nightmare list. This Halloween, the American Dental Association and the (more…).

The Inside Scoop About Enamel Erosion

Posted October 12, 2011 by Wager-Evans Dental

Tooth sensitivity may not seem like a big deal…that is, until you have it. The shooting pain that comes when you bite into an ice cream cone or take a sip of hot coffee is just unbearable. If you have severe tooth sensitivity, even an icy cold wind can leave your teeth in pain. What (more…).

Your Teeth Are Not Tools

Posted October 5, 2011 by Wager-Evans Dental

Everyone knows that you need to brush, floss, and go to the dentist regularly to maintain a healthy smile. Avoiding staining foods and drinks and limiting your sugar intake also contribute to a healthy and attractive smile. What you may not know, however, is that how you use your teeth greatly impacts the health and (more…).

We’re Building Beautiful Smiles in Reno!

Posted September 20, 2011 by Wager-Evans Dental

Cosmetic dentistry. It’s in Hollywood, but in Reno? Really? Yes. The person in front of you at the supermarket, the crossing guard at the kids’ school, and even your closest friends have probably tried some form of cosmetic dentistry. From housewives to Hollywood stars, smile makeovers are rampant – and for good reasons. Emotional Benefits (more…).

The Evolution of Teeth Whitening

Posted September 14, 2011 by Wager-Evans Dental

Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure available today. For patients looking to whiten their teeth, take years off of their appearance, and breathe new life into their smiles, teeth whitening is an easy, convenient, and effective way to do so. Teeth whitening procedures are at the top of the cosmetic dentistry popularity (more…).

Shoud You Use Mouthwash?

Posted September 7, 2011 by Wager-Evans Dental

Is using mouthwash part of your everyday dental hygiene routine? For some people, swishing with mouthwash goes hand in hand with brushing and flossing. For others, mouthwash is only used occasionally, before a special occasion, or not at all. Dental professionals tend to view mouthwash as an added positive habit to help maintain oral health (more…).