What You Should Know about Porcelain Veneers

smile 11 If you are considering a smile makeover, but you have not looked into the possibility of porcelain veneers, now is the time to do so. A smile makeover with porcelain veneers from your Reno cosmetic dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans, can be completed in as few as two dental visits. In addition to the speed of the transformation they offer, porcelain veneers offer some of the best cosmetic results available today. The secret to their realistic appearance lies in the way that they interact with light. Porcelain veneers achieve a realistic sheen that closely resembles that of natural teeth. They are also able to mimic the level of translucence in natural teeth so that they stand up to scrutiny in various lighting conditions. In fact, today’s veneers achieve such excellent levels of realism that it is very difficult to distinguish them from natural teeth. Thus, if you choose to receive porcelain veneers from your Reno cosmetic dentists, Dr. Wager and Dr. Evans, you can rest easy with the knowledge that your new smile will be both convincing and beautiful. Continue reading “What You Should Know about Porcelain Veneers”

Reno Cosmetic Dentists Can Enhance Your Smile

great smile reno Is there something about your smile that you’ve always wanted to change? Perhaps your teeth are dull or stained. Or perhaps there is a slight chip in one of your teeth. Whatever your cosmetic dental needs, your Reno dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans, can help. To learn about the many cosmetic procedures they offer, consult the list below. Continue reading “Reno Cosmetic Dentists Can Enhance Your Smile”

Reno Cosmetic Dentists Examine the Impact Cosmetic Dentistry Can Have on Your Life

smiling woman reno How do you feel about your teeth? If you are unhappy with their appearance, how do you think those feelings affect your day-to-day life? Perhaps you have never thought of it, but substantial research has closely examined the effects that our teeth can have on our lives. To learn more about this connection, read the explanation below from your Reno dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans. Continue reading “Reno Cosmetic Dentists Examine the Impact Cosmetic Dentistry Can Have on Your Life”

Is Chewing Gum Good For Your Teeth?

It’s lurking underneath classroom desks, hiding under the bus seats, and strewn about parking lots, waiting silently for its victims. Whether or not it is inside your mouth, chewing gum has a bad reputation. That’s why you may be surprised to find that your Reno dentists, Dr. Wager and Dr. Evans actually encourage chewing gum—under special conditions, of course.

How to Chew Gum and Improve Your Oral Health

The first caveat for chewing gum responsibly is that it must be sugarless. Chewing gum with sugar is actually, one of the worst things you can do for your teeth since it constantly reintroduces acid and sugar into your mouth, eroding tooth enamel. Sugar-free gum, however, may have the opposite effect. Sugarless gum can help remove trapped food particles in between teeth and encourage saliva production. Your saliva washes away harmful bacteria and neutralizes acids. Therefore, increased saliva translates to a less acidic and less hostile environment  for your tooth enamel.

Sugar Alternatives that Fight Cavities

Some sugar-free gum manufacturers have taken smile protection a step further by using sugar alternatives like xylitol. This natural sweetener actually attracts and traps harmful bacteria that cause tooth decay and starve them. You can read the nutrition facts on the back of your gum to make sure xylitol is an active ingredient.

Avoid Contributing to TMJ Disorder

The second requirement for healthy gum chewing is to spit it out. Once you pop a piece of gum in your mouth, pay attention to the time. Make sure that you do not chew gum for more than 15 minutes at a time. Chewing gum for any longer can actually put stress on your jaw muscles. Excessive jaw muscle tension leads to dental health conditions such as TMJ disorder and teeth grinding. Continue reading “Is Chewing Gum Good For Your Teeth?”

Helping Patients Feel at Ease with Comfortable Dentistry in Reno

At Wager Evans Dental we believe patient comfort should be a top priority with dental care. After all, if you feel welcomed and relaxed at your dental appointment you will be more likely to return for regular dental cleanings, maintaining optimal oral health. Our Reno dentists, Dr. Wager and Dr. Evans offer dental care focused on quality services and patient satisfaction.

Comfortable Dental Services in Reno

Whether you have an appointment with our Reno dental office for a routine dental checkup or dental implant placement, you can expect our dental team to take extra steps to help you feel relaxed. Just let us know what we can do to make your appointment more pleasant.

Sedation Dentistry in Reno

If you hesitate to address a dental issue because of fear or embarrassment, Drs. Wager and Evans can help you reclaim your oral health and calm your nerves. For patients with dental anxieties, we offer sedation dentistry. Nitrous oxide is an example of mild sedation dentistry that can allow you to get the dental treatment you need.

How Nitrous Oxide Helps Patients with Dental Fears

Laughing gas, or nitrous oxide, is a gas you breathe through a mask over your mouth and nose. The mild sedative allows you to stay fully conscious while feeling completely relaxed. Many patients describe this experience to feel like the moments before sleep. Nitrous oxide is beneficial because the effects wear off quickly after the gas is no longer administered, meaning patients can safely operate on their own after their procedure. Continue reading “Helping Patients Feel at Ease with Comfortable Dentistry in Reno”