What is the Importance of Fluoride?

You have probably heard throughout your life that fluoride is good for your teeth but you may not know why.  There are proven benefits to using fluoride in dentistry and daily oral care. Dr. William Wager and our staff at Wager Evans Dental have composed answers to some frequently asked questions below about fluoride.

What Does Fluoride do for My Teeth?

Essentially, fluoride strengthens your enamel. Did you know that enamel is not a living tissue like the rest of your teeth? Therefore, when you damage your enamel, it’s permanently damaged. Fluoride protects the precious enamel barrier around your teeth from tooth decay and cavities. In addition to its ability to strengthen your enamel, fluoride also reduces the levels of acidic bacteria and plaque in your mouth. The presence of plaque and bacteria can lead to infection and inflammation of your gum tissues and tooth decay. Continue reading “What is the Importance of Fluoride?”

Are Veneers Right For You?

Veneers are shell-like coverings that are permanently bonded to your natural tooth. Composed of either porcelain or resin, they resemble real teeth and are customized specifically for each patient by a trained dental technician.  Originally popular amongst the wealthy and famous, veneers have become increasingly available in recent years. Wager Evans Dental offers porcelain veneers and our professional team is here to consult with you on your decision. Continue reading “Are Veneers Right For You?”

Give Summer Boredom the Brush-Off (Part 2)

It’s the middle of summer, which means your kids need plenty of activities to keep them busy during the day. You surely love having more time to spend with your children, but you might also be pulling your hair out looking for something to keep them occupied.

We will tell you how to make some fun, easy crafts that will also encourage good dental hygiene. Even your little ones can make them!

Flossing is Fantastic!

Last time, we taught you how to paint with toothbrushes. Today, you will learn how to make fun paintings with another dental hygiene product: floss!


Note: This craft involves paint, so make sure your kids are wearing old clothes that you don’t care about or painting smocks in case they make a mess. (It might also be a good idea to cover the work area to prepare for possible paint splatter.)

Paint (non-toxic, water-soluble)
Dental Floss (cut a few pieces roughly an inch longer than the paper)
Palettes or Plates (plastic plates or palettes are optimal)

To help your children understand how to make this craft, explain the instructions and demonstrate before they begin making it. Continue reading “Give Summer Boredom the Brush-Off (Part 2)”

Bonding and Contouring: The Finishing Touch for Your Smile

Do gaps, chips, or misshapen teeth mar your otherwise gorgeous smile? Cosmetic bonding and contouring can correct those flaws to bring out the full potential of your smile. Dr. Brian Evans and Dr. William Wager, cosmetic dentists, perform bonding and contouring procedures in their Reno, NV, dental practice.

What is Cosmetic Bonding?

Cosmetic bonding involves applying layers of composite resin, which we also use for white fillings, to the teeth. This procedure can close a diastema (gap) between teeth or repair chips or pits in the teeth. Because the composite resin material can be tinted to match your natural teeth, the bonding will be seamless. Bonding is also a wonderful options to whiten the teeth, as it can be placed on the fronts of all of your teeth for dazzling, uniform color. Only minor tooth preparation is required for this procedure: an etching solution is applied to the enamel so that the bonding material adheres to teeth. Continue reading “Bonding and Contouring: The Finishing Touch for Your Smile”

Dentures Can Restore Your Smile

Studies show that by age 74, 26% of adults are missing all of their teeth. Proper dental care, including proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits, can prevent tooth loss. But if you have already lost your teeth, it poses a threat to your health and appearance. Without all of your teeth, you are not able to chew a balanced, healthy diet and your facial muscles sag, which can age you by decades. You might also have difficulty speaking, which can hold back your social life and career. If you still have some teeth left, the remaining teeth could shift or even be lost as well. Dentures from Dr. William Wager or Dr. Brian Evans, Reno, NV, dentists, can replace your teeth, restoring function and beauty to your smile.

Partial Dentures

If you are missing many, but not all, of your teeth, partial dentures can replace multiple teeth on the upper or lower arch. Partial dentures fill spaces between teeth so that your smile looks and functions like natural teeth. Normally, partials attach to adjacent teeth with inconspicuous clasps. Continue reading “Dentures Can Restore Your Smile”

Teeth Whitening Can Give You a Dazzling New Smile

Teeth whitening is a non-invasive, efficient cosmetic dental procedure that can improve the color and brightness of your teeth. Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans offer in-office and at-home professional teeth whitening in their Reno, NV, dental practice.

The Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

While over-the-counter whitening kits, strips, and toothpastes can be effective to an extent, those products lack the potency to produce dramatic whitening results. The professional whitening options that Drs. Wager and Evans offer are safe and can make your teeth between eight and 10 shades lighter.

In-Office Whitening from Wager Evans Dental

If you are looking for immediate results, in-office whitening can brighten your teeth in one visit. The whitening gel will be applied to your teeth, then the Sapphire whitening lamp will activate the gel to remove stains and brighten your smile in about an hour. Though the in-office whitening system is powerful, it will not irritating your gums or harm the structure of your teeth. Continue reading “Teeth Whitening Can Give You a Dazzling New Smile”

Comfort and Technology from Wager Evans Dental

When you think of going to the dentist, do you imagine a cozy, soothing feeling, like being at the home of a close friend? Chances are, you picture a cold, sterile office fool of intimidating dental equipment. But Wager Evans Dental is different. Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans provide patients with a warm, inviting environment equipped with the latest dental technology.

Putting the “Care” in “Dental Care”

The moment you arrive at our office, you will be greeted by our friendly staff. Whether you see Dr. Wager or Dr. Evans, you will receive first-class, personalized care. Everyone from children to teens to adults (of every age) will receive age-appropriate dental treatment. The procedures and technology that we offer ensures top-of-the-line treatments that will produce optimal results and comfort. And we will go out of our way to make your appointment more enjoyable. Continue reading “Comfort and Technology from Wager Evans Dental”