Soda and Your Smile

Group Drinking Soda When you reach for a cold, fizzy, flavored, carbonated drink, what do you call it? A cola? A Coke? A soda? A pop? A drink by any of these names will taste sweet, bubbly and refreshing. Unfortunately, just like many tasty treats, drinking soda on a regular basis comes with a price, especially in terms of your dental health. Reno dentistsDr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans, will fill you in on the dangers of soft drinks. Continue reading “Soda and Your Smile”

Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Dental Health

happy seniors Poor oral hygiene has been linked in the past to heart disease and kidney disease. Now a recent study suggests that there may be a link between poor oral hygiene and a person’s chances of developing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Wager and Dr. Evans of Wager Evans Dental of Reno, Nevada want you to understand the importance of good oral hygiene and your health. Continue reading “Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Dental Health”

Types Of Gum Disease

young woman in thought Gum disease or periodontal disease can be a serious health issue for people who are unaware of the problem and unknowingly allow it to continue unchecked. Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans have years of experience helping their patients fight gum disease. Continue reading “Types Of Gum Disease”

How to Find a Dentist in Reno, NV

woman pointing upward A few things may cross your mind when searching for a new dentist. Which dentist can treat my condition? How do I know which doctor is which? As experienced family dentists, Dr. Wager and Dr. Evans can treat a variety of conditions. Our practice, Wager-Evans Dental, makes it easy for you to find a dentist that meets your specific needs. We not only share a passion for comprehensive dentistry, but we also share a dedication to making you feel comfortable, relaxed, and welcome as soon as you enter our office. Our commitment to your satisfaction as a patient and a friend is an extension of our mission of providing quality care and a gorgeous smile to all of our patients and their families. Continue reading “How to Find a Dentist in Reno, NV”

The Science, and Convenience, of Dental Implants

senior woman brushing teeth When you’re missing one, several, or all of your teeth, dental implants can grant you a new lease on life by closely replicating the teeth you’ve lost. Unlike other dental prosthetics that fit over existing teeth or onto your gums, dental implants are attached to the underlying jawbone. As prosthetic roots, implants allow your replacement teeth to mimic healthy teeth in both look and function, and their resemblance to your natural smile includes the ease with which you can care for your dental implant-supported restoration. Continue reading “The Science, and Convenience, of Dental Implants”

The Highlights of Gum Disease

woman with worried look Gum disease, or periodontal disease, affects over 70% of adults over the age of 65 in the United States, and is the leading cause of adult tooth loss. However, its widespread destruction isn’t due to difficulty in treating the condition. On the contrary, gum disease is highly preventable with proper oral care and maintenance. It can also be effectively controlled even if allowed to develop. Gum disease develops in the midst of poor oral hygiene, and is typically allowed to progress because patients often neglect to seek treatment in time. Continue reading “The Highlights of Gum Disease”

How to Cure a Toothache

attractive woman with severe toothache There are many ways to describe a toothache, and if you’ve ever had one, then you probably know that most (if not all) of them are far from positive. For some, a toothache may be no more than a frequent nuisance, while for others, it can be the most excruciating discomfort they’ll ever experience. Even if you can stand your tooth’s sensitivity, you shouldn’t ignore it, since it may indicate a problem that could grow worse with time. Instead, Dr. Wager and Dr. Evans advise seeking treatment as soon as possible to address the cause of your toothache. Continue reading “How to Cure a Toothache”

The Benefits of White Dental Fillings

smile reno 2 When you think of a dental filling, what image comes to your mind? If it is a silver spot in the midst of a white tooth, you may be excited to learn that many dentists, including your Reno dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans, are leaving silver (amalgam) fillings behind in favor of white dental fillings made out of a material called composite resin. Durable and tooth-colored, composite resin is also used in a treatment called cosmetic bonding, which can repair and resurface teeth. The material, therefore, is very durable and produces excellent cosmetic results. In fact, composite resin can be tinted to match the exact shade of the tooth or teeth to which it is being applied, meaning your dental filling will not detract from your smile.

In addition to the improvements they produce in cosmetic results, white dental fillings require the removal of less of the tooth’s structure than do amalgam fillings. They also make a great option for people with mercury sensitivities as they contain no mercury whatsoever (unlike amalgam fillings). Lastly, composite resin fillings are not made of metal and thus do not carry the same risk for cracking and leaking as they age. Continue reading “The Benefits of White Dental Fillings”

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 Dentists Quiz You on Gum Disease

bw quiz How familiar are you with gum disease? Do you, for instance, know how gum disease can result in tooth loss? Do you know how to prevent gum disease? To test your knowledge about this potentially devastating disease, try the following quiz provided by your Reno dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans, and check your answers below. Continue reading “Reno Dentists Quiz You on Gum Disease”