How to Brush Your Teeth Correctly

beautiful woman brushing teethDid you know that there’s a right and wrong way to brush your teeth? For most of us, the routine is ingrained in our daily lives, and in spite of the importance of keeping your teeth clean, the ritual of brushing and flossing them may sometimes seem overly simple. However, caring for your smile can be complex; although they’re strong enough to withstand the pressures of biting and chewing every day, your teeth’s good health can be undone by something as simple as incorrectly brushing your teeth. Besides expertly maintaining and restoring our patients’ smiles, Reno dentists, Dr. Wager and Dr. Evans, also emphasize helping patients take better care of their own dental health by educating them on effective home hygiene practices. Continue reading “How to Brush Your Teeth Correctly”

Why Teeth Need Dental Crowns

crowns 5You probably wouldn’t believe it for a moment if one of your teeth broke. However, as improbable as it seems, broken teeth do occur with some frequency. When teeth break, your Reno dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans, repair them by fitting them with dental crowns. Restorations meant to repair damage and strengthen teeth, dental crowns are hollow and tooth-shaped. They are made out of a variety of materials including porcelain, gold, and porcelain-coated metal. Each of these materials has its benefits and its drawbacks, and choosing between them often depends upon the location of the damaged tooth. For instance, because porcelain crowns offer the best cosmetic results, they are typically used to repair damaged teeth that are in prominent positions in the mouth. For teeth in the back of the mouth, however, porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns or gold crowns are usually the crowns of choice. These crowns are very strong, and thus can stand up to the more powerful bite force in the back of the mouth. Continue reading “Why Teeth Need Dental Crowns”