Preventing Gum Disease: It’s in your Hands

Did you know that 80% of adults in America have gum disease? Are you aware that the condition of periodontal disease can cause major oral systemic health issues? This means that when your gums are infected and unhealthy, your overall health can greatly suffer as well. Fortunately, periodontal infections are preventable. Together, you and the Reno dentists at Wager Evans Dental can guard your health against gum disease through terrific preventive dental care, including six month dental cleanings and checkups.

Five Steps to Gum Disease Prevention

Step 1: Brush your teeth twice each day. Make sure you gently, but firmly, spend 30 Continue reading “Preventing Gum Disease: It’s in your Hands”

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”

Only You Can Prevent Gum Disease

Did you know that 80 percent of adults in the United States have gum disease, and the condition can cause major oral and systemic health issues? Luckily, gum disease is preventable. Together, you and the dentists at Wager Evans Dental can guard your health against gum disease.

Five Easy Steps to Gum Disease Prevention

  1. Brush your teeth twice daily. Brush for at least two minutes at a time. Be sure to gently clean and massage teeth and gums. This removes plaque and bacteria, both of which can cause gum disease.
  2. Floss at least once daily. This removes food debris, plaque, and bacteria from between teeth.
  3. Eat a balanced diet. Cut down on refined sugars, sodium, and saturated fats and eat plenty of vegetables and fruit (especially apples, carrots, and celery, which clean your teeth).
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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”

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”