Reno Dentists Challenge You to a Quiz about Teeth Whitening

q mark cards Do you like the color of your teeth? If you don’t, you may be prone to hiding your smile rather than showing it off. Thankfully, cosmetic dentistry offers teeth whitening treatments that noticeably brighten teeth several shades. Take this quiz from your Reno dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans, and see what you find out about teeth whitening. Continue reading “Reno Dentists Challenge You to a Quiz about Teeth Whitening”

Reno Dentists Answer Your Teeth Whitening FAQs

white smile Reno 1 The color of a smile is one of its defining attributes. If teeth are dull or stained, even the straightest smiles lose some of their charm. But with so many factors working to dull the color of your teeth, it’s nearly impossible to keep them white, which is why so many people are turning to professional teeth whitening. However, most patients like to be informed before they make a decision about any kind of treatment, so your Reno dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans, are answering your most frequently asked questions about teeth whitening. Continue reading “Reno Dentists Answer Your Teeth Whitening FAQs”

Reno Dentists: Remove Stains and Get Whiter Teeth

white smile Reno Did you know that your teeth yellow naturally over time? As we age, our tooth enamel thins, exposing the yellower layer beneath called dentin. However, other things can contribute to yellowing teeth. Foods and drinks with dark pigments, like coffee and soda, can stain teeth and strip away enamel. Poor oral hygiene can contribute to yellow teeth as well. Unfortunately, stained teeth may sap people’s confidence, preventing them from smiling as they try to hide their teeth. Hiding their smiles can lead to a lower quality of life because smiling has been shown to affect a person’s mood. Luckily, teeth do not have to remain stained. Professional teeth whitening can lighten your teeth several shades, restoring them to a lovely white that you’ll just have to show off. Your Reno dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans, discuss your options for getting whiter teeth. Continue reading “Reno Dentists: Remove Stains and Get Whiter Teeth”

Make Sure You Brush Correctly

Brushing Keeps You Healthy

Oral health can be a breeze if you keep up good practices and visit Drs. Wager and Evans every six months. Make sure to brush 2-3 times every day and floss once. Like any habit, if you brush as often as you should, you may become complacent.  Don’t get sloppy with your oral health; experts agree that a healthy mouth can keep your body healthy, too.

Use Proper Brushing Technique

If you don’t use proper technique when you take care of your teeth, you might be hurting more than you’re helping. To brush effectively, hold your brush at a 45-degree angle at your gum line. This angle can help you avoid gum abrasion. Don’t brush across your teeth; instead, move your brush up and down, softly stroking your teeth. A lot of people forget about the  back surfaces completely. The back of your teeth is a crucial place to scrub because your tongue, which is usually caked with bacteria, presses against these surfaces all day long. Continue reading “Make Sure You Brush Correctly”

Teeth Whitening Solutions for the Holidays

Over-The-Counter Whitening

The whitening kits that you find at big box stores and grocery stores can whiten teeth but may not be potent enough to make a dramatic difference in the color of your teeth. Professional whitening solutions are safe and reliable and can whiten teeth 8-10 shades in some cases. As the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure, teeth whitening can make a person appear younger and more attractive. Drs. Wager and Evans offer in-office and take-home whitening options in Reno.

What Causes Teeth to Yellow?

Tooth enamel is porous, so it can soak up stains. Various agents and factors contribute to the external discoloration of teeth, called extrensic stains. Using tobacco and consuming of pigmented foods and drinks, like tea, cola, coffee, and red wine, are prominent causes of yellowing. Age, too, causes teeth to discolor. From inside teeth, tetracycline medications (some antibiotics) can cause a brown or blue staining, and swallowing fluoride as a child can cause horizontal white lines called fluorosis. These are called intrinsic stains. Continue reading “Teeth Whitening Solutions for the Holidays”

Enter to Win at Wager Evans Dental

Wager Evans Dental recently kicked off a brand new giveaway program! Next time you’re in our office, be sure to look for the fish bowl at the front desk.

Ask any member of the office team about our short, 5-question survey, and make sure you fill it out and drop it in the fishbowl. By taking a minute to answer these questions, you are helping your dental care team take better care of you. The opinion of our patients is very important to us. We want to know how we’re doing so that we can give you the best care possible.

Also, by taking a minute to answer the questions, you will enter a drawing for a fantastic prize package! Once a month for the next 6 months, we will draw a name from the fishbowl to win a Crest/Oral B gift bag. Each gift bag comes with a new, top-of-the-line Oral B electric toothbrush, two tubes of Pro-Health toothpaste, and Pro-Health nighttime mouth rinse.

Be sure to drop your survey in the bowl next time you’re in the office. Also, don’t forget to include your email address on the survey so that you receive special Wager Evans Dental emails, news, and promotions.

If you have postponed a routine dental checkup and cleaning, make an appointment to come in soon and take advantage of this great giveaway. Patient Ed Ng did, and he won the first giveaway just last week!

To schedule an appointment, please call our dental office in Reno, Nevada, at (775) 800-4845.

Porcelain Veneers for a Visually Beautiful Smile

Take a look at a picture of your favorite celebrity. Chances are, one of the first things you notice will be the star’s “perfect” teeth. While you may be envious of the Hollywood lifestyle, there’s no reason to lust after a great grin. You can have one of your own with porcelain veneers.

Porcelain veneers are known as the smile makeover procedure for a reason. They can give you your own version of a perfect smile in one cosmetic dental procedure. Veneers are thin, durable, porcelain shells that adhere directly to the front surface of your teeth. This creates a natural looking, visually appealing smile that is sure to help you give off a great first impression.

I’m Dr. Brian Evans, a cosmetic dentist in Reno, Nevada, and I recommend porcelain veneers to many of my patients to correct several different cosmetic dental problems. Porcelain veneers may be the answer to your smile woes if you have:

  • Misaligned teeth
  • Permanently stained teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Gaps between your teeth

Porcelain veneers are just as strong as natural teeth and can last for at least 15 years with proper care. They are also stain resistant, so you never have to worry about whitening your teeth to maintain their bright, white appearance.

Overall, the goal of cosmetic dentistry is to give you a healthy, beautiful, natural-looking smile, so I will work with you to design a smile makeover treatment plan that best fits your needs and appearance. I will take into account several factors, such as your coloring, face shape, and natural tooth structure, to ensure that your new smile does not look bulky or fake.

If you are ready to look in the mirror and fall in love with your smile, I invite you to schedule a consultation to see if porcelain veneers can give you the smile you have been dreaming of. Please call (775) 800-4845 for more information.