Reno Dentists: Whiten Your Smile in Under an Hour

white smile reno 2Can you not stand to spend another second looking at yellow teeth in the mirror? If so, the time has come to whiten your teeth. However, if you are thinking about a long and drawn out process that will show minimal results, think again. With one visit teeth whitening from your Reno dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans, your teeth can be 8-10 shades lighter in less than an hour. Continue reading “Reno Dentists: Whiten Your Smile in Under an Hour”

Reno Dentists Challenge You to a Quiz about Teeth Whitening

q mark cardsDo 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 1The 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 RenoDid 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”

The Evolution of Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure available today. For patients looking to whiten their teeth, take years off of their appearance, and breathe new life into their smiles, teeth whitening is an easy, convenient, and effective way to do so. Teeth whitening procedures are at the top of the cosmetic dentistry popularity poll, but where and when did the desire for a bright, white smile originate?

Toothpaste got its start in ancient Egyptian when the Egyptians used a wine-based mixture to scrub their teeth. We now know that red wine is one of the leading contributors of tooth staining, along with tobacco products, coffee, and soda.

Following suit of their peers in Egypt, the Romans used human urine as the main ingredient in their toothpaste. In fact, this trend was so popular among Roman aristocracy that human urine was imported from all over the world just so the royals could have white smiles! As unappealing (and dangerous) as this sounds to us today, the Romans were on to something. Ammonia, the main chemical in human urine, has lightening and brightening qualities that are effective on our tooth enamel, which is the second hardest naturally occurring substance in the world.

Luckily, we have much better options when it comes to whitening our smiles these days. Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans, family and cosmetic dentists in Reno, Nevada, offer in-office and at-home teeth whitening to their patients. Both of these methods work, and you have the freedom to choose which method is right for you. For immediate results, in-office whitening is preferable. To whiten your teeth in the privacy of your home, you may prefer using custom whitening trays and professional-strength bleaching gel.

To find out more about teeth whitening, call Wager Evans Dental at (775) 800-4845 to reserve your appointment.