Sunday, 16 September 2018

Children's Dental Sealants

Preventing Child Tooth Decay – the Easy Way!

No matter what our age, doing an adequate job of brushing our teeth isn't always easy. Even with scrupulous brushing, we can miss the deep grooves in the back teeth. This allows bacteria, acid, and plaque to remain, which will trigger decay. And once the tooth has decay, it is compromised permanently and will require a filling or a crown.
The use of dental sealants can offset a child's challenges with brushing correctly, safeguarding their teeth from harm. The steps are harmless, painless, and take just a few minutes to complete. After the tooth (or teeth) is cleansed and sterilized, a thin layer of a white or clear plastic sealant is brushed on the tooth. Then a curing light is directed at the sealant to bond it into place. This simple technique requires no shots, drills, or the reduction of any tooth structure. Applying dental sealants is one of the best defensive actions both children and adolescents can have done to preserve their natural teeth!
de Bruin Dental Center   
Tomas G. de Bruin, DDS   
631 Sierra Rose Drive, Suite A  
Reno, NV 89511   
(775) 826-1838   
deBruinSmiles.com

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Dentist: Doctors of Oral Health

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about the role played by Dentists!


The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

de Bruin Dental Center   
Tomas G. de Bruin, DDS   
631 Sierra Rose Drive, Suite A  
Reno, NV 89511   
(775) 826-1838   
deBruinSmiles.com

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Dental Implants

What's So Bad About Losing a Tooth?

Losing a tooth, no matter how it occurs – an accident or trauma, decay, or gum disease – creates a huge problem. The loss of even a single tooth allows your other teeth to shift and move around. This can affect chewing and your ability to absorb nutrients from your food. Because it's more difficult to chew with missing teeth, you may find yourself preferring softer foods and less complex carbohydrates, which can trigger you to gain weight. In addition, your speech may alter as words become slurred or lisped. Quite often, your face will change shape, appearing "sunken" so you look much older than your physical age. Dr. de Bruin believes the best way to handle a missing tooth (or missing teeth) is with dental implants. Implants can substitute for one tooth or many. They are designed to look so natural that even a dentist must look closely to see the difference.

de Bruin Dental Center   
Tomas G. de Bruin, DDS   
631 Sierra Rose Drive, Suite A  
Reno, NV 89511   
(775) 826-1838   
deBruinSmiles.com

Monday, 3 September 2018

Choosing Wisely: 5 Things Every Family Should Know About Dental Health (Part 3 of 3)

Don’t replace fillings just because they’re old 











When you have a cavity, the dentist removes it and puts in a filling. These fillings can last for many years, but some people get silver fillings removed because they don’t like the color. However, the process of removing a filling can weaken the tooth. Additionally, insurance may not cover the removal. 

To read the entire article visit MouthHealthy.org..

de Bruin Dental Center   
Tomas G. de Bruin, DDS   
631 Sierra Rose Drive, Suite A  
Reno, NV 89511   
(775) 826-1838   
deBruinSmiles.com

Monday, 27 August 2018

Choosing Wisely: 5 Things Every Family Should Know About Dental Health (Part 2 of 3)

Ask about all the options for calming your child during dental procedures 











Dental work can be scary for some kids. Talk with your dentist about ways to help your child stay calm. Tips for a successful dental visit can include making sure your child is not hungry before their dental appointment and scheduling an appointment at the proper time of day.

For jaw pain, try conservative treatments first 











Jaw pain can be caused by stress, arthritis or an injury. A treatment plan for jaw pain should first consist of actions like exercises and anti-inflammatory drugs.

To read the entire article visit MouthHealthy.org..

de Bruin Dental Center   
Tomas G. de Bruin, DDS   
631 Sierra Rose Drive, Suite A  
Reno, NV 89511   
(775) 826-1838   
deBruinSmiles.com

Diet & Your Teeth

Learn more about the connection between your teeth and what you eat.


The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

de Bruin Dental Center   
Tomas G. de Bruin, DDS   
631 Sierra Rose Drive, Suite A  
Reno, NV 89511   
(775) 826-1838   
deBruinSmiles.com

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Faster Improved Dental Treatments

Isolite™ – An Advance in Patient Comfort

Isolite is an impressive combination of spotlight and suction device that illuminates the interior of your mouth while keeping your teeth and gums dry. Better lighting and a drier work area improve accuracy. Treatments can proceed faster, helping you stay on schedule. The use of the Isolite tool lessens mouth strain. You won't have to endure a bulky rubber dam. In addition, the suction limits saliva build-up and the swallowing of debris, so you'll no longer be subjected to a "drowning" or "gagging" sensation. You will adore this transformation in dental comfort!
de Bruin Dental Center   
Tomas G. de Bruin, DDS   
631 Sierra Rose Drive, Suite A  
Reno, NV 89511   
(775) 826-1838   
deBruinSmiles.com