Friday, 20 July 2018

Monday, 16 July 2018

Dental Crowns

A Crown Restores a Damaged Tooth

There will come a point where a simple filling won't restore a tooth to full functionality. Sometimes the tooth has become worn down from years of use, or perhaps it has been broken by some type of trauma. But in many cases, to save the tooth a crown will be necessary. Dr. de Bruin uses the strongest and most esthetic crowns to restore and even add strength to a damaged tooth. There are newer types of porcelain crowns that are not only extremely strong, they mimic the light reflection of natural teeth. When he's finished, it will appear so normal, you won't be able to tell it apart from a real tooth.

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

Friday, 13 July 2018

Monday, 9 July 2018

Regular Check-ups for Seniors

Senior Dental Care is Different

Aging is a fact of life. Not even our teeth and gums are exempt from the process. At de Bruin Dental Center, we're trained to help combat the issues that can arise with growing older. The risk potential for developing gum disease and root decay requires extra vigilance from seniors. Daily cleaning and proper nutrition are vital for maintaining healthy gums. Aging also usually means taking more prescription drugs to maintain your health. A decrease of saliva flow is sometimes a side effect of these medications. There are easy-to-use products available that can help this condition. Your fillings are getting older, too. They can weaken or crack. Regular check-ups will permit us to keep your prior dental repairs in tip-top shape. Years of plaque buildup, as well as consuming coffee, tea, or tobacco, can make teeth appear stained. Ask us about procedures that can fight these problems. Remember, if your gums become red, begin to bleed, or your teeth start to feel loose, contact us immediately.

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

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

7 MouthHealthy Tips for Your Summer Soiree (Part 1 of 3)

Serve the Right Kind of Crunch
Potato chips are standard party fare, but they bring unwanted guests into your mouth. Chewed-up chips often settle in the pits of your teeth, giving cavity-causing bacteria the chance to make a meal from your teeth. 

Instead, put apples and pears on your fruit platter, and stock your veggie tray with carrots, celery and raw broccoli. They're like natural toothbrushes, scrubbing off build-up and stimulating saliva to wash away what’s left.

Cheese, Please 
A slice of cheddar can make a grilled burger so much better. Plus, who doesn’t love a cheese platter? Dairy products like milk, yogurt and cheese are low in sugar and rich in calcium and phosphorous, which strengthen and protect enamel. Research also suggests that eating more dairy may lower your chances for developing gum disease. So go ahead and say cheese!

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

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

7 MouthHealthy Tips for Your Summer Soiree (Part 2 of 3)

The Trouble with Toothpicks 
Serving corn on the cob or pulled pork? Your guests may need something to get food unstuck from their teeth. A toothpick is sharp and can pierce gums, giving bacteria a chance to get in. And no one wants a mouth splinter if it breaks. Instead, leave dental picks in a covered dish in the bathroom, or replace toothpicks on the table with soft, flexible, wooden plaque removers like Stim-U-Dent.

Go Seedless 
You can also cut down on food getting stuck in your guests’ teeth by serving seedless foods. Opt for hot dog and hamburger buns without sesame and poppy seeds. Use crunchy fruits in your fruit salad instead of raspberries, kiwi and blackberries, and serve seedless watermelon.

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

Pregnancy & Oral Health

Learn more about the risks to your oral health during pregnancy.


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