Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Dental Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea

Snoring Isn't Just an Annoyance

Frequently, snoring is a symptom of a more critical health concern, identified as sleep apnea. People with sleep apnea contend with a blockage in their airway. Unfortunately, they usually don't know they have a problem. The obstruction inhibits them from obtaining oxygen consistently throughout the night. Those inflicted with sleep apnea experience higher blood pressure, which is a crucial risk factor contributing to heart disease and strokes. In addition, sleep deprivation can have damaging effects on the function of your brain, escalating stress hormones and leading to depression.
Even if you have only minor sleep apnea, being fitted with an oral appliance can result in the lessening or even the termination of snoring. This could be a fabulous gift to your partner!
de Bruin Dental Center   
Tomas G. de Bruin, DDS   
631 Sierra Rose Drive, Suite A  
Reno, NV 89511   
(775) 826-1838   
deBruinSmiles.com

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Stress & Oral Health

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about Stress and your Oral Health!


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

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Digital Dental Imaging

Intra-Oral Camera Makes You a Part of the Team

As you make choices regarding your ongoing oral health, Dr. de Bruin believes you should have access to all the information available. To make this possible, he uses a high-tech tool known as the intra-oral camera. This state-of-the-art video system provides a detailed look at the interior of your mouth, producing zoomed-in images on a display screen. Now, you can see what work needs to be completed and which teeth are doing fine. You'll be thrilled by what you can see!
de Bruin Dental Center   
Tomas G. de Bruin, DDS   
631 Sierra Rose Drive, Suite A  
Reno, NV 89511   
(775) 826-1838   
deBruinSmiles.com

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Periodontal Screening

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about Periodontal Screening!




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

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Sedation Dentistry

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

"Laughing gas," how most people describe nitrous oxide sedation, is often used
to acquire a more desirable treatment comfort level. Inhaled through a mask, this kind of sedation introduces the medication into your body by permitting you to simply breathe the compound in. Then a state of relaxation is induced. Local anesthetic will be administered in addition to nitrous oxide to avert any pain in most cases.

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

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

What 10 Common Mouth Issues Really Look Like (Part 3 of 3)

You know good dental habits can help prevent things like cavities and gingivitis, but you may not know what conditions like these really look like or how they can affect your mouth. Use this visual guide to learn more about some of the most common dental health issues, symptoms to watch for and the potential treatments that are available. Please note: This content is for informational purposes only. Only a dentist, physician or other qualified health care professional can make a diagnosis.

Darkened Tooth








There are two reasons your tooth may change color after trauma: It’s either trying to protect the nerve or it’s dying. If it’s protecting the nerve, your tooth may look a little darker than the ones next to it. If it changes colors like a bruise (from pink to gray), this means your tooth is most likely dead. You may need a root canal, usually followed by a crown. In some cases it may be necessary to remove the tooth. If it is a baby tooth, you may be able to leave it alone until it falls out.

Canker Sores








Canker sores are small white or gray sores with a red border that appear your lips, the back of your throat or under your tongue. Their exact cause is uncertain but some suggest that immune system problems, bacteria or viruses may be play a role. They are also more common in women.

Canker sores aren’t contagious and usually heal on their own after one or two weeks. Over-the-counter creams and mouthwashes may give you temporary relief. Until it heals, stay away from hot, spicy or acidic foods because these can irritate the sore.

Cancer








Each year, approximately 40,000 new cases of oral cancer and cancers of the throat, tonsils and back of the tongue are diagnosed. Tobacco use, alcohol abuse and HPV all increase your chance of developing these cancers. Men are twice more likely to get oral cancer than women. During regular checkups, your dentist will check your mouth for symptoms like red or white patches, sores that won’t heal and rough, crusty spots. If anything suspicious is found, your dentist will order more testing or refer you to a specialist. The image above is only one example of how oral cancer might appear.

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

Friday, 27 April 2018

Patient Credits Her Dentist With Saving Her Life

Watch an ADA video, where a patient credits her dentist with saving her life.


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