Have a cold or the flu? While many people are stocking their medicine cabinet with cold and sick day supplies, don't forget to add a new toothbrush to your list.
Xerostomia is the medical term used for Dry Mouth, a condition that results from decreased salvia in the mouth, and puts many seniors at high risk for dental decay.
While it is important for diabetics to take good care of their hearts and their bodies, those suffering from this chronic condition cannot afford to ignore their teeth.
What Type of Toothbrush Should I Use? With so many shapes, sizes and styles of toothbrushes on the market, deciding which kind to buy can be confusing.
Cleaning and maintaining your new partial or set of dentures requires more than just brushing. Failure to properly clean partials and dentures can lead to bad breath and a buildup of food and bacteria.
Not only do you need to brush your teeth twice a day, but flossing once a day is also just as important. Using dental floss is going to benefit your oral health and your overall health greatly.
Brushing, flossing and twice a year checkups are standard for good dental oral health. Check out the most popular widespread dental myths and learn the real facts.
Given your full medical and dental history along with an oral examination, your dentist should be able to identify the cause of your bad breath, also known as halitosis.
Dental sealants act as a barrier, protecting the tooth enamel against plaque, acids, and decay-causing bacteria and are usually applied to the chewing surface of the back teeth where decay occurs most often.
Tooth whitening is one of the most common and popular ways to make a big difference in your appearance and greatly improve how your teeth look, not to mention making you look years younger.
Please know the health and safety of our patients, staff and the members of our community is our top priority. In response to recent recommendations from the local government for limiting the spread of COVID-19, and the Nevada State Dental Board, we are implementing the following policies as we re-open under new procedures.
• Our office will communicate with you beforehand and ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you arrive in the office.
• We are requesting patients and those accompanying patients to wear masks or face coverings.
• We will be limiting the number of people in our waiting room to our patients and one parent. Unfortunately, we will not allow siblings or additional children in our waiting area unless they have a scheduled appointment. We request parents or guardians of older patients, who do not require an adult to accompany them during their appointment, remain in their vehicle during their child's appointment.
• Upon arrival, a member of our team will take the temperature of anyone entering our office.
• We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
• You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys, and so forth since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
• Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
• We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
The Dentists’ Office remains committed to caring for you and your family. We are doing everything in our power to continue to provide a safe and healthy environment for our patients and our community, and together we will get through this.
James P. Smerdon D.M.D.
Derek L. Johnson D.M.D.
Steven Calderwood, D.M.D.
1241 South Taylor Street
Fallon, NV 89406