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From simple teeth cleanings to advanced imaging services and preventive screenings, our dental offices provide a full spectrum of preventive dentistry care. Each visit is customized to suit you and your family's unique needs. We recommend scheduling visits twice a year to catch any early signs of potential decay and disease, but mainly to prevent them altogether.
One of the things we enjoy most here at our offices is serving pediatric patients. We thoroughly enjoy teaching dentistry for children, and are proud to educate young patients about the benefits and importance of oral health. Our pediatric dentistry services include a complete range of oral exams, X-rays, fluoride treatments and more to ensure healthy development of your child's oral structures. Start bringing your children to the dentist at an early age, and show them that each visit doesn't have to be a painful, scary process … and can even be fun and memorable!
We all know that life loves to dish out the unexpected. When that happens, we're here to help. We offer a full range of emergency dentistry services in Elko and Reno, and we will do everything possible to get you in on the day of your dental emergency. Whether it's emergency treatments involving cracked or broken teeth, missing or broken crowns, or just a painful toothache, we're here to help.
Crowns and Bridges
Dr. White offers a complete range of fully custom crowns and bridges at our offices in Reno, NV and Elko, NV. For patients that are suffering from broken or missing teeth, we have the tools and experience necessary to fully restore your smile. Dental crowns are customized structures that fit over an existing tooth, while bridges are essentially a series of crowns that are fused together to replace large gaps or decaying pockets of teeth.
At our offices in Reno and Elko, we offer composite tooth fillings, which are 100% metal-free alternatives to traditional cavity treatments. We design composite options to fully match your original tooth's color, giving you a strong, permanent, aesthetically pleasing result. Our metal-free filling options also reduce the potential for allergic reactions and other health issues involving contaminated mercury release.
Boasting nearly 20 years of cosmetic dentistry experience in Reno, NV and Elko, NV, Dr. White offers a full range of advanced tools to help you craft the smile you've always dreamed of. We employ a range of cosmetic dentistry services, including advanced teeth cleanings and Zoom!® Whitening, porcelain veneers, inlays, onlays and more! Call us today and reimagine your perfect smile!
Sleep Apnea Treatment
If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from the effects of snoring, sleep apnea treatments may be a life-changing dental option! Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can also result in morning migraines, and can cause individuals to feel fatigued, even after a full night's sleep. Tools like customized night guards and other removable oral fixtures can help to open up the airways, allowing you to achieve a sound, peaceful, quiet night's rest.
If you suffer from painful grinding or gnashing of your teeth (bruxism), and/or frequent jaw pain, you may be suffering from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. TMJ is caused by a number of different factors, including malocclusion (misaligned bite), jaw joint issues, and even poor oral hygiene habits. Dr. White can provide corrective occlusal adjustment, as well as fully customized mouth guards to help restore balance in your jaw and relieve TMJ-associated pain and discomfort.
How often should I see a dentist?
How often should I see a dentist?
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends visiting a dentist at least twice a year for a check-up and a professional cleaning. Our office also recommends a minimum of two visits per year.
What do I do if I have a dental emergency?
Please call our office as soon as you determine that you have a dental emergency. If you have a dental emergency during regular business hours, we will be glad to work you into our schedule. After hours, over the weekend and during holidays, please call our office for the doctor's emergency contact number.
What kind of toothbrush should I use?
Adults should use a small-to-medium size toothbrush with soft-to-medium bristles. The head of the brush needs to be small enough to brush all areas of the mouth thoroughly, specifically the back of the mouth, which can be hard to reach. Children should use small toothbrushes with soft bristles. People with sensitive teeth can benefit from using gentle, soft-bristled toothbrushes.
How often should I replace my toothbrush?
The American Dental Association recommends that you replace your brush every 3 to 4 months. With each use, the bristles become worn and cleaning effectiveness decreases. Depending on your oral health, you may need to replace your brush sooner. Typically, children toothbrushes need to be replaced more regularly than adults.
Is a powered toothbrush more effective than a manual toothbrush?
Generally, manual toothbrushes are just as effective as powered toothbrushes. Children may find brushing with a powered toothbrush more exciting. If you have difficulty using a manual toothbrush, a powered toothbrush may be much more comfortable and easier to use.
Should I brush or floss first?
long as you brush and floss thoroughly, it does not matter if you brush then floss or floss then brush. However, flossing before brushing enables the fluoride in your toothpaste to better reach the areas between the teeth.
Is one type of toothpaste better than the others?
No. However, we recommend you use a toothpaste that contains fluoride and carries the ADA Seal of Acceptance, which means it has been assessed for safety and effectiveness. Studies consistently show that fluoride helps strengthen and rebuild tooth structure, and helps prevent dental decay.
Are payment plans available for my dental treatment?
Yes. We accept most major credit cards and many types of dental insurance. We will process your insurance claim for you upon receipt of your co-payment.