Preventive Dentistry Preserves Healthy Smiles in Reno, NV

If you want to enjoy a healthy and beautiful smile over the years, regular professional care is absolutely essential. After all, even patients who brush and floss every day can fall victim to dental problems that go unnoticed by untrained eyes. At Sage Dental Care, we look forward to meeting you and your whole family! Dr. Branco and Dr. Kim work hard to build friendly, trusting relationships with patients of all ages, and our preventive services will go a long way in helping your teeth and gums stay safe and strong. Our practice has two convenient locations in North and South Reno, NV, and we offer evening hours for busy patients, too. Contact us today to schedule your first visit, or if you have any questions for our team!

Checkups & Cleanings

We strongly recommend that patients of all ages attend at least two checkups and cleanings at Sage Dental Care a year, or one every six months. During these visits, our team will take an in-depth look at your smile and oral health in an effort to find problems as soon as possible. Early detection of decay and infection allows us to provide simple, effective treatment. A thorough cleaning with one of our talented hygienists will get rid of dangerous deposits of bacteria and leave your smile smooth and squeaky-clean as well!

Dental Sealants

When you’re young, it can be difficult to keep the hard-to-reach back surfaces of premolars and molars fully clean of food and bacteria. That’s why these areas are particularly vulnerable to cavities for children. Here in Reno, our dental team is happy to provide a helping hand in keeping tooth decay with dental sealants. These invisible plastic resin coatings cover the chewing surfaces of back teeth and keep out cavity-causing bacteria. Applying them is a fast and fully comfortable process, and they’re designed to stay in place for several years! 

Children’s Dentistry

We love treating patients of all ages here in South and North Reno, especially children who are just getting started on their oral healthcare journey. Creating positive emotions and memories for your son or daughter during these early visits can make all the difference in how they view the dentist later on in life, which is why our team is always as gentle and supportive as possible. Simple screenings, comfortable cleanings, dental sealants, fluoride treatments, tooth-colored fillings, and other kid-friendly services are available when needed to help their growing smiles flourish.

Nightguards for Bruxism

Are you regularly experiencing painful headaches, jaw pain, or worn-down teeth without understanding where they come from? You may be experiencing bruxism (teeth grinding/clenching), a common condition among adults that’s likely to take place at night when you’re asleep and unaware. At Sage Dental Care, we keep a close eye out for symptoms of bruxism, and a custom-fit nightguard can help protect your vulnerable smile from damage and also help you rest easier. If you’re experiencing TMJ disorder, our office also provides therapy options for this painful condition.

Sportsguards

Athletes of all ages and levels of play should keep their vulnerable smile just as well-protected  from physical contact as their heads and knees. Instead of settling for a clunky, “one-size-fits-all” mouthpiece from the sports store, our doctors can design a customized, high-quality sportsguard that is much more comfortable and secure, while still allowing for easy breathing and regular jaw movement.

Oral Cancer Screenings

Tens of thousands of new cases of oral cancer are identified every year, and nearly half of these patients don’t survive more than five years past their diagnosis. Those numbers are frightening, but Dr. Branco and Dr. Kim are dedicated to doing their best to decrease them here in North and South Reno, NV. We’ve made oral cancer screenings a vital part of every checkup.

During this process, our team will review your mouth for any small, suspicious changes in the oral tissue that may point towards the presence of precancerous or cancerous cells. The sooner the disease is identified, the better chances you have of experiencing a full recovery!

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride treatment is a helpful preventive service that can benefit young and old smiles alike – but you may find yourself asking “what is fluoride?” It is a mineral that can be found in soil, certain foods, and many water sources. Studies have shown over time that the inclusion of fluoride in drinking water can actually strengthen tooth enamel and lead to fewer instances of cavities overall. If you or your children don’t currently drink fluoridated tap water, our team may recommend professional fluoride applications to help them enjoy the wonderful, lifelong benefits.

Sleep Apnea Treatment

If you’re suffering from loud, chronic snoring or constantly feeling exhausted in the mornings despite a full night of sleep, you can probably tell that something’s not right. It could be sleep apnea, a potentially dangerous health condition that robs you of a full night’s rest and can put your overall quality of life at risk. At Sage Dental Care, we can help many patients diagnosed with sleep apnea reclaim their wellbeing and enthusiasm for life through oral appliance therapy. The device can be worn comfortably during sleep in order to reposition the tongue and/or jaw, making breathing much easier.

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