Dr. Brian Chan
6880 S McCarran, Ste. 9
Reno, NV 89509
775-825-8366

Posts for: September, 2011

By contactus
September 13, 2011
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Sipping soda or juice all day could be worse than eating a candy bar, because the longer sugar stays in contact with teeth, the greater the risk for tooth decay.  Bacteria, which live in plaque on teeth, feed off the sugars in food and produce acid in the mouth, which erodes the tooth enamel - causing cavities.  Foods high in sugar such as cookies and candy, or high in acid, such as fruit juices and sodas, present the greatest risk to dental health.

Foods with high sugar content should be in contact with your teeth as little as possible. If you must drink sugar-laden beverages, do so with meals rather than sip them slowly throughout the day. Keep in mind that eating sticky foods such as raisins or fruit snacks puts teeth at a greater risk for tooth decay because the sugar remains in contact with the teeth longer.

Foods such as milk and nuts are “low-risk” foods because they are low in sugar and they have a non-sticky texture. Other low-risk snack foods are low-fat cheese, raw vegetables, crunchy fruits, and popcorn.

When you have eaten and have no way to brush, chewing sugar-free gum (especially those with Xylitol) will stimulate saliva, thus neutralizing acids and washing away food particles.

 

By contactus
September 08, 2011
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If you find that you have a fear of going to the dentist, you are not alone. Dental phobia is extremely common. Many people say there is just something different about having work done in the mouth than of any other part of the body. Some go as far as saying they would rather go through child birth than have a dental visit.

We strive to make your visit as stress free and enjoyable as possible. Trust is a big factor in reducing fear. Trusting you will be comfortable and trusting you are receiving the best care possible helps to reduce fear. We strive to make sure you are comfortable, which may mean complete numbing, a blanket, hand paraffin, or neck support. We also have the greatest dentist around for giving the best care there is. Every one who works here is very knowledgeable and, best of all, caring, companionate, and understanding. We will literally hold your hand to help you through your care if that’s what it takes.

One way of easing the stress of a dental appointment is by taking your mind off of the treatment. Sound from work being done is a major fear factor for many people. We have Sony headphones to block the sound while you’re listening to music, we have Pandora radio, where you can listen to any kind of music you want with the headphones. 

So have no fear, Dr. Smith and her team are here.

Sara - Patient Coordinator