With the holidays and holiday parties right around the corner, here are some tips for keeping those holiday smiles looking their best! Check out this article from Everydayhealth.com entitled Dentist Gives Advice to Keep Holiday Smiles Bright.  Dentist Gives Advice to Keep Holiday Smiles Bright Avoid tooth damage and decay caused by wine, sweets and stress…

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October is a big candy month! With Halloween right around the corner, there seems to be candy offered everywhere! Not all candies are created equal. Some are much worst for your teeth! Sorry if it names some of your favorite! But try to avoid these ones! If it is too late for some of your…

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Our “flossophy” at Dr. Pastrell’s Office is that you floss your teeth at least once per day. This helps reach those tough places that the brush can’t quite get. Check out this video from Colgate on how to properly floss your teeth.  Happy flossing!

How to Brush Correctly

Most of us have been brushing our teeth for longer than we can remember. It has maybe become second nature to us and we don’t even pay attention to our technique! But what is the correct way to brush one’s teeth? This short video from Colgate gives a quick demonstration on the proper way to…

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Brush First or Floss First?

Which comes first? The brush or the floss? Patients often ask which you should do first. It really doesn’t matter as long as you are doing both! Check out this article from Colgate entitled Brush Teeth or Floss First? They say the same thing-as long as you are doing a thorough job, it doesn’t matter!…

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Oral Appliance Therapy

Might you struggle with Obstructive Sleep Apnea? We can help! Dr. Pastrell can use Oral Appliance Therapy as an option for treating OSA. Call our office today for more info! 775-746-1177. This article about Oral Appliance Therapy is from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Oral Appliance Therapy Oral appliance therapy is an effective…

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Do you have trouble sleeping? Do you wake up feeling like you did not get a full night sleep? You may suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea. But there is good news! Your Reno Dentist-Dr. Pastrell can help! This article is from American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. And gives more info about Obstructive Sleep Apnea….

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The weather is getting warmer! And warmer weather means cool, refreshing drinks! A healthy drink choice is sparkling water. But how safe is this for your teeth? According to this article, sparkling water is safe for your teeth. When your drink sparkling water, the carbon dioxide breaks down in your mouth and becomes carbonic acid….

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Why do we even have wisdom teeth? What is the purpose of them? And why do some people have to have them removed? This article on EverydayHealth.com does a great job of explaining why we have them. And why you may have to have them removed or why it may be a better idea to…

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Are you supposed to brush your teeth first or floss your teeth first? We think the order doesn’t matter as much as the intention. But take a look at this article by Mercola. He says it depends on who you ask. Then he tells you how to “floss like a pro.” And to make sure…

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