Understanding Veneers

There are a lot of different procedures in the dental world that people don’t completely understand. Most of that is due to the fact that we don’t need most of the procedures available, so we don’t get educated on what they are, or what they do to help a smile.... Read more »

How Can My Back Teeth Be Better Protected?

Your back teeth, also referred to as molars and premolars, are very different from the other teeth in terms of size but also due to the ridges that cover the chewing surfaces. These ridges help your mouth grind and chew food to be swallowed and digested. While the back teeth... Read more »

Oral Health Quiz: TMJ Disorder Prevention and Treatments

How knowledgeable are you on the various working parts within your jaw? One of the most important joints within your jaws is known as the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ for short. TMJs are a complex mechanism consisting of connective tissues, muscles, ligaments and ball and socket joints that are working... Read more »

Addressing Tooth Enamel Erosion With Fluoride

If you struggle to maintain good oral hygiene habits in between your regularly scheduled dental checkups, the excess plaque and bacterial deposits in your mouth can start to affect the health of your mouth. These materials can develop into hardened tartar at the gumline as well as promote cavities. If... Read more »

Facts You Should Know About Teen Smiles

Your teen deserves a top-notch smile and oral health, and one of the best ways to achieve those goals is with your help. This is why your dentist, Dr. Stuart Drange, encourages you to learn all about your teen’s smile so you can help them have the strong and healthy... Read more »

The Dental Brigade and Brushing and Flossing

How confident are you that you are doing enough to keep your smile clean? Is your oral health care and hygiene up to the task to ensure your teeth can remain strong for decades to come? Do you brush twice every single day as well as floss once a day... Read more »

What Is the Source of Your Bad Breath?

Have you considered the source of your bad breath? Our dentist, Dr. Stuart Drange with Carson Valley Dental Arts in Gardnerville, Nevada, understands that persistent bad breath can have a number of causes and is happy to help you find the source of yours. Oral hygiene plays a pivotal role... Read more »

Tooth Hazard Avoidance for a Healthy Smile

  Did you know that tooth hazards can arise from the foods you eat and the drinks you drink? Even something as simple as a late-night snack can lead to severe dental damage down the road. Furthermore, some products are more dangerous than others in regard to your oral health... Read more »

Teach Your Smile About Dental Crowns

  In order for a tooth to function effectively, it will need to be safe from dental damage. However, if a tooth has been impaired due to an oral accident or injury, it may be possible to restore the functionality of a tooth once more if a tooth restoration such... Read more »

Sedation Dentistry Can Calm Your Dental Fears

If you experience fear at the thought of visiting the dentist, we can offer sedation dentistry to help you feel more relaxed when you sit in the dental chair. At our office, we can provide nitrous oxide and oral sedation to reduce your dental anxiety. Nitrous Oxide Another name for... Read more »