Who should get dental sealants and how long do they last?
Dental sealant is a thin coating of plastic material that is painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to shield them from cavities. Children and teens are the most common recipients of dental sealants, but adults with no decay or fillings in their molars can also benefit from them. Sealants will protect your teeth for up to 10 years. However, they need to be checked for chipping and wear at your regular dental checkups.

How effective are whitening toothpastes?
Whitening toothpastes can remove surface stains, but do not contain bleach. Whitening toothpastes do not come close to the results you will get from in-office bleaching or at-home bleaching kits provided by Dr. Gerald Hansen.

I have a fear of going to the dentist. What should I do?
Talk to our dentist. Hansen Cosmetic Family Dentistry offers sedation dentistry to help patients like you feel more comfortable and relaxed during dental treatments. Dr. Gerald Hansen will decide what level of sedation is needed based on the level of your fears and anxieties. We want to help you overcome your fears!

How often should I visit the dentist?
Patients should visit the dentist at least once every six months for a teeth cleaning appointment. Anyone with a risk of oral cancer or gingivitis should see the dentist more frequently.

Our dentist is happy to provide comprehensive family dental care in Reno, Nevada. Contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule a visit.