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Dental Sealants to Block Out Decay!

Dental Sealants in Sacramento, CA A simple, preventative procedure that can save you the trouble of future cavities. It's the dreaded news that nobody wants to hear—you have a cavity that needs fixing. Instead of waiting for the damage to occur, take matters into your own hands! Dental sealants are a simple, preventative procedure that can save you the trouble and expense of future cavities (either for yourself or your children). A dental sealant is nothing more than a thin plastic resin that we apply to the chewing surfaces of your teeth (usually only on molars and premolars). These are the areas that are most prone to developing cavities since the deep grooves tend to trap food particles. Once the [...]

By |2019-05-31T17:16:09+00:00June 25th, 2019|Prevention|Comments Off on Dental Sealants to Block Out Decay!

Laser Treatment Saves Teeth

Laser Periodontal Treatment in Sacramento, CA Fighting Infections with the Latest Technology Hearing the word 'laser' might make you feel a bit apprehensive, but have no fear! Laser treatment is one of the most effective and least intensive options for cases of gum disease. You've probably heard of gingivitis, the condition characterized by red, swollen, or bleeding gums. Mild cases improve with better brushing, regular dental checkups, and antibacterial mouth rinses. However, in advanced cases where the disease threatens tooth loss (periodontitis), more professional treatment may be necessary. A dental laser uses a tiny, flexible fiber-optic cable which is only the thickness of about three human hairs. We slip the probe between your tooth and gum and ZAP, just like [...]

By |2019-05-31T16:51:33+00:00June 18th, 2019|Periodontics|Comments Off on Laser Treatment Saves Teeth

Dental Implants to Restore Your Teeth

Dental Implants Anchor Crowns, Bridges, or Dentures Choose the restorations that are strong enough to last a lifetime! Dental implants have done wonders in the area of missing teeth, and we believe that everybody should have a great looking smile, as well as the functionality of a full set of teeth. If you have missing or damaged teeth, then you know how it can affect your ability to eat and enjoy food, as well as your confidence. Less visible teeth (such as molars) may not affect your appearance, but their absence will still seriously affect how you chew. Standard options include a dental bridge or a partial denture. The most durable, most permanent treatment for missing teeth has proven to [...]

By |2019-05-31T16:26:44+00:00June 11th, 2019|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Dental Implants to Restore Your Teeth

Whiter & Healthier Teeth With These 7 Tips

At-home Tips & Tricks Some simple changes in habits to improve oral health and get whiter teeth! Cut out the stain-causing food. For whiter teeth, consider the foods you eat. Change in tooth color occurs mainly due to food and drink. Typically, anything with a dark color will affect your teeth. These include things like coffee, red wine, and even dark sodas and juices. If you can't bear to do away with these things completely, be sure to brush immediately afterward, and consider using an over-the-counter bleaching kit or a teeth whitening procedure from your dentist. Eat stain-fighting foods. Certain foods, like many fruits and vegetables, have the exact opposite effect as the stain-causers discussed above. These foods have a [...]

By |2019-05-31T09:21:21+00:00June 4th, 2019|Patient Education|Comments Off on Whiter & Healthier Teeth With These 7 Tips

Take Care of Baby Teeth

Baby Teeth Are Important To Oral Health Tooth decay is declining everywhere except among preschoolers. Proper dental care for your child and their baby teeth (also called primary teeth) is an important part of prevention, helping ensure the health of permanent teeth in later years. You won't see a newborn's teeth, but enamel and dentin are already forming in the jaw. Teething is just months away. Use a clean dry washcloth to wipe baby's gums after every feeding and continue as teeth begin to emerge. Central incisors arrive first, at nine to ten months, with lateral incisors about two months later. Once teeth appear, use a soft toothbrush on them twice daily. Encourage the child to develop the habit of [...]

By |2019-05-28T07:13:20+00:00May 28th, 2019|Children's Dentistry|Comments Off on Take Care of Baby Teeth

If You Have Dental Anxieties…

We Can Help Treat Dental Anxieties We recognize that when it comes to dental procedures, some of the most terrible things aren't going on inside your mouth—but from anxieties inside your head. Fear of the dentist's chair is both normal and understandable. You may be among the 150 million Americans who avoid the dentist altogether. But, truly, it doesn't have to be that way. So many dental anxieties are based on false information. Well-meaning friends pass along unsettling stories about procedures—from ages ago! When it comes to truly pain-free dentistry, we've made greater strides in just the past few decades than in the entire history of dentistry! Our team is committed to combating the dental fears that come to so [...]

By |2019-05-21T11:47:03+00:00May 21st, 2019|Sedation|Comments Off on If You Have Dental Anxieties…

Guard Against Gum Disease

More than half of adult Americans have gum disease. Poor nutrition causes much of it, with neglect contributing a share. Gum disease has been linked to heart disease, with doctors suggesting that bacteria from gums moves into the bloodstream and then to the heart, in turn, causing increased rate of heart attack and stroke. The saliva of people with gum disease also doesn't have the antioxidant effectiveness of healthy people, inhibiting the body's ability to ward off inflammation. Other possible risks from the condition may include rheumatoid arthritis, low-birth-weight and premature births, and respiratory infections. Seniors with sore gums have a higher rate of chronic illness. You can prevent gum disease by brushing properly with a soft-bristle brush and flossing [...]

By |2019-05-28T07:12:05+00:00May 14th, 2019|Periodontics|Comments Off on Guard Against Gum Disease

In Case Of A Dental Emergency!

During any emergency it's important to remain calm as you arrange for treatment, and be sure to follow these instructions in the the meantime. Toothache Rinse mouth vigorously with cool water. Floss to remove food that might be trapped between teeth. DON'T use heat or place aspirin ON the aching tooth or gum. Call us as soon as possible. Broken Fillings Gently rinse your mouth with lukewarm water to remove debris. If tooth is sensitive, protect it with orthodontic wax or a wad of sugarless gum (be careful while chewing). Call us as soon as possible. Broken Denture/Partial Save all the pieces. Don't try to repair it yourself with "fix-it-kits" or glue. Amateur repairs can ruin your dentures. Lost Crown [...]

By |2019-04-24T13:21:53+00:00May 7th, 2019|Emergencies|Comments Off on In Case Of A Dental Emergency!

Lend Baby Teeth a Hand

Here today...gone too soon. Don't neglect baby teeth because the health of their replacements is right beneath the surface. Caring for your child's baby teeth lays a foundation for a lifetime of oral health, so teach good dental hygiene habits while the child is very young. Before the first teeth begin to surface, rub baby's gums with a clean, damp wash cloth after every feeding. Continue as the teeth emerge until baby is old enough to hold a toothbrush. Teach your children how to brush, and encourage them as they do. Teach them when to brush, after every meal and snack. Break the thumb-sucking habit before the child's fifth birthday, if possible. Encourage a taste for healthful snacks and meals. [...]

By |2019-04-24T13:31:57+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Children's Dentistry|Comments Off on Lend Baby Teeth a Hand

Your Mouth and Gum Disease

"A Family Affair" Think of the great things you've passed along to your kids: sense of humor, charm, style, wit—why, the list could go on and on of course! Unfortunately, some of the things that get passed from parent to child aren't that great. One is a predisposition towards periodontitis, or gum disease. Of the hundreds of strains of bacteria that inhabit your mouth we've turned up 5 or 6 particularly aggressive ones and labeled them "probable periodontal pathogens." These bacteria appear to be responsible for gum disease and also appear to be contagious—that is, they're spread by long-term intimate contact. The more we know about periodontitis, the more serious we're discovering it to be. It's not just a gum [...]

By |2019-04-24T13:31:57+00:00April 16th, 2019|Periodontics|Comments Off on Your Mouth and Gum Disease