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13 04, 2021

Getting Porcelain Veneers

By |2020-12-30T19:31:56-08:00April 13th, 2021|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on Getting Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers to Enhance Your Teeth Repair minor imperfections or completely transform your smile! Porcelain veneers are one of the ways cosmetic dentistry can make your teeth look great! We can use a single veneer to fix minor imperfections, or completely transform your smile with veneers on all your prominent visible teeth. Nobody (but your [...]

6 04, 2021

Do You Have Dental Insurance?

By |2020-12-30T19:31:49-08:00April 6th, 2021|Patient Education|Comments Off on Do You Have Dental Insurance?

Get to Know Your Insurance Plan! And call us if you have any questions. Dental insurance comes in many varieties, so every patient should examine their contract, read all the terms carefully, and see how it shapes up! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call our office at (916) 683-3011. What to [...]

23 03, 2021

Why Do Teeth Change Color?

By |2020-12-30T19:31:35-08:00March 23rd, 2021|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on Why Do Teeth Change Color?

Tooth Color Changes with Age & Use Find out what simple cosmetic dentistry can do to help! Our teeth start out white, but they naturally change color due to aging and with everyday use. While teeth typically grow darker and begin to yellow at around age 30, this can happen much sooner without proper brushing, [...]

16 03, 2021

What is a Deep Cleaning?

By |2020-12-30T19:31:23-08:00March 16th, 2021|Periodontal Dentistry|Comments Off on What is a Deep Cleaning?

Deep Cleaning Dental Appointments in Elk Grove, CA If it's been a while since your last check-up, we may recommend a deep cleaning. Even if you brush and floss regularly—tartar, plaque, and/or calculus accumulates on teeth in those hard-to-reach places. If this harmful material isn't removed, then it can cause cavities, tooth decay, and periodontal [...]

9 03, 2021

Amalgam & Silver Filling Removal

By |2020-12-30T19:12:36-08:00March 9th, 2021|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on Amalgam & Silver Filling Removal

Metal-Free, Tooth-Colored Fillings in Elk Grove, CA Fix cavities or replace old mercury amalgams with tooth-colored fillings. Chewing puts incredible stresses on teeth. That's why, in the past, filling cavities and restoring damaged teeth usually involved metals such as gold, silver, or an amalgam. (A mixture of metals, including mercury.) Today, you have a choice [...]

2 03, 2021

Night Guards for Teeth Grinding

By |2020-12-30T19:09:45-08:00March 2nd, 2021|General Health|Comments Off on Night Guards for Teeth Grinding

Protective Dental Night Guards in Elk Grove, CA Custom-fitted night guards to protect teeth from nighttime grinding (bruxism). Bruxism is the clenching or grinding of teeth. It's a fairly common habit with about 1 in 3 exhibiting the behavior, yet most don't even realize they're affected. Many times it occurs while sleeping at night, usually [...]

23 02, 2021

Adult Fluoride Treatments

By |2020-11-08T14:08:32-08:00February 23rd, 2021|Patient Education|Comments Off on Adult Fluoride Treatments

Topical Fluoride Treatments in Elk Grove, CA No matter your age, fluoride helps prevent cavities, tooth decay, and periodontal disease. Fluoride helps create healthy teeth, and it's not just for kids—adults need fluoride too! Every day, acidic foods and drinks threaten to erode tooth enamel. Bacteria as well, can produce acid and dissolve the enamel [...]

16 02, 2021

Chronic Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)

By |2020-11-08T14:04:11-08:00February 16th, 2021|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Chronic Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)

Dry Mouth Can Be Harmful Oral health includes a healthy flow of saliva. Dry mouth (also called xerostomia) is usually just a short term symptom of dehydration. However, if reduced saliva flow becomes a chronic issue, it can lead to more serious dental problems. That's because saliva coats teeth to provide a protective layer against [...]

9 02, 2021

The Good News About a Root Canal

By |2020-11-08T14:01:39-08:00February 9th, 2021|Preventative Dentistry|Comments Off on The Good News About a Root Canal

Root Canal Therapy Halts Pain Many patients associate "root canal" with pain. In fact, this procedure is about pain relief. Toothache/tooth pain is commonly due to the buildup of pressure inside an infected tooth. When the nerve is damaged, conventional fillings won't stop the pain. The answer is to remove the nerve within the tooth [...]

2 02, 2021

Coping With Dental Fear

By |2020-11-08T13:58:54-08:00February 2nd, 2021|Fear & Anxiety|Comments Off on Coping With Dental Fear

We Have Suggestions It's normal to have some level of anxiety about going to the dentist, especially if you're expecting bad news. For many others, however, this anxiety rises to the level of fear/phobia. These patients may experience advanced signs of stress such as shaking, confusion, heart palpitations, or changes in blood pressure. Unfortunately, this [...]