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21 09, 2021

Sterilization: Protecting Our Patients

By |2021-06-19T09:41:34-07:00September 21st, 2021|Patient Education|Comments Off on Sterilization: Protecting Our Patients

Sterilization Limits Exposure to Germs and Bacteria During regular day-to-day life, germs and bacteria typically get a bad rap. When sterilization gets taken too far, we're missing out on the benefits of a healthy and tested immune system. However, when it comes to dentistry and any medical facility, nothing could be further from the truth. [...]

10 08, 2021

Pierced Problems

By |2021-06-19T09:32:07-07:00August 10th, 2021|Patient Education|Comments Off on Pierced Problems

A Pierced Tongue, Lip, or Cheek A pierced body part may be essential to your style, but if it involves the mouth, it may not be the best choice in regards to your oral health. If you do have a piercing or are thinking about getting one, make sure you consider the potential effects and [...]

3 08, 2021

Saliva Protects Your Teeth

By |2021-06-19T09:30:44-07:00August 3rd, 2021|Patient Education|Comments Off on Saliva Protects Your Teeth

Dental Benefits of Saliva A healthy flow, keeps you good to go! Saliva provides many benefits to teeth, which usually go unnoticed in a healthy mouth. However, the discomfort of chronic dry mouth (xerostomia) is impossible to ignore! If you experience this condition, contact our office today at (916) 683-3011. Saliva helps lubricate the teeth [...]

11 05, 2021

Know Your Teeth, Inside and Out!

By |2020-12-30T19:45:10-08:00May 11th, 2021|Patient Education|Comments Off on Know Your Teeth, Inside and Out!

Learn Your Tooth Anatomy, Shape, and Function Teeth differ in shape depending on their function & position in the mouth. On the inside, however, they all share the same basic anatomy. Parts of a Tooth Crown: the visible, chewing portion of the tooth. Root: the portion of the tooth hidden by the gums, it anchors [...]

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 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 [...]

8 12, 2020

Been Awhile Since Your Checkup?

By |2020-11-08T13:37:26-08:00December 8th, 2020|Patient Education|Comments Off on Been Awhile Since Your Checkup?

Alert Us to Changes Any changes in your health should be discussed with your dentist. Whether you're a new patient visiting us for the first time, or a returning patient and it's been a while since your last checkup, it's important to update us on any changes. Dental care is just one component of your [...]

3 11, 2020

Dental X-Rays: Get the Real Picture!

By |2020-08-01T12:53:10-07:00November 3rd, 2020|Patient Education|Comments Off on Dental X-Rays: Get the Real Picture!

Critical for Diagnosis & Treatment Planning X-Rays help pinpoint problems and avoid further complications. People are often concerned that they're receiving too much radiation from X-Rays, so it's important to understand why the benefits of X-Rays (taken at reasonable intervals) far outweigh the concerns! The purpose of X-Rays is to pinpoint problems and avoid further [...]

1 09, 2020

Be Careful with Toothpicks

By |2020-07-03T13:46:46-07:00September 1st, 2020|Patient Education|Comments Off on Be Careful with Toothpicks

Toothpicks Can Cause Dental Injury and More Toothpicks are quick and convenient when food debris is stuck between teeth, however, they're also a common cause of dental injury. Because they are so sharp, toothpicks can damage the gums and other soft tissue when used carelessly. They are somewhat ineffective, often pushing debris farther between teeth [...]

25 08, 2020

Time for a New Toothbrush?

By |2020-07-03T13:40:21-07:00August 25th, 2020|Patient Education|Comments Off on Time for a New Toothbrush?

If it's been a while since you replaced your toothbrush, it may be time to look for signs of aging. If it is badly worn or frayed, it may be doing more harm than good. If you are unsure about the state of your toothbrush, just bring it in at your next appointment and we [...]