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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Dental Implants Look, Feel, and Function Like Natural Teeth

Losing a tooth or several teeth can feel scary, but it's great to know that your teeth can be replaced in a way that looks, feels and functions naturally.

There are several options for replacing missing teeth including fixed bridges, partial dentures, and full dentures.

Dental implants are one of the newer and best choices available. They have been around long enough now to have a proven history of success and offer many benefits that other options do not.

Implants are man made roots for teeth that can be placed directly into your jaw. They fuse with the existing bone and in almost all cases are considered permanent. Implants can be used to replace anywhere from one to a full mouth of lost teeth.

We know you will love them because:

  • You will be able to eat and smile with confidence, knowing your new teeth are secure
  • They don't need to be replaced like bridges, which last about 7 to 10 years
  • They look and feel like natural teeth and never have to go in a jar at night like dentures
  • The teeth next to your lost teeth will be stabilized and supported
  • They don't get cavities 
  • Your face shape will be supported, preventing it from looking sunk in and older
  • They are so natural you may even forget you have them
We have been providing dental implants for the Rocklin area for years. Our long term experience along with our use of top quality materials make us the obvious choice for your tooth replacement needs. 

If you would like to learn more or find out if dental implants are the best option for you, call (916) 624-3119 for a consultation. 

We would love to support you in creating the healthy, happy smile you deserve. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Cosmetic Dentistry: Smile Makeovers Are Not Just About Teeth

Have you been hiding your smile?  If so, you have been missing out on more than you think.  Cosmetic dentistry can be a life changing experience.  The confidence you feel in your new smile will allow you to share it more with the world.  And, the more you smile, the more you will:
  • Look younger and feel attractive
  • Lower your blood pressure
  • Release feel-good brain chemicals
  • Be approachable and attract people into your life
  • Boost your immune system
  • Make others feel better when they receive your smile
  • Receive smiles in return
  • Increase your self-esteem and self-confidence
And, just imagine all of the things that are possible when you feel that confidence…..

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

4 Big Benefits of Cerec and Other One Visit Dental Crowns

Cerec and other one visit dental crowns are designed and manufactured by computers using CAD/CAM technology. They are made in our dental office during your appointment and cemented the very same day.

The process is easy and comfortable. It goes like this:

1.We prepare and shape your tooth for the new crown.
2. We scan your teeth with a special wand that creates a 3 dimensional image of the tooth being repaired.
3. We feed that image into a machine that creates your new porcelain crown or filling within minutes, right there in the office.
4.The last step is having your new crown cemented onto your tooth. You get to leave with your tooth repaired in just one day.

We have been providing Cerec and similar crowns for years and love the quality and convenience they provide.

Our patients love them too. Here is why:

Fewer trips and less time in the dental chair. Instead of requiring two visits, one to prepare the tooth for your crown and the other to cement it after it has been made at the lab, your new crown is completed in just one visit.

No messy and uncomfortable impressions. Our patients love not having to have trays of gooey stuff put in their mouths after each crown preparation. They find the 3D wand is easy and comfortable.

No temporary crowns. Dental labs would take about 2 weeks to make a crown and during that time patients would have a temporary crown in place. While we developed a reputation for making high quality temporary crowns that last, the materials were not perfect and could sometimes fail. With same day crowns, no temporary crowns are needed.

The fillings and crowns are metal free. This can result in a more natural looking appearance and is often preferred by holistic medical doctors..

Dentists who offer same day crowns have specialized training in how to achieve the best results. In our office we are committed to continuing our education in all areas of dentistry, including Cerec and other one visit dental crowns.

Same day crowns look good, feel good, and last a long time.

If you live in the Rocklin area and would appreciate the comfort and convenience of crowns that are made in just one visit, please give us a call at: (916) 624-3119

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Whiten Your Teeth & Help Children In Need with Smiles for Life - March through June

We are proud to continue our annual tradition of helping children who are seriously ill, under-privileged, or disabled, through the Smiles for Life campaign. We hope you feel inspired to take part in this wonderful opportunity, too.

It is truly a Win – Win – Win.  Here is how:

Win #1: You get to have your teeth whitened for a reduced fee that is also tax deductible.  

Win #2: Children in our community receive ½ of the amount you spend and the other ½ goes to children in need nationally and internationally.

Win #3: We get to enjoy how wonderful it feels to make a difference together.

Charities supported by Smiles for Life include: St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, City of Hope, Operation Smile, Boys and Girls Clubs, Big Brothers and Sisters, Ronald McDonald House, Special Olympics, YMCA, and many more.

So, pick up the phone and give us a call.  We can’t wait to see you.  (916) 624-3119

Don’t forget to tell your friends!  If they are not in the Rocklin area they can find a participating dentist on the Smiles for Life Foundation website.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

How to Motivate Your Children to Take Care of Their Teeth

No one wants their children to grow up experiencing the financial, emotional, and physical strain that neglected teeth can bring. Instilling healthy habits while they are young can ensure a lifetime of good oral health, but kids are kids and don't always understand how important these habits are. Motivating them is not always easy.

Brushing and Flossing

One of the best ways to ensure your kids brush and floss well is to make oral health care a family event. When you and your children brush and floss together you are modeling what being healthy looks like. They will be less likely to consider the idea of not joining in as it will just seem a natural part of family life.

Let them choose their own colorful and fun brushes and floss. You may want to consider tooth brushing timers or 2 minute songs to help them stay brushing as long as they should

Let their favorite cartoon characters or the Tooth Fairy become part of their brushing motivation. Their special friends can leave positive notes and gifts around the house that keep your children engaged. Reward systems like gold stars or something to look forward to still work wonders as well.

Going to the Dentist

Your child's first visit to the dentist should be a positive experience. In our office, we always treat them special and explain what we are doing carefully. You can also prepare them with fun related books, coloring books, or this video about Dudley the Dinosaur's first visit to the dentist.

When your children experience regular check ups and teeth cleanings as a normal part of life they are less likely to be afraid and more likely to look forward to their dental visits. This creates a foundation for a lifetime of taking care of their teeth.

Getting your children to brush, floss, and go to the dentist does not have to be a challenge when you establish these healthy patterns at an early age.

Choosing a dental office that your child will feel good in is also important. In our office, most of us have children of our own, making taking care of yours an easy and natural thing to do.

To schedule an appoint call (916) 624-3119 Rocklin CA

Sunday, January 1, 2017

8 Reasons We Love Invisalign and Know You Will Too

When it comes to straightening teeth, it’s nice to know you have choices. Gone are the days when your only option was metal braces, often called railroad tracks and fodder for ridicule by bullies.  

Invisalign teeth straightening aligners not only allow you and your family members to feel good about your smile as your teeth move, but can be healthier for your teeth as well.

We love offering Invisalign to our patients because:

1. The trays are virtually invisible and allow you to live normally while your teeth are moving. You can enjoy special events, date, smile with confidence, and move your career forward without braces being the first thing people notice about you.

2. You get the same great results as you would with braces. The Invisalign process is proven to move teeth safely into the position where they are meant to be. You can be confident that you will be happy with your new Invisalign smile.

3. Treatment takes fewer office visits and is often completed faster. With Invisalign you will miss less of your work or personal life due to dental appointments. And, there are no brackets to come off  causing urgent visits to the dentist.

4. The trays are smooth and comfortable. People who have worn braces will tell you that they can be painful as your mouth adjusts to the metal. Invisalign aligners feel comfortable from the beginning and eliminate these concerns.

5. You will likely have fewer post orthodontic cavities, tooth discolorations, or risks of gum disease. Because food is not getting trapped against your teeth and you can still clean your teeth normally, there is less likely to be damage to your enamel or gums. This can also save you money when you don’t have to pay for additional treatment to correct these issues.

6. You can eat whatever you want. No more restrictions on what foods or drinks you can enjoy. And, no more embarrassing moments due to food catching on metal braces while you are eating in public.

7. You can take out the trays when you want. While you will still need to wear them almost all of the time, they can come out for special occasions, dining out, or cleaning.

8. You can clean your teeth easily and thoroughly without braces in the way. Brushing and flossing are a breeze when you are able to remove your trays for cleaning. And, being able to keep your teeth clean will help keep them fresh, healthy, and happy.

You can see why we love Invisalign and are confident you will too. It’s the best we have to offer and we know it will give you the results you want, without the challenges associated with braces.

Our office has a long history of happy Invisalign patients, from teens to older adults. If someone in your family is considering straightening their teeth, we would love to help. You can call this number to set up a consultation. (916) 624-3119 Rocklin, CA

Thursday, December 1, 2016

How We Help You Fight Gum Disease & Maintain Your Oral Health

The consequences of gum disease can be pretty grim. Tooth loss, bacteria in your blood stream that can damage your health, and a smile you want to hide. But, a diagnosis of gum disease does not mean you have to give up.

While gum disease (also called periodontal disease or periodontitis) is not curable it can be maintained, helping you keep your teeth, health, and smile.

Treatment for gum disease varies per situation, but may include:

Getting rid of the bacteria in your mouth that have gotten out of control. This may include deep cleanings by a dentist or dental hygienist, medications, and special recommendations for how you clean your teeth at home.

Issues related to the damage already done to your teeth and gums may need to be repaired. These can include replacing lost teeth or stabilizing the ones you still have.

Treatment may be recommended to correct areas that make it difficult for you to clean your teeth thoroughly. Gum surgery or repairing areas that trap food and breed bacteria are often part of this plan.

Helping you take care of your teeth at home.
You may need special mouthwashes or tools to keep your mouth healthy. Without thorough daily home care the disease will become active again.

Regular visits with your dentist and dental hygienist at recommended intervals. Without careful follow up the bacteria will return resulting in your having to start over with the process, possibly with even more damage to your teeth and gums. This is one of the hardest things for us to witness. Occasionally, patients will invest in taking care of their teeth and health and then start missing or postponing visits with the hygienist. We hate to see them slip away and waste the investment they made in their health. Professional cleanings reach areas that you can't where bacteria love to hide and breed and are critical to the success of any periodontal care plan.

Treating periodontal disease is not always complicated or expensive, especially when caught early and maintained well. It may be as simple as having your teeth cleaned more frequently.

But, gum disease is a serious issue. It is an active infection in your mouth that destroys teeth and gets into your blood stream. When you follow your dentist's recommendations you can preserve your dental health and protect your physical health, as well.

If you are concerned about gum disease and live in the Rocklin, CA area, we would love to help. Call to schedule an appointment soon. We promise to be very gentle and take excellent care of you.

(916) 624-3119 Rocklin CA