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4 Tips For Oral Health Spring Cleaning

0 19 March 2019

4 Tips For Oral Health Spring Cleaning

Sierra Oaks Dental Group | Sacramento California | Sacramento Dentist

Contact us Phone | (916) 846-9828 Map

Spring is almost here in Sacramento.  With the nice weather comes the urge to purge all the mess and clutter from our livelihoods, and we’re no exception at Sierra Oaks Dental Group.  Below you’ll find some healthy tips for spring cleaning with your oral health in mind.  


Refresh Your Home Health

Our bathrooms can become spring-break paradises for bacteria.  From the steam of hot water to the use of the toilet, it’s more than ideal for a bacterial paradise.

1. Get A New Brush

So let’s start with the facts!  The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends replacing your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months.  The reason for this is because bacteria can grow quickly on your toothbrush when it’s left in your ba

0 15 March 2019

SMILE SCANNING TECHNOLOGY

Sierra Oaks Dental Group | Sacramento California | Sacramento Dentist | Invisalign®

Contact us Phone | (916) 846-9828 Map


How would you like to see an image of what your haircut will look like when you first sit down at the salon or barber?  Would you like to see what you’d look like at the end of the diet before you even start it? Unfortunately, technology hasn’t brought those two to reality yet, but you can see what your very own smile would look like at the end of Invisalign® with the iTero Scanner at Sierra Oaks Dental Group.  Look into the future with this technology as it brings your dream smile closer to reality.

iTero 3D SCANNER

Previously, dentists and orthodontists had to use a goopy material, alginate, to take impressions of patients’ teeth for Invisalign®.  The iTero machine is discontinuing this process by taking a 3D scan of patients’ smiles in the office.  When the dentist or assistant administers this scan t

0 21 November 2018

What We’re Thankful For

Sierra Oaks Dental Sacramento California | Sacramento Dentist

Contact us Phone | (916) 846-9831 Map

Thanksgiving is a time of appreciating and reflecting on all the things we hold dear in our lives as well as the smaller things that we often don’t acknowledge.  We’ve taken some time to ask our team members what they feel grateful for during this Thanksgiving season.


What We’re Most Thankful For

 

Ally Tanrioger, Treatment Coordinator  

“I’m thankful for my dog, Luna, heating (and air conditioning in the summer), and the less expensive gas station across the street.”

Jack Meotti, Marketing Coordinator

“I’m thankful for my family on the east coast and the technology we have today that allows me to see all their faces around the holidays.  Also, I’m thankful for my dog, Tito, who’s my role model for relentless and unfiltered appreciation.”

Eli Cooper, R.D.A.

“I’m thankful for non-stop, all around support I h

0 5 July 2018

Supernumerary Teeth

Sierra Oaks Dental Sacramento California | Sacramento Dentist

Contact us Phone | (916) 846-9831 Map MOST PEOPLE WILL develop a total of twenty baby teeth that are replaced by a total of thirty-two adult teeth. Occasionally those teeth don’t all appear, which is considered hypodontia. In even rarer cases, all the normal teeth will be present, plus at least one extra! These extra teeth are supernumerary teeth, and the condition is called hyperdontia.  

How Do Extra Teeth Come to Be?

There are two main competing theories about what causes supernumerary teeth. One possibility is that an individual tooth bud might divide abnormally and result in two teeth instead of one. Another is that extra teeth could result from hyperactivity in the dental lamina (the tissue in our jaws that forms tooth buds). Heredity might also play a role. Supernumerary teeth can come in different forms. They might be conical (peg-shaped), tuberculate (with multiple cusps), supplemental (duplicates of normal teeth), or odontoma (a mass of dental tissue that doesn’t quite form a tooth).

Who’s Most Likely To Have Them

0 30 May 2018

What Makes Our Smile Unique

Sierra Oaks Dental Sacramento California | Sacramento Dentist

Contact us Phone | (916) 846-9831 Map EVERY PERSON IS BORN with their own unique smile. Some smile with all of their teeth, some only show the top row, and some don’t show their teeth at all, and a smile can come in all shapes and sizes and still be genuine. We can also end up with smiles that look a lot like our family members’ smiles even if we have very different faces. How does this happen? What gives our smiles their shapes and makes them shine?  

The Structure Of A Smile

Part of the way we smile is of course based on our personalities. Some people laugh easily, while others maintain an unbreakable poker face. Some people’s smiles light up their whole faces, spreading from ear to ear and changing the shape of their eyes. Others are less dramatic, even if their smiles are sincere. Another component is our genes. We inherit facial features and even the some of the shapes of our facial muscles (which control our expressions) from our parents. We also all have unique teeth, which is why people can be identified by their dental r

0 18 April 2018

Dental Fillings | Five Types

Sierra Oaks Dental Sacramento California | Sacramento Dentist

IT’S NEVER A GREAT feeling when the dentist tells you that you have a cavity, especially when you’ve been diligently brushing and flossing to keep your teeth healthy. The next step after a cavity is discovered is typically a dental filling. Fillings come in several different materials that have their own advantages and disadvantages, so let’s take a look!  

1. The Classic: Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam fillings are what you might think of as “silver” dental fillings, though they’re actually composed of a mixture of tin, copper, silver, and mercury. They have been used for over 150 years! The reason dentists have been using them for so long is that they are strong and long-lasting, and they are also the least expensive option. However, they’re very noticeable and tend to darken over time, so if you want something that blends in, amalgam fillings probably aren’t the ones you want.

2. Low Profile: Composite Fillings

Composite dental fillings are made of acrylic resin and powdered glass. Unlike amalgam fillings, they can be colored to match your teeth, which is part

0 7 March 2018

Eating Disorder Impact On Oral Health

Sierra Oaks Dental Sacramento California

THE FOOD WE EAT provides our bodies with the building blocks to maintain healthy cells, tissues, and organs and the energy to work, learn, and do the activities we love. It is crucial that we eat enough food (and preferably the right kinds) in order to keep everything working properly, which is why eating disorders are such a serious threat. Malnutrition And Overall Health Eating disorders are a group of psychological disorders that can have a devastating impact on the mental, physical, and emotional health of those who suffer from them. No system in the body is spared, and that includes oral health. That’s why we want to educate our patients on the dangers of eating disorders and encourage anyone suffering from one to seek help returning to healthy eating habits. Anorexia: Starving The Oral Tissues Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by extremely restricted food intake, and may also involve purging and compulsive exercising. The main risk to oral health with anorexia is malnutrition. Insufficient nutrients can result in osteoporosis, which weakens the jaw bones, leading to tooth loss. The gums may also bleed easily, and the salivary glands may swell up and produce insufficient s

0 13 February 2018

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0 29 August 2017

Nail Biting And Oral Health | Sierra Oaks Dental Group | Sacramento Dentist WE CALL SUSPENSEFUL BOOKS “nail-biters,” but the habit of nail biting itself has less exciting connotations. The most obvious consequence is torn, uneven nails, and in particularly severe cases, nails that become dramatically shortened and deformed over time. This alone would be enough of a reason to discourage the habit, but far more insidious are the effects of nail biting on teeth and oral health.

Consequences For Teeth And Gums

Teeth should never be used as tools, and that includes using them as nail clippers. Over time, nail biting, or oncyophagia, can lead to a variety of complications.

Malocclusion and gaps

Grinding the front teeth together in order to bite through nails can gradually cause them to shift, creating a bad bite—malocclusion—or a gap between the top teeth.

Wearing, chipping, and cracking

At the same time that teeth are shifting into less than ideal positions, they could also be getting chipped or cracked, and they are certainly being worn down.

Root resorption

The pressure chewing nails places on the teeth can actually cause the jaw bone to begin re-absorbing the roots of those teeth, weakening them and increasing the risk of tooth loss. Having braces makes the risk of root resorp

0 28 August 2017

Sierra Oaks Dental Group is looking to hire an Amazing Dental Assistant.

Are you a Dental Assistant that is looking for an amazing Dental Practice that doesn’t treat you like just an employee and more like family?… If you’re thinking “YES!”, then we are the right office for you! Please send in your resume for an opportunity to get interviewed. 

OUR PURPOSE


“PROVIDING CLIENTS WITH EXTRAORDINARY DENTAL EXPERIENCES & UNWAVERING CARE.”


OUR VALUES


HONESTY & INTEGRITY.

HARD WORK & CONTINUOUS SELF IMPROVEMENT.

UNEQUIVOCAL EXCELLENCE IN ALL ASPECTS OF THE COMPANY.

CONSISTENTLY OVER DELIVERING SERVICE TO OUR CLIENTS.

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