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Top 3 Drinks To Promote A Healthy Smile

0 14 February 2019

They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away.  But have you ever heard, “a soda (or coffee or fruit juice) a day leads to tooth decay”?  Most likely you haven’t because a majority of us enjoy a cup of coffee and choose the bliss of ignorance.  (While coffee alone isn’t terrible for teeth, the additions of sugar and syrups are very detrimental to tooth and gum health.)

2. Milk

Milk is great for your bones, right?  Well, your teeth also rely on the calcium in milk.  While teeth don’t grow back, they can experience enamel remineralization.  This is a fortification and limited rebuilding of tooth enamel. If dairy is a “no-go” based on your dietary needs and allergies then grab a glass of calcium-fortified soy milk. Keep in mind that milk, like cream, has natural sugars.  Babies and Toddlers who are left with a bottle of milk over a long period of time can get “bottle rot”.  This occurs because the sugar from the milk feeds the oral bacteria, which leads to tooth decay.

2. Green And Herbal Tea

Everyone knows black tea c

0 6 February 2019


What are some telltale signs of an honest and trustworthy dentist?

So why do you need to know how to choose an honest and trustworthy dentist? The reason is obvious. It is so that you can make an informed decision about making the best choices for your dental care. This process involves an honest discussion with your dental providers (Hygienists, Assistants, Doctors, and Admin). They should spend the time to educate you on findings, consequences of inaction, and the benefit of treatment during the examination. Photographs, X-Rays, and charting records should all be shared with you during the discovery process.  Then you and your dental team should come up with a plan together. Educational Videos and print outs also are very helpful in this co-diagnosis process.


Why you should not let your past experiences prevent you from visiting a dentist today?

This is important for you to know because dentistry has made major advances in even just the past decade. Dental vis

0 16 January 2019

Sleep Dentistry

Sierra Oaks Dental Sacramento California | Sacramento Dentist | Sedation Dentist | Sleep Dentist

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Having anxiety about going to the dentist is one of the top reasons Americans avoid dental care every year.  Astonishingly, few people are aware of the option of sedation dentistry, and how it’s changing the way people handle their fear of going to the dentist.  

What’s Sedation or Sleep Dentistry?

Often times Sedation Dentistry is referred to as Sleep Dentistry because of the feeling of drowsiness and limited awareness.  Sedation dentistry is the term for treating patients with medication prior to, and throughout, dental care and treatment.  Our doctors possess special medical licenses to provide this form of treatment.  The sedatives allow patients to tune out their sense while receiving dental care, so the common triggers of sensations, sounds, and smells go unnoticed.

Sierra Oaks Dental Group’s Sedation Options

At Sierra Oaks Dental Group we offer oral conscious sedation t

0 21 November 2018

What We’re Thankful For

Sierra Oaks Dental Sacramento California | Sacramento Dentist

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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 15 August 2018

Pay It Forward

Sierra Oaks Dental Sacramento California | Sacramento Dentist | General Dentistry & Restorative Care

Contact us Phone | (916) 846-9831 Map As the world gets bigger and bigger, our need for strong communities grows in conjunction.  Greater Sacramento is quickly growing in popularity for young professionals and families.  More people and growth can seem scary to a lot of  us who have called Sacramento home for years.  But the truth is that the economy is growing here, and the city is more desirable than ever.  Here at Sierra Oaks Dental Group, we take civil responsibility very seriously, and the community and its members are always the number one priority.  Conducting business locally is so rewarding for our practice because we get to participate in varying events and connect with people in the community on a regular basis. Thankfully there’s an amazing group of community-based organizations who foster effective contribution collections and organization.  Most recently we’ve had pleasure of working with Mission

0 14 August 2018

Patient Appreciation Luau – Sat. 9/8/2018

Sierra Oaks Dental Sacramento California | Sacramento Dentist

Contact us Phone | (916) 846-9831 Map Save the date! Saturday, Sept. 8th, form 1:00p – 4:00p we’ll be hosting a Patient Appreciation Luau at Swanston Community Center at 2350 Northrop Avenue, Sacramento.  There will be FREE food for our patients and their families and friends.  We’ll also have live music, games, a bounce house, and the Swanston Splash Park will be open.  We truly value all of our patients for entrusting us with their care and for referring their friends and families to our practice.  We know there are a lot of options for dental care in the Sacramento area, and it’s events like these where we get to show you who puts the Sacramento Community in Sacramento Community Dentistry. Those are the general details, but let’s talk specifics.  The FREE food will be provided by 808 Island Grill with a menu of BBQ Chicken, Kalua Pork (Hawaiian Smoke

0 31 July 2018

Tooth Fairy Ideas for Sacramento Parents

Sierra Oaks Dental Sacramento California | Sacramento Dentist

Contact us Phone | (916) 846-9831 Map THE EXCITEMENT OF LOSING a tooth and waiting for the Tooth Fairy to come is something every child looks forward to, but how can parents make sure the Tooth Fairy lives up to the hype? If you’ve been looking for ways to improve your Tooth Fairy game, we have some ideas for you!  

The Tooth Fairy’s Origins

The idea of a fairy who quietly swaps a child’s tooth for money or a small gift overnight isn’t a very old one, but there have been traditions associated with children losing their first tooth since the time of the Vikings, when the teeth were often buried to ensure a happy life for the child or considered good luck in battle. These days, many cultures have the Tooth Fairy or a Tooth Mouse, but exactly how the tradition operates varies from household to household.

A Few Fun Tooth Fairy Ideas

If you or your children are getting bored with the old dollar-under-the-pillow routine, it might be time to help your Tooth Fairy out. Try out one or more of these to really bring the magic back:

0 19 July 2018

Karlos Hernandez | Team Member

Sierra Oaks Dental Sacramento California | Sacramento Dentist

MEET KARLOS Say hello to our Featured Team Member this week, Karlos Hernandez-Perez.  Karlos is our Marketing Manager at Sierra Oaks Dental Group.  He moved to the Sacramento area from Reno in 2016, but still has family in Reno whom he visits with often.  Traveling and spending time with his family are his favorite activities outside of work.  If he could travel anywhere he’d love to see Bali or Barbados, but he frequents the western slope of the Sierra Mountains with his family and friends, which makes it a close second to the beaches of Bali. If he won the lottery then all his family would be set on his account, and if he was miraculously gifted a super power he’d be able to travel through time.  Cajun, sushi, and pizza are some of his favorite foods, but nothing compares to his mother’s Mexican food.  Karlos is waiting for her to start her own cooking TV show. One of his favorite parts of work is getting to know his coworkers and interacting with them.  His most rewarding take-away from working in the dental industry is hearing patients positive feedback and satisfaction with their provided care.  It’s always Karlos’ goal to see you smi

0 6 July 2018

Hai Bui | Team Member

Sierra Oaks Dental Sacramento California | Sacramento Dentist

Contact us Phone | (916) 846-9831 Map   This week’s featured Sierra Oaks Dental Group team member is Hai Bui.  She’s the latest addition to the Hygiene team here and when she’s not at work she enjoys hiking, biking, and golfing around the Sacramento Area!  Hai is originally from Vietnam and if she could visit anywhere in the world she’d go to Bali for a beach vacation, because who wouldn’t, right?  Her favorite part of working here is learning new dental care technologies, like the Vx VELscope and voice probe to name a few.  Patient education and engagement is her most valued aspect of working in the dental field, and it shows in her care.  And if she could have any super power it would be to time travel, which is obviously to go back in time to treat patients before they get periodontal disease and need more extensive dental work, well those weren’t her exact words, but one can only assume. She prefers tea over coffee, the beach over the mountains, and waking up early over sta

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