Orthodontics

Hypodontia is a surprisingly common disorder of the teeth. Hypodontia involves the absence of one or more primary or permanent teeth. This problem is present from birth, thus it is also called CMT (Congenitally Missing Teeth). The number of teeth missing determines the severity of...

Bacteria are everywhere in the human mouth. So when you put an aligner made by Invisalign, or a plastic retainer, a sleep apnea appliance, or a mouthguard on your teeth, bacteria quickly colonize the fine crevices molded into the plastic parts. Although regular cleaning knocks...

Do They Affect Your Facial Appearance? Or Is It Just About Your Smile? A common misconception about orthodontics is that they are just about straightening your teeth. In truth, when your jaws and arches are properly formed, it does more than improve your smile and your bite....

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? Eating better, exercising more, less time watching TV, more time reading dental blogs?Or have you tired of those same old New Year’s lists, and you decided this year to throw that list out the window — making the...

So you see an ad for mail order clear aligners that mimic the procedures used by Invisalign. Or you want to protect your teeth from bruxism and you decide to buy a nightguard from the drug store instead of ordering one from the Sacramento Dentistry...

In a prior article, the Sacramento Dentistry Group focused on the current uses for 3D printing in dentistry. The common applications at this time are for short-term appliances that are only used for a few weeks, or for soft, protective devices such as nightguards and...

The Sacramento Dentistry Group pays close attention to new dental technologies and adapts them to our practice whenever it seems practical and beneficial for our patients. For example, our dentists regularly use a desktop milling machine to produce our own crowns. A milling machine takes...

When one of our Sacramento orthodontic patients gets braces, you may wonder how we attach the little brackets that hold the treatment wires in place. Each one needs to be properly positioned in relation to the others for the procedure to work correctly. How do...

A mucocele is a common form of benign oral lesion or pseudocyst that forms in the mouth. The cause is usually due to some form of trauma to a salivary gland, blocking saliva and mucous from exiting the gland. As the tissues expand and fill...

And How Do You Treat It? Ideally, the tongue “at rest” is not really resting. The optimum position of the tongue is high in the mouth, with the tip resting behind the upper teeth, not against them. Even with swallowing, this position is maintained.In children and...

Has your regular dentist referred you to an oral surgeon, or mentioned that an oral surgeon would be called in for an upcoming procedure? Are you picturing an elaborate hospital operating room set up, something like the medical dramas on TV? Rest assured, it’s highly...