Orthodontics

New Year, New Smile!

New Year, New Smile!

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...

DIY Dentistry

When DIY Dentistry Fails

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...

3D Printing

Developments in 3D Printed Dentures

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...

3D Printing for Dentistry

Will 3D Printers Work for Dentistry?

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...

Dental Bonding Trays

What are Dental Bonding Trays?

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...

If you routinely chew or bite your lip or oral tissues, you may cause a mucocele.

What is a Mucocele?

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...

A regular exam of the tongue is critical for maintaining oral health.

What is Tongue Thrust?

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...

The iTero scanner is a digital device that makes Invisalign treatment easier than ever.

Introducing the Latest iTero

The Sacramento Dentistry Group would like to announce our upgrade to the newest iTero intraoral scanner system. The iTero is typically used to take images of the teeth and jaws for our Invisalign patients. It is also works with other applications, like our new computerized...