orthodontics Tag

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...

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 Invisalign Teen aligner, provided by Align Technology to the Sacramento Dentistry Group.

Using Invisalign with Oral Appliance Therapy

Our website recently fielded a number of questions about how Invisalign can be used with oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea. What is the connection between these three things and how is any one of them affected by the others? In reality, Invisalign can be...

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...

Full Mouth Restoration X-Rays

Does Invisalign Cause Oral Cysts?

Our sister website for the Placerville Dental Group recently received a query about Invisalign orthodontics and oral cysts. Basically, the person was concerned about whether these clear plastic aligners cause oral cysts to form. Rest assured that the scientific literature makes no note of Invisalign...

A pair of grandchildren kiss their grandmother simultaneously -- a beneficial behavior that works best when your oral health is excellent.

Genetics and Oral Health

Are Genes Affecting Your Teeth? There are some oral health issues that are passed on genetically, so there’s a chance you have inherited more than your nose or eye color from your parents. Dental problems do run in families and some people have an increased risk...

Care for your mouth and your braces is essential for your dental health.

Tips for Braces

The Sacramento Dentistry Group believes that braces aren’t just for children and teenagers any more. It’s never too late to improve your oral health and get the extra confidence that comes from having a fabulous smile. If you are interested in orthodontic treatment, the dentists...

All types of mouth sores can be dealt with by our Sacramento dentists.

Dealing with Mouth Sores

Dental healthcare isn’t limited to your teeth! The dentists at the Sacramento Dentistry Group also assist patients when they get mouth sores or other dental irritations. Mouth sores, like canker sores, can be painful, but usually go away in a week or two. Why People Get...

Braces

Handling Braces Pain

You went for the braces and now they're installed! Our Sacramento dentists do everything possible to prepare you for what to expect, but experiencing the minor pain and discomfort that comes from a new set of braces can be discouraging. How long will the pain...