orthodontics Tag

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...