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Keeping Gum Disease at Bay Could Help Your Overall Health

It’s bad enough the diseases caused by poor dental hygiene or lack of dental heckups could be leaving your teeth and gums more at risk. But current scientific research seems to indicate those same dental diseases may also cause you problems in other...

Mar 29th, 2020
Margot Robbie Knows: A Great Smile Is Worth Protecting

On the big screen, Australian-born actress Margot Robbie may be best known for playing devil-may-care anti-heroes—like Suicide Squad member Harley Quinn and notorious figure skater Tonya Harding. But recently,...

Mar 9th, 2020
Which Cosmetic Dentistry Option Is Right for You?

You want to change the appearance of your smile, but how? At Dr. Jeff DiMariano's dental office in Sacramento, CA, you can explore cosmetic dentistry services that improve the shape, color and alignment of teeth and gums.

Mar 5th, 2020
A Loose Tooth is a Sign of Deeper Dental Trouble

A loose primary (“baby”) tooth is often a cause for celebration. A loose permanent tooth, however, is a cause for concern. A permanent tooth shouldn't even wiggle. If you have a loose tooth, it's likely you have a deeper dental problem.

Feb 18th, 2020
Take These Steps to Save a Knocked-Out Tooth

Even though teeth are resilient, they're not indestructible. An accidental collision involving the face could damage teeth, even knocking a tooth completely out of its socket.

Feb 8th, 2020
NHL Iron Man Keith Yandle Suffers Dental Trauma on Ice

Professional Hockey player Keith Yandle is the current NHL “iron man”—that is, he has earned the distinction of playing in the most consecutive games. On November 23, Yandle was in the first period of his 820th consecutive game...

Jan 29th, 2020
4 Ways You Can Improve Your Smile in the New Year

Although we begin our New Year's resolutions with high hopes, many of them fall by the wayside by the end of January. It simply takes tremendous willpower to lose weight or exercise more. So to improve your resolution success rate...

Jan 10th, 2020
4 Common Causes for Gum Recession

Your gums play an important role in dental function and health. Not only do they help anchor teeth in the jaw, the gums also protect tooth roots from disease. But you can lose that protective covering if your gums recede or shrink back from the teeth.

Dec 31st, 2019
How Shawn Mendes and Miley Cyrus Got Their Stellar Smiles

The 2019 Grammy Awards was a star-studded night packed with memorable performances. One standout came from the young Canadian singer Shawn Mendes, who sang a powerful duet of his hit song "In My Blood" with pop diva Miley Cyrus. But that duo's stellar...

Dec 20th, 2019
Dental Care During Pregnancy is Safe and Essential

When a woman learns she's pregnant, her first thought is often to do everything possible to protect the new life inside her. That may mean making lifestyle changes like avoiding alcohol or quitting smoking. Some women may also become concerned that...

Nov 30th, 2019
What Is a Dental Crown?

Crowns offer an excellent solution for a variety of dental issues. Multi-purpose dental crowns can improve your appearance, repair a broken tooth, replace a missing tooth or strengthen a fragile tooth. Your Sacramento, CA, family dentist...

Nov 17th, 2019
Why Alfonso Ribeiro Is Grateful for Root Canal Treatment

As the host of America's Funniest Home Videos on ABC TV, Alfonso Ribeiro has witnessed plenty of unintentional physical comedy…or, as he puts it in an interview with Dear Doctor–Dentistry & Oral Health magazine, "When people do stuff and you're like...

Nov 10th, 2019
Tooth Sensitivity Could Be a Sign of Deeper Problems

If you wince in pain while eating or drinking something hot or cold, you’re not alone: tooth sensitivity afflicts one in three Americans. To understand what’s possibly going on, let’s look first at tooth anatomy...

Oct 31st, 2019
Orthodontics: More Than Straightening a Crooked Smile

Braces are a common experience among teens and pre-teens. And although the treatment can be a major financial undertaking, more and more families pursue it to help their child attain a straighter, more attractive smile. But orthodontics isn’t...

Oct 21st, 2019
How Can Veneers Help Your Smile?

Veneers from your family dentist in Sacramento, CA, can give you an outstanding smile Are there things about your smile that you wish you could change? Have you stopped smiling because you are embarrassed by the veneerscondition of your teeth?...

Oct 16th, 2019
A Different Kind of "Chip Shot" for Pro Golfer Danielle Kang

While the sport of golf may not look too dangerous from the sidelines, players know it can sometimes lead to mishaps. There are accidents involving golf carts and clubs, painful muscle and back injuries, and even the threat of lightning strikes...

Oct 1st, 2019
The Digital Revolution Is Transforming Implant Therapy

Compared to other dental restorations—a few of which have been around for over a century—implants are a relatively recent development. But even though it's just now entering its fourth decade, recent advances have catapulted implant therapy well beyond...

Sep 21st, 2019
(Don't) Break It Like Beckham

During his former career as a professional footballer (that's a soccer star to U.S. sports fans) David Beckham was known for his skill at “bending” a soccer ball. His ability to make the ball curve in mid-flight — to avoid a defender or score a goal...

Aug 22nd, 2019
Smoking Could Increase Your Gum Disease Risk

Although periodontal (gum) disease starts with the gums, the teeth may ultimately suffer. An infection can damage the gum attachment and supporting bone to the point that an affected tooth could be lost. The main cause for gum disease is dental plaque...

Aug 12th, 2019
Make Sure Your Kids' Teeth Are Ready for School

With summer winding down, parents are turning their attention to their kids' upcoming school year. August is often a busy time for families rushing to buy school supplies and fresh sets of clothes and shoes. Although hectic, these last few weeks...

Aug 2nd, 2019
How Fillings Can Help Your Smile

Fillings can help your smile by restoring decay and yes, beautifying how your teeth look. How can this be? Aren't fillings made of silvery-Smilelooking metal? Some are, but most are tooth-colored, explain your family dentists in Sacramento, CA...

Jul 24th, 2019
Bobby Bones Dances His Way to Dental Damage

The long-running hit show Dancing with the Stars has had its share of memorable moments, including a wedding proposal, a wardrobe malfunction, and lots of sharp dance moves. But just recently, one DWTS contestant had the bad luck of taking an elbow...

Jul 13th, 2019
You can Get Relief from Facial Pain

Each year doctors treat about 150,000 new cases of severe facial pain. If you're one of those people, you don't have to suffer—there are ways to gain relief from these painful episodes. Those recurring episodes are known as trigeminal neuralgia (TN)...

Jul 3rd, 2019
3 Ways to Help Your Child Relax at the Dentist

Regular dental visits are an important part of teeth and gum health at any age, including young children. But the clinical nature of a dental office can be intimidating to children and create in them an anxiety that could carry over into adulthood and...

Jun 23rd, 2019
A Dental Exam Could Uncover an Eating Disorder

After your son or daughter's dental exam, you expect to hear about cavities, poor bites or other dental problems. But your dentist might suggest a different kind of problem you didn't expect—an eating disorder. It's not a fluke occurrence...

Jun 17th, 2019
To Detect Oral Cancer Early, See Your Dentist

This month marks the 20th annual observance of Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Last year, over 50,000 people in the US were diagnosed with oral cancer, and over 10,000 people died from the disease. The 5-year survival rate for oral cancer...

Jun 17th, 2019
Why You Should Floss Around the Implants Supporting Your Bridge

We've been using bridges to replace missing teeth for decades. Now, recently-developed implant-supported bridges are even more dependable, promising greater durability and less interference with remaining natural teeth. But just like other restorations...

Jun 17th, 2019
Dentures with Implants Could Help You Avoid Bone Loss

Even with modern prevention and treatment advances, losing teeth in later life is still a sad but common part of human experience. Just as generations have before, many today rely on dentures to regain their lost dental function and smile...

Jun 17th, 2019
See Your Dentist ASAP to Save Your Loose Tooth

A loose adult tooth isn't normal. It could be loose because it's been subjected to high biting forces like those that occur with a tooth grinding habit. Or, it could be the result of periodontal (gum) disease or some other infection that has weakened...

Jun 16th, 2019
You May Not Need a Narcotic to Manage Post-Dental Work Pain

There's no doubt treating dental problems can improve your health. But because the mouth is among the most sensitive areas of the body, many dental procedures can be potentially uncomfortable after treatment. We rely on pain medication to alleviate...

Jun 16th, 2019
Your Sinus Infection Might be a Sign of a Tooth Problem

Each year thousands of people develop sinus infections from various causes. But there's one cause for sinusitis that might surprise you—tooth decay. Tooth decay begins when the acid produced by oral bacteria erodes a tooth's enamel protection to create...

Jun 16th, 2019
2.6 Million Fans 'Like' Justin Bieber's Chipped Tooth

Is a chipped tooth big news? It is if you’re Justin Bieber. When the pop singer recently posted a picture from the dental office to his instagram account, it got over 2.6 million “likes.” The snapshot shows him reclining in the chair, making peace signs...

Jun 16th, 2019
Your Toothache is Telling you Something's Wrong in Your Mouth

A toothache might mean you have tooth decay—or maybe not. It could also be a sign of other problems that will take a dental exam to uncover. But we can get some initial clues about the underlying cause from how much it hurts, when and for how long it...

Feb 23rd, 2019
Legal or Not, Marijuana Poses a Health Risk to Your Gums

Proponents of legalized marijuana have won phenomenal gains over the last decade. Despite the federal government's continuing criminalization of the drug, several states including California, Colorado and Massachusetts, have voted to legalize...

Feb 13th, 2019
Baseball's Francisco Lindor Shines as "Mr. Smile"

At the first-ever Players Weekend in August 2017, Major League Baseball players wore jerseys with their nicknames on the back. One player — Cleveland Indians shortstop, Francisco Lindor — picked the perfect moniker to express his cheerful, fun-loving...

Feb 3rd, 2019
NBC Star Delivers a Message about the "Perfect" Smile

Sometimes it seems that appearances count for everything—especially in Hollywood. But just recently, Lonnie Chaviz, the 10-year-old actor who plays young Randall on the hit TV show This Is Us, delivered a powerful message about accepting differences...

Nov 15th, 2018
Be Vigilant with Dental Care While Wearing Braces

If you or a family member wears braces, you're used to visiting your orthodontist for adjustments and progress monitoring. But it's just as important that you continue regular visits with your family dentist, especially if you begin noticing...

Oct 27th, 2018
Singer Dua Lipa Sees the Wisdom in Postponing Tour Dates

When die-hard music fans hear that their favorite performer is canceling a gig, it’s a big disappointment—especially if the excuse seems less than earth-shaking. Recently, British pop sensation Dua Lipa needed to drop two dates from her world tour with...

Oct 7th, 2018
Replacing a Tooth or Saving it - Which Should you do?

Over a lifetime, teeth can endure temperatures ranging from freezing to near boiling, biting forces of as much as 150 pounds per square inch and a hostile environment teeming with bacteria. Yet they can still remain healthy for decades.

Sep 27th, 2018
Protect Your Teeth During Football Season

Autumn begins in the month of September, a season that promises cooler days and longer nights. But more significantly for sports fans, September marks the start of football season.

Sep 17th, 2018
Back to School Do's and Don'ts

Back-to-school season can be an exciting time for kids—and parents too! As summer starts giving way to fall, your to-do list begins to fill up: there are clothes to buy, supplies to gather, and get-togethers with friends both old and new.

Sep 7th, 2018
Learn What Dental Crowns Can Do For Your Smile

Figures posted by the American College of Prosthodontists state that dentists place over two million crowns each year, making it one of the top dental procedures in the nation. Crowns offer patients both restorative and cosmetic benefits.

Aug 28th, 2018
Improve Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry

Have you been contemplating how you can enhance and improve the appearance of your smile? If so, you may be wondering what type of cosmetic dentistry is the right one for you.

Jul 23rd, 2018
What You Can Do to Support Your Child's Dental Development

Your child’s teeth and gum development is truly a wonder. In just a little more than two decades they’ll gain and lose one set of teeth, while the subsequent permanent set will grow in coordination with other facial and oral structures.

Jun 19th, 2018
Charlize Theron Back in Action After Dental Surgery

When they’re introducing a new movie, actors often take a moment to pay tribute to the people who helped make it happen — like, you know, their dentists. At least that’s what Charlize Theron did at the premiere of her new spy thriller, Atomic Blonde.

Apr 30th, 2018
Could Invisalign Work for Me?

You've probably heard of Invisalign, the "invisible" braces system that has become extremely popular. However, you may not be totally invisalignsure how it works or what it can do for you.

Apr 29th, 2018
Getting Dental Implants Requires Minor Surgery

Dental implants are best known as restorations for single missing teeth. But there’s more to them than that—they can also be used to support and secure removable dentures or fixed bridges.

Apr 20th, 2018
3 Factors to Consider When Buying a Toothbrush

If there’s one essential tool for dental health, it’s the toothbrush. But though simple in basic design, manufacturers have nonetheless created a dizzying array of choices that often muddy the decision waters for consumers.

Apr 10th, 2018
Are Lasers for Gum Disease Treatment in Our Future?

One of the most important revolutions in healthcare in recent decades is the increasing use of lasers. Now, laser technology is making a showing in dental care for the treatment of periodontal (gum) disease.

Mar 3rd, 2018
One Dentist for Your Whole Family

There are significant benefits to creating and maintaining a relationship with one dentist for everyone in your family. Your best bet is to family dentistchoose a dentist who offers a comprehensive set of treatments, ranging from general dentistry to...

Feb 28th, 2018
Why Big Bang Theory Actress Mayim Bialik Couldn't Have Braces

Mayim Bialik has spent a good part of her life in front of TV cameras: first as the child star of the hit comedy series Blossom, and more recently as Sheldon Cooper’s love interest — a nerdy neuroscientist — on The Big Bang Theory...

Jan 17th, 2018
What Is Preventive Care?

Many of the dental problems that patients experience each year could be avoided if they take simple steps to prevent them. Early preventative dentistryintervention is the key to keeping your smile healthy, strong, and free of dental disease.

Dec 20th, 2017
Holiday Tips for Healthier Teeth

As the old song says, “’Tis the season to be jolly.” And for many of us, the year-end holidays offer a perfect opportunity to break out of our daily routine and get together with co-workers, friends and family.

Dec 18th, 2017
FAQ: Interceptive Orthodontics for Children

Have you heard about interceptive orthodontics? This type of early intervention could benefit perhaps 10â??20% of children who need orthodontic treatment, making a positive impact on tooth and jaw development, facial symmetry, and overall self esteem.

Nov 10th, 2017
New Season, New Toothbrush

October brings fall leaves, pumpkins — and National Dental Hygiene Month. As you change your summer clothes for a fall wardrobe, it may also be time to change your toothbrush for a new one. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends replacing your...

Oct 11th, 2017
In Today's NFL, Oral Hygiene Takes Center Stage

Everyone knows that in the game of football, quarterbacks are looked up to as team leaders. That's why we're so pleased to see some NFL QB's setting great examples of… wait for it… excellent oral hygiene.

Sep 25th, 2017
Why You Shouldn't Worry About the Mercury in Your Silver Fillings

Over the last century and a half millions of people have had a tooth cavity filled with “silver” amalgam. Perhaps you’re one of them. The use of this effective and durable filling has declined in recent years, but only because of the development...

Sep 11th, 2017