Change your smile, Change your life with Veneers

Veneers, and even teeth whitening, used to be a thing that only movie stars could afford. Even then it didn’t seem to be such a big deal. Check out any 80s movie and you will see snaggle teeth and yellow teeth (smoking was just.so.cool) all over the place. But today? Their teeth look amazing!

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David Bowie…. cosmetic dentistry? I think so! Source: listal.com

Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way and is now more affordable than ever. There are tons of information websites out there regarding veneers, whitening, lumineers, and braces. A dentist will be the best person to develop your treatment plan.

dental-veneers_sacramento-cosmetic-dentistOnce patient’s do the upper arch they cannot wait to begin the lower arch. This recent case Dr. Hoang Truong performed is beautifully done and the patient is ecstatic.

Our Sacramento Cosmetic Dentist will tailor a treatment plan just for you. Call us at (916) 649-0249 or visit www.GatewayOaksDental.com.

Countdown to Football….. and Players of Toothless Past

At the time of writing this the American public is waiting 42 days, 5 hours, and 30 minutes until the start of the 2014 NFL Football season. As our area San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders embark on another year of big hits and Hail Mary’s, we reminisce over Players of Toothless Past.

According to whatclinic.com every year of play an athlete has a 10% chance of a dental injury. The rise in use of mouthguards and better helmets has significantly reduced dental injuries in the football world.

 

Missing-teeth_implants-for-sports-related-injuryJack Lambert. Hailed as “the premier linebacker of his era” back in the 1950s, Lambert was the starting middle linebacker for four Super Bowl-winning teams. He boasts an 11-year career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Lambert’s four upper front teeth were missing as a result of a sports-related injury in high school. Lambert was remembered “partially” because he didn’t wear his partial during games. His toothless grimace became an iconic image in football.
Source: Tony Tomsic/Contributor/NFL/Getty Images

 

missing-teeth-due-to-sports-related-injuryBob St. Clair. Displaying unbelievable toughness, this 49ers Half of Famer was a part of the “Million Dollar Backfield” in the 1950s and played with the team for 11 years. He was infamous for being a trickster, using mind games to block kicks and punts, St. Clair blocked a kick with his face and lost five teeth as a result. “I went over to the sideline and they shoved cotton in my mouth and until it got so bad I had to take Novocain in my mouth, but I kept playing,” said St. Clair.
Source: 49ers.com

 

missing-teeth_dental implantsLarry Wilson. As a free safety for the St. Louis Cardinals, Wilson was great at defending passes in the 1960s. Wilson was so great at blitzing he kept many passes from ever happening. It is said that he had lost most of his teeth at one point and that the organization feared he wouldn’t make big hits anymore. However, Wilson continued and in 1978 was inducted into the Hall of Fame as “the toughest player in the game.”
Source: http://www.footballcardgallery.com

 

Missing teeth due to sportsVince Lombardi. While at Fordham University Lombardi was the right guard on the football team’s offensive front line nicknamed the “Seven Blocks of Granite.” In 1936 during a game against Pitt Lombardi suffered a severe cut inside his teeth when he had several teeth knocked out. He was taken out of the game until he was called in for a defensive play that sustained the 0-0 tie. He went on to become arguably one of the greatest coaches of all time.
Source: http://www.cbssports.com

 

With the popularity of dental implants these guys and others like them are likely not going without teeth for long.

 

Interested in dental implants? You can read our other related blogs here: https://bestsacramentodentist.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/dental-implants-chew-with-confidence/

Dentist in Sacramento Office Manager

Kristen is an avid writer and sports fan. She is the Office Manager at Gateway Oaks Family Dentistry is Sacramento, California.

Did you know these 3 Myths about Gum Disease?

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Our younger audience will definitely get this. It’s so “Fetch.”

Not everyone understands the power of flossing, but Mean Girl Rachel McAdams does. Not flossing leads to bad breath, cavities, expensive treatment, and -dentists’ #1 arch nemesis – GUM DISEASE. There are THREE huge myths about gum disease. Don’t believe ’em for one second!

Myth #1: I can’t do anything about my gum disease.

Floss & toothbrushes are incredibly inexpensive when compared to the rising costs of health care. A visit to the dental hygienist won’t cost you more than a hundred dollars or so – a number that PALES in comparison to the cost of diabetes prescriptions. It seems easy enough to take care of yet so many people don’t. The reason? Keep reading.

Myth #2: You know if you have gum disease.

Nope. Nada. Never happenin’. It’s referred to as “the silent killer” because most people do not recognize the symptoms of bleeding gums or bad breath that really indicate a problem in the mouth. And like most people, life gets in the way and we just simply don’t go to the dentist. If it doesn’t hurt, people don’t have the need to address it. SilentlyDr. Oz and Gum Disease, it will eat away your bone and create infections in the mouth and you won’t even know it.

Myth #3: Gum Disease problems don’t affect the rest of my body.

Gum disease, or the clinical name “periodontal disease” is soooo bad that it has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. Don’t believe us? Ask Dr. Oz, arguably one of the most recognizable doctors today.

Bottom line: Make sure you are seeing your dentist every six months. If you have been diagnosed with gum disease you should be going every three months. I know, I know, I know, insurance doesn’t cover additional cleanings each year. But you must ask yourself if the cost of losing your teeth and developing further health issues is worth the extra hundred dollars you will spend on teeth cleanings each year. Pretty sure you’ll say no. Now, go call the dentist!

Interested in reading more about gum disease? Check out another article: Gum Disease, Deep Cleaning Explained.


 

Dentist in Sacramento Office Manager

Kristen is the office manager of Gateway Oaks Family Dentistry. Her extensive training in the dental field has joined her love of writing. Kristen enjoys educating the public about dental topics. She graduated from the University of Kansas. Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

 

 

 

 

 

Dental Implants…Chew with Confidence

Dental implants aren’t exactly a new technology but it has taken several decades for them to become a popular form of tooth replacement. In the past, a dental bridge was the best a dentist could do for you. At the very least you could do a stay-plate or flipper that would at least give the appearance of a tooth. These options while not to bad have become the “old” way to do things. Implants are the way of the future.

So, who cares if you are missing a tooth? I can’t tell you how many times I hear, “It doesn’t hurt me,” “It doesn’t bother me,” “My mom is missing a couple teeth and she’s alright,” … I mean these comments are mentioned daily in our office.

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Single tooth dental implants.

What’s the BIG DEAL?

An untreated missing tooth will cause further complications and additional tooth loss. Why? The jaw bone needs stimulation from chewing to grow. A missing tooth means no more growing bone. Bone that doesn’t grow doesn’t just not grow, it actually disappears! The jawbone will deteriorate surrounding that tooth causing the surrounding teeth to shift and fill in the gap left by the missing tooth. Over time, the teeth next to the missing tooth will be lost. This will create changes in the way you eat and the way you look.

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When a tooth is missing, the adjacent teeth with shift. Shifting teeth cause pain, gum disease, and more tooth loss.

The longer you put off replacing a missing tooth, the less options that you have. Keep in mind, when given the option to “save” a tooth for $2-$3,000, many people would rather pull a tooth out for $200. In the long run, replacing that missing tooth will lead to a lot of pain, un-comfortability, and more tooth loss.

 

Contact this Sacramento Implant Dentist for a complimentary consultation or call (916) 649-0249.

 

 

Advanced Technologies in the 21st Century Dental Practice

Dr. Larrondo’s office in Hemet, CA talks about state-of-the-art dental technologies that are gaining interest from dentists. Helping patients understand that dentistry has made lots of advances is important to us. Things like intra-oral cameras help patients see the problem and other services like lasers and sedation allow the patient to be comfortable during their visits. Nice to see another dentist is offering free consultations, too. See our other post about digital x-rays and why they are saving you tons of radiation:

https://bestsacramentodentist.wordpress.com/2013/11/11/how-much-radiation-do-you-get-from-x-rays-do-i-need-them/

Dr. Jorge E. Larrondo

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We offer a dynamic combination of advanced technologies in one convenient location. Many practices would refer you to several offices to accomplish the same care. The best that dentistry has to offer combined with personal service and down to earth discussion of your care will make your experience with Dr. Jorge E. Larrondo unique from other practices. Listed below are some of the advanced technologies we offer our patients.

Surgical Telescope–saves time and aids in diagnosis

The surgical telescope makes esthetic enhancement better because I get an up-close view of the artistry I’m creating. It increases surgical comfort because it enhances accuracy, reducing the time I need to per form each procedure. It also helps with gum disease prevention techniques.

Intra-oral Camera–lets you see and understand what’s going on

This is not only a diagnostic tool for me, but an educational supplement for you. This camera looks like an oversized…

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SEDA Dental Launches TV Ad Campaign To Educate Consumers About Comon Dental Concerns

People who have teeth live longer than those who don’t!

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SEDA Dental Launches TV Ad Campaign To Educate Consumers About Comon Dental Concerns

SEDA Dental, South Florida’s premiere dental experts, has launched a new television ad campaign that will focus on facts about common dentistry issues and solutions to dental problems. These commercials continue to show SEDA Dentals dedication to the public by helping their patients fight gum disease, tooth decay and enhance their everyday health. SEDA Dental does not let a patient’s fear or anxiety get in the way.

The doctors and staff at SEDA Dental have been trained at the best dental schools in the United States using the latest techniques and equipment to address our patients dental needs. Dental treatment procedures we offer include:

  • Dental cleaning
  • Tooth extraction
  • Dental implants
  • Bone grafting
  • Denture repair
  • Emergency dentistry

To learn more about the cosmetic and restorative dental treatments we can offer please visit http://www.floridateeth.com or call your local office.

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Close those pesky gaps between your teeth with FastBraces

Close those pesky gaps between your teeth with FastBraces

The gap between the two front teeth is one that gets a lot of complaints because it’s the first thing you see. It also can take for-ev-er to get closed, if it ever closes at all! FastBraces really is fast. … Continue reading