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Is Sedation Dentistry Safe? Oct 1st, 2021

The fear of going to the dentist isn’t new or unique. It’s understandable why someone would be wary of lying down and allowing someone else to work on their mouths. In fact, roughly 30% of people live with fear of going to the dentist, also known as “dental phobia.” As...

How (and Why) to Floss Better Sep 1st, 2021

The CDC estimates that around 25% of people are living with oral hygiene issues. Most of these issues are preventable with proper and regular oral health care. Even with a worldwide pandemic, dentists were still seeing patients, and using the best personal protection equipment, or PPE, to take care of...

What to Do About a Cracked Tooth Aug 3rd, 2021

Your teeth are hard enough to chew through food, but vulnerable to chips and cracks. These can be painful, embarrassing, and cause problems for you later. A cracked tooth is one that should be handled with care and with urgency. Cracked teeth are so common, 80% of dental patients over...

Help! My Teeth Are Yellow Jul 20th, 2021

Even before the days of social media and posting selfie after selfie, we’ve always loved and wanted a dazzling smile. Having a gorgeous white smile isn’t just about beauty; it’s about your overall health, too. Part of a healthy smile is protecting your teeth from things that can stain and...

Is Sleep Apnea Dangerous? Jun 8th, 2021

Without at least six hours of deep, quality sleep, most of us feel tired, irritable, and unable to focus. Though the majority of adults in the United States aren’t getting the sleep that they need, there is a variety of reasons for this. One reason you might not be getting...

Understanding Common Dental Terminology May 14th, 2021

Do you know the difference between analgesia and anesthesia? A cap from a crown? A clasp from an abutment? Since oral and general health and wellness are interlinked, understanding common dental terminology and the dental procedures available to you will help to keep your teeth and gums looking and feeling...

Spring Break Is Prime Time for Wisdom Tooth Removal Apr 1st, 2021

Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to come in, and they can grow at any time between 16 to 25-years-old. Due to their position, wisdom teeth often don’t have enough room to grow, which can cause problems. As general dentistry experts, Expressions In Dentistry understands your family’s schedule...

Are You a Candidate for Fastbraces®? Mar 14th, 2021

Back in the day, a person with crooked or crowded teeth would have to wear metal braces to have straight teeth. No more. Fastbraces® are changing the orthodontic world, straightening teeth in months, not years. You can have a gorgeous smile in a fraction of the time that traditional metal...

Preparing Your Child for Their Dental Visit Feb 2nd, 2021

Do you experience anxiety when it’s time for your dental checkups? If so, you’re not alone. One study found that more than 35% of the population experiences dental anxiety or fear, and that more than 10% have extreme dental fear, rising to the level of phobia.  You want your child...

Versatile Veneers Provide the Perfect Coverup Jan 17th, 2021

Keeping your smile under wraps because you’re embarrassed about the color, shape, or condition of your teeth is a miserable way to live.  Fortunately, dental veneers can cover up a wide range of problems and make your mouth look brand new. That’s why it’s one of the leading cosmetic dental...

Top Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening Dec 1st, 2020

A smile is contagious. There’s nothing more attractive than a bright, pearly white smile — a sign of youth and beauty. Are your teeth yellow and dingy from years of wear-and-tear? Not only can this cause your self-esteem to plummet, but it can also impact how others view you. A...

Why You Shouldn't Procrastinate Treating Sleep Apnea and How Your Dentist Can Help Nov 1st, 2020

According to the National Sleep Foundation, more than 18 million American adults live with sleep apnea, which is a disorder that causes you to stop breathing for about 10 seconds at a time. Some people have sleep apnea because their brains don’t control breathing well during sleep. Others have the...

What You Need to Know Before and After Wisdom Teeth Removal Oct 1st, 2020

At the very back of your mouth, in the four corners (both sides, top, and bottom), are your "third molars," also known as your wisdom teeth — that is, if you have any at all. Up to 37% of people are missing one or more wisdom teeth. But just because...

5 Amazing Benefits of Invisalign® Sep 15th, 2020

According to Invisalign®, more than eight million people have used their clear alignment system to correct their smiles. If you have a malocclusion (i.e., abnormal bite), crooked teeth, gapped teeth, or other dental imperfections, Invisalign could be an excellent option for you. At Expressions In Dentistry in Folsom, California, our...

Dental Implants: The Next Best Thing to Natural Teeth Aug 11th, 2020

Replacing missing teeth is essential for your oral health, as well as appearance. Not doing so can cause your remaining teeth to shift, change your bite, and lead to bone loss in your jaw. Missing teeth also leave your remaining teeth more vulnerable to bacteria, which can cause plaque buildup...