Miyasaki Dental Blog

Stop Chewing Ice | Sacramento Dentists

Posted by Brandon Miyasaki on Sep 5, 2017 11:02:10 AM
Are you or someone you know guilty of chewing on ice? It might seem innocent enough like drinking water, especially in this Sacramento summer heat, but did you know it could cause gum and tooth damage? Here's a quick breakdown from our leading team of Sacramento general dentists.
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Topics: General Dentistry

Free Oral Cancer Screenings with VELscope® | Sacramento Dentists

Posted by Brandon Miyasaki on Aug 7, 2017 4:21:17 PM

We hate to even utter the words "oral cancer", but it's important to our team of Sacramento dentists to make the public and our patients aware of the risk factors and symptoms. Early detection may result in better treatment outcomes and may help save you or your loved ones. Here's a quick overview and some information about our free oral cancer screenings at Miyasaki Dental in Sacramento, California. 

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Topics: Oral Cancer Screenings, Oral Health

Treatment may be required for popping joint | Sacramento General Dentists

Posted by Brandon Miyasaki on Jul 27, 2017 1:01:31 PM

Ever wonder why a jaw joint pops? Some are so loud, you can hear it across the room. The pop usually occurs while eating more so than talking. The purpose of the article is to explain why jaw joints pop and what should, if anything, be done about it.

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Topics: TMJ

Redefining the Sacramento Dental Experience with the Solea Laser

Posted by Brandon Miyasaki on Jul 12, 2017 3:11:19 PM

In 2014, the American Dental Association (ADA) released a comprehensive study that showed less than 50% of adult patients see their dentist every six months. There are a number of variables why this may be, but there is no secret that many people fear going to the dentist because of the dreaded needles and drills. What if your dentist had a tool that could eliminate the need for painful injections, the use of annoying drills, and performed treatments faster and in fewer visits? With over 55 years of providing excellent dental care, Miyasaki Dental is excited to be the only dental office in Sacramento to redefine the patient experience with dentistry's leading all-tissue laser, Solea.

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Getting Straight Adult Teeth Is Now Faster and More Affordable

Posted by Brandon Miyasaki on Jun 27, 2017 3:03:06 PM

Have your teeth shifted over the years? Maybe you once had braces and "forgot" to wear your retainers? As a leader in cosmetic dentistry in Sacramento, patients are always asking us how to get straight teeth. Miyasaki Dental has a couple solutions to get those straight teeth you have always wanted.

The photo (above) is a patient's Cfast case that took under 6 months from start to finish and is a much more affordable and discreet option compared to your traditional "train track" braces. But before we jump into the treatment, let's go over some of the health benefits of having straight teeth.

Benefits of Straight Teeth

  • Crowded and overlapping teeth make it harder for your toothbrush’s bristles to reach those tiny spots between teeth where bacteria collects. Food particles can also get trapped between teeth, and flossing gets harder when teeth overlap. Ever had to force your floss between teeth because of overcrowding? 
  • Crooked teeth usually come together unevenly when you bite and chew. This can impact your ability to chew your food and even lead to problems with digestion.
  • Uneven teeth can protrude into the mouth’s soft tissues (think the inside of your cheeks and lips) and cause discomfort. Over time this can lead to cuts and sores, or even infections.
  • Crooked teeth can be quite the headache – literally. Because irregular teeth wear unevenly on your jaw, the pressure can lead to chronic problems including jaw strain and headaches.
  • A twisted smile can lead to twisted speech! Tooth irregularities can be the culprit of several speech impediments, which can harm self-esteem and lead to poor performance in school or at work.

So what two primary treatment options do we offer at Miyasaki Dental? You have probably heard of Invisalign which is a clear tray aligner system that can get you straight teeth without any wires or brackets. We also have a system called Cfast, which stands for Cosmetically Focused Adult Straight Teeth. 

Cfast uses clear orthodontic brackets and tooth-colored nickel-titanium wires so it is very discreet. The treatment works much like those using clear aligners like Invisalign, but tooth movement is much more predictable and usually completed in half the time. It is also more affordable than most orthodontic alternatives which gives you something else to smile about. 

So whether you’re looking for Invisalign or Cfast, both options will transform your smile and can get you ready for other cosmetic treatments like porcelain veneers and teeth whitening.

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Topics: Cosmetic Dentistry, Orthodontics, General Dentistry

Misconceptions About Porcelain Veneers

Posted by Brandon Miyasaki on May 22, 2017 3:54:53 PM
Are you looking to get that "perfect" hollywood smile? Like many of our Sacramento patients, you have probably experienced decay, excessive wear, discoloration, and shifting of the teeth. So what makes porcelain veneers so popular and are they right for you? We're here to break down the facts and uncover the common misconceptions.
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Topics: Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry

Finding a Dentist in Sacramento

Posted by Brandon Miyasaki on May 9, 2017 5:43:10 PM
If you're a current patient at Miyasaki Dental, feel free to skip this read because you already found a team dedicated to providing you the best dental experience in town. For everyone else, here are some pointers offered by the American Dental Association (ADA) to help find a dentist right for you. 
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Topics: General Dentistry

Building Relationships in Endodontics | Sacramento General Dentists

Posted by Brandon Miyasaki on Apr 26, 2017 3:57:23 PM
[Originally posted April 8, 2017 in the Spring 2017- Vol 10 No 1 issue of Endodontic Practice US]
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Topics: Endodontics

Over 64% of Adults Have This Disease...

Posted by Brandon Miyasaki on Apr 19, 2017 10:38:33 AM

Do you have swollen or red gums?  Are your gums tender, do you have a receding gum line, and are your teeth feeling loose? Well, you might be suffering from a disease called periodontitis which is an advanced form of gum disease. 

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Topics: Oral Hygiene, Periodontics

Adults and Kids Love Flossing with GumChucks®!

Posted by Brandon Miyasaki on Mar 27, 2017 11:50:28 AM
WE’VE SAID IT TIME AND TIME AGAIN…  flossing is essential for a healthy mouth! But it’s not always the most enjoyable task of the day, especially for kids. If you’re looking for an easier way to floss–and have fun while your’re at it–we’ve got just the product for you!


GumChucks® Make Flossing Easy And Fun

GumChucks are a flossing system that’s designed to not only make flossing easier for all ages, but also help them floss correctly. And when your floss looks like miniature nunchucks, there’s no doubt some fun will ensue!

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Topics: Pediatric Dentistry, Oral Hygiene, Orthodontics

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