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3 Things You Should Know About Dental Implants | Sacramento Dentists

Posted by Brandon Miyasaki on Oct 4, 2017 10:58:38 AM
Dental  implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums.  They are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having a removable partial or complete set of dentures.  In this post, we'll quickly cover 3 things you should know about dental implants including why we are so proud to offer them at our Sacramento dental office. 
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Topics: Dental Implants, Periodontics, General Dentistry

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

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

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