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What Does It Mean if My Tooth Goes Numb? Galt, CA

What Does It Mean if My Tooth Goes Numb?

A dentist and a concerned female patient in a dental chair pointing at her lower jaw.

You may associate a numb mouth with recent dental work. However, if you lose feeling in a tooth without a visit to the dentist or shot of local anesthetic, there is reason for concern. Your tooth has blood vessels and nerves, but it doesn’t just “go to sleep” like your foot does after sitting on…

3 Ways You Can Ruin Your Invisalign Treatment

woman inserting invisalign aligner

Choosing Invisalign for your orthodontic treatment has major perks. This clear aligner system is nearly invisible to others and you can remove your trays when you absolutely need to (such as when you eat or brush your teeth). While Invisalign is an incredible smile-straightening solution, it is not invincible. This treatment demands a higher level…

The Hidden Threats of Missing Teeth

Smiling mature woman in a dental chair looking at her teeth after restorative treatment in a mirror.

Your teeth are designed to last a lifetime. Unfortunately, permanent teeth don’t always live up to their promise. Your natural teeth can fall out or need extraction due accidental injury, severe disease and other complications. When a tooth goes missing, however, it needs to be replaced for both cosmetic and health reasons. The unsightly gap…

Is Your TMJ Causing Your Headaches?

Woman suffering from headache caused by TMJ syndrome.

Did you know that about 45 million Americans suffer from chronic headaches? Recurring headaches can be a real detriment to your everyday comfort and quality of life. If you’ve failed to find lasting relief with medication, you may need to consider your jaw as the source of your headaches. Your jaw joint, or TMJ, can…

Porcelain Veneers for an Instant Smile Makeover

Gorgeous young woman with a perfect smile.

If you are unhappy with the way your smile looks, you can change it. In fact, it may be easier than you think to achieve a beautiful and confident set of teeth. Porcelain veneers represent a breakthrough procedure in cosmetic dentistry. In just two simple office visits, you can dramatically transform your unsightly teeth into…

Top Reasons to Consider Sedation Dentistry

A woman under dental sedation.

For many patients, the thought of going to the dentist isn’t pleasant. In fact, the dentist can trigger anxiety and fear in both children and adults. This may cause patients to avoid the dentist altogether. With the help of sedation dentistry, however, more patients can achieve a relaxed and rewarding dental visit despite their level…

Invisalign: The Choice is Clear!

Set of ClearCorrect Invisible Braces

When it comes to orthodontic treatment, not everyone is willing to undergo months or years in metal brackets and wires. Whether you are a socially-conscious teenager or a working adult in the public’s eye, modern orthodontics offers a solution to straighten your smile without the embarrassment, discomfort and inconvenient of traditional braces. More and more…

Yes, Baby Teeth Need Proper Care!

A baby with a toothbrush.

Primary teeth, commonly called baby teeth, are the first set of teeth to emerge. Unlike adult teeth, the baby teeth are not here to stay. This permanent set of teeth is only around for a limited number of years during childhood before they fall out and permanent teeth take their place. Such a temporary lifespan…

How Dental Implants Help You Look Younger

male patient after all on 4 dental implants procedure

Your smile can have a drastic impact on your overall appearance. If you have missing teeth, you are likely to look much older than you really are. What you may not know, however, is that how you choose to replace the gaps in your smile can also influence how old (or young) you look. Dental…

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