Occlusal Cavity Prevention Is Possible with Dental Sealants

The occlusal (or biting) surfaces of your teeth are critical for your ability to efficiently chew and process food before swallowing. To aid in this endeavor, many people have sharp textures and recesses on the biting surfaces on the molars and premolars in the back of the mouth. Sometimes these textures in the tooth enamel… Read more »

Can Fluoride Protect Your Tooth Enamel?

Did you know that fluoride can protect your tooth enamel? Although fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral in our world, its oral health benefits are well noted so it is often inserted into many teeth cleaning products we use, as well as the public water supply. Although fluoride can be harmful to very young children… Read more »

A Single Unappealing Tooth in Your Smile Might Require a Porcelain Crown

While a dental bleaching treatment at Steven J. Brazis, DDS can certainly whiten stained tooth enamel, it will have no effect on a tooth suffering from physical imperfections. If one of the teeth in your smile has been altered by a small chip, a mismatched filling, or a small, unsightly cavity, Dr. Steven J. Brazis… Read more »

Severe Dental Trauma Needs First Aid While Seeking Professional Dental Care

Suffering a hard blow to the face from an accidental fall or sports injury can sometimes cause severe harm to a tooth. A serious dental fracture or having a tooth knocked out, often calls for applying quality first aid, while seeking professional treatment at Steven J. Brazis, DDS’s Sacramento, California clinic. If you have debris… Read more »

Dentures Can Be Used to Replace the Function and Appearance of Your Compromised Teeth

As years go by, chronic periodontal disease can compromise the roots of multiple teeth. This can be compounded by a previous history of severe tooth decay or multiple dental restorations. A mouth in this condition might be significantly limited or even at risk of an oral infection. To prevent further complications and restore your full… Read more »

Amalgam and Composite Fillings Can Be Used to Repair Most Small Cavities

While it’s unfortunate, there are times when even a consistent daily oral hygiene routine of brushing twice each day and flossing in the evening isn’t enough to prevent tooth decay from affecting one of your teeth. Fortunately, your routine dental checkup performed at Dr. Steven J. Brazis’s Sacramento, California clinic includes a thorough examination of… Read more »

A Toothache Might Be a Symptom of an Abscess Developing in the Gums

A toothache is never a laughing matter. While it can be caused by a dental trauma, most toothaches are directly related to untreated tooth decay. This can be particularly distressing if you also experience pressure, discomfort or pain in the underlying gums. This could potentially mean that the bacterial presence in the root of the… Read more »

Is Your Child Being Discouraged from Sucking Their Thumb?

Is your child being discouraged from sucking their thumb? Thumb sucking in infants can cause a collection of issues and problems with the oral health of a child. Not only can it damage the alignment of the teeth in their mouths, it can also cause changes with their gums and the roof of their mouths…. Read more »

Dental Sealants: The Benefits

You might know that there are a few things you should do if you’re hoping to keep your kid’s pearly whites healthy. For example, you may have heard that brushing and flossing are extremely important to keeping their teeth healthy. Still, there are other things that can also help, such as having dental sealants placed…. Read more »

A Lost Premolar Can Often Be Restored by a Dental Implant

The premolars that reside in front of your molars work in synergy with your back and front teeth to play several different roles. They help bite into tough foods with the front teeth and they also aid the molars in the act of grinding. When one is lost to severe, untreated tooth decay or total… Read more »