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 »

A Chipped Bridge Needs Timely Dental Care

A dental bridge is typically crafted from very durable materials that are meant to handle the daily rigors of chewing food. Despite this strength, there are still times when a dental trauma or something like grinding your teeth at night can cause a chip in a bridge. Any chip could result in significant complications for… Read more »

What Are the Most Common Forms of Tooth Replacement?

Are you in need of a tooth replacement? Have you any lost or missing teeth that must be filled in to avoid further damage to your teeth and gums? If you have any missing teeth, three common tooth replacements include dentures, bridges, and implants. Dentures are the most well-known form of tooth replacement and are… Read more »

Dental Veneers: What You Should Know

Are you unhappy with the color of your teeth? Are there small chips or cracks you wish you could correct? Do you ever wonder what you might be able to do to improve the appearance of your teeth? If so, we recommend considering the benefits of dental veneers. As you may know, veneers are thin… Read more »

Warning Signs of Cavities

One of the most common problems that Dr. Steven J. Brazis treats at Steven J. Brazis, DDS is cavities. Sometimes it can be a bit tricky to spot. Bearing that in mind, here are two common symptoms that come with having cavities, and how you can prevent cavities from forming. Aching Teeth Whether your tooth… Read more »

How to Maintain a Top-Notch Oral Health as a Teenager

Being a teenager can be hard, but taking care of your smile doesn’t have to be. If you keep your smile in tip-top shape, then there is a chance you’ll boost your self-esteem and feel great about yourself. So, to help you maintain a pristine oral health and smile as a teenager in Sacramento, California,… Read more »

A Temporary Crown Requires Some Daily Care Measures

Having a tooth restored by a dental crown in Sacramento, California, is often a two-stage process. The first step involves removing the tooth enamel layer to prepare the tooth for the restoration. Our dentist, Dr. Steven J. Brazis, will cast a detailed impression of the area and the dentin abutment that will anchor the crown… Read more »