Can a Dental Implant Restore My Smile?

If you have lost one or more teeth due to severe decay, a dental accident, or another issue, our dentist in Sacramento, California, may recommend dental implants. A dental implant is typically made of titanium, which is a biocompatible material that is generally accepted by the body and serves as... Read more »

Unhealthy Gums Can Affect Your Overall Health

Your gums are an important part of your body. Yes, they support your teeth, but they also protect your body from infection. Your mouth is home to millions of bacteria and without the protection of your gums, that bacteria can find a way into your body. This not only can... Read more »

What Happens When Your Braces Come Off?

It may not seem like it when you get your braces on, but eventually, the day will come when your braces are removed. It may be months or even years, but that day will arrive. Getting your traditional braces removed is a simple and quick process that is completed in... Read more »

Brush and Floss for a Successful 2018

Many New Year’s Resolutions fall by the wayside by Valentine’s Day--but they don’t have to! Choosing a simple and effective resolution can be the key to positive change. Why don’t you start with your smile? Let’s review some basics of oral hygiene that you can resolve to do in 2018.... Read more »

Commonly Asked Questions About Dental Implants

If you have lost one or more permanent teeth, a dentist may recommend a dental implant. A dental implant is a post made of a material such as titanium. This post is surgically placed in the jawbone. The post is only a part of the full replacement of the missing... Read more »

A Fixed Retainer Might Be Needed After Your Braces Are Uninstalled

Each of your braces adjustments played an important role in effectively correcting the alignment of your teeth. Now that your teeth have achieved their ideal position and orientation, Dr. Garland and our staff can uninstall the braces components. Once this is done, you will still need to use some type... Read more »

Do You Need a Root Canal?

Do you have painful teeth? Do you experience sensitivity to tough, spicy or hot foods? If yes, you might need to stop by our office for an oral examination, and depending on what we find, we may recommend a root canal service. Learn a small bit more about when root... Read more »

A Mini Implant Surgical Procedure May Be the Best Option for You!

Dental implants are a great source to use when replacing missing teeth, placed into the jawbone so they don’t move out of place. Mini dental implants have the same building structure as regular-sized implants but are, of course, smaller. They both consist of a titanium post with a ball on... Read more »

Possible Reasons for Your Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive teeth are a common problem, but an important one to pay attention to. This is because it may be a sign of a deeper issue. Here at Riverlake Family Dental in Sacramento, CA, our team is happy to give you more information. Here’s a basic list of possible explanations... Read more »

Coping with Life and its Effect on Your Oral Health

Due to the changes in the world we live in, many of our patients are living with much more stress than even 5-10 years ago. Many patients coming into dental offices are experiencing sore jaws, sensitive and or even fractured teeth. Yet they don't know the cause. Today, we not... Read more »