Author: Yuba City Dentistry

What Happens the Day You Start Invisalign A real story about a patient using Invisalign, this is Part 4. When I made the decision to get Invisalign, my dentist referred to the day I start treatment as “delivery day.” It sounded very fun and exciting, as if...

Choosing Invisalign A patient experience about using clear aligner orthodontics On my first consultation for Invisalign, my dentist mentioned the Propel procedure as a means of speeding up the orthodontic treatment time. I had never heard of it before, so my ears perked up. Speed up the...

Which Came First, the Brush or the Paste? The answer to this question might surprise you! When we think of dental care, the toothbrush is probably the first component that comes to mind, but archaeological research shows that toothpaste (defined as powders or concoctions intended to...

You’ve probably heard of it. Perhaps someone you know has mentioned their TMJ is “flaring up.” If so, you probably nodded and showed sympathy, because it’s true that some patients with TMJ syndrome suffer intense or debilitating pain. Others manage any pain outbreaks with restrictions...

Scanning My Mouth and Designing My Plan An actual patient account about using Invisalign orthodonticsAs I discussed in the first article, when the shifting of my teeth started to affect the position of my tongue and the feel of my bite, it was time to see...

Don’t Live with Bad Breath Sooner or later, everybody deals with bad breath. We chew gum and suck on mints, or try out herbal remedies, special toothpastes, and mouthwash. Usually, it’s a short-lived problem, but sometimes bad breath just doesn’t seem to go away.In ancient times,...

I Needed Aligners After Teenage Braces A real story from an actual Invisalign patient, this is Part 1.I am the fifth and last child in a family of crooked-teethed children. It was therefore a rite of passage for the teenagers to get braces. Our one professional...

The Benefits of Saliva Saliva goes by many names: drool, spit, slaver, dribble, and other unsavory synonyms. It’s that clear, semi-viscous liquid in your mouth that builds up at times — especially when you anticipate a tasty meal. The American Dental Association (ADA) recognizes its importance...

Orofacial pain is discomfort that involves the head, face, neck, Jaw or teeth. The symptoms include migraines and other headaches, muscle spasms, face pain in the cheeks or forehead, and tooth pain. It can even include pain around the eyes and ears. At times, finding...