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Root Canal vs. Extraction: Which Is Better? Dec 5th, 2021

When it comes to reversing tooth damage, root canals and extractions are the most effective treatments. But when you’re in pain and worried about your oral health, you need expert advice from an experienced dentist to help you choose the right path.  Here, Dr. Shiva Salehi and our team at...

How Often Should I Go to the Dentist? Nov 1st, 2021

When was your last trip to the dentist for a checkup and general cleaning? On average, this should be a regular appointment you keep every six months. Sadly, about 100 million American adults downplay this important appointment and skip it every year. They typically think, “My teeth seem fine —...

Five Causes of Tooth Sensitivity Oct 3rd, 2021

It’s easy to brush off tooth sensitivity as a minor — yet uncomfortable — inconvenience. However, having an unpleasant response to things like food, beverages, or even air can indicate an underlying problem with your oral health. At Madison Family Dental Group in Fair Oaks, California, Dr. Shiva Salehi and...

Bothered by a Discolored Tooth? A Crown May Help Sep 1st, 2021

Our teeth are one of the cornerstones of our lives — and our health, too. Our overall health can be affected by our oral health, so it’s important to stick to your daily oral hygiene regimen of twice-daily brushing and flossing. Brushing and flossing alone aren’t enough to keep your...

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Recurrent Jaw Pain Aug 2nd, 2021

Jaw pain can inhibit your daily life. Whether you spend all night fighting it or live with the discomfort and pain the next day, eating, drinking, speaking, and even kissing can be painful. What causes jaw pain can vary from person-to-person, but choosing a dentist who specializes in treating your...

Bonding or Veneers--Which Is Right for Me? Jul 8th, 2021

What would you change about your smile? Would you brighten your teeth? What about repairing any minor damage? The confidence of a great smile is something that everyone deserves and can even help your overall health in the long-term. Our smile is vulnerable to the elements, though, and it can...

What Constitutes a Dental Emergency? Jun 14th, 2021

Taking care of your teeth and protecting your oral health is essential. Strong, healthy teeth come from brushing and flossing twice daily, or as directed by your dentist or physician. However, even with proper care, your teeth are vulnerable to our environment, and accidents happen. Some accidents can loosen teeth,...

When Would I Need a Root Canal? May 10th, 2021

Root canals are among the most feared and loathed procedures in all of dentistry. Even if you’ve never had one, you’ve probably heard countless jokes about how any form of pain or torture is better than getting a root canal. The good news is that a root canal is a...

Help! My Teeth Are Yellow! Apr 7th, 2021

Yellow teeth are a common cosmetic concern and for understandable reasons. When your teeth are more yellow than white, you may appear older or less healthy, even if you brush and floss every day. Shifting to a brighter, whiter smile can improve your confidence and, depending on how you go...

What a Dentist Can Do for Your Earache Mar 1st, 2021

You’ve probably suffered through a restless night or two where you just didn’t sleep well and woke up groggy with a headache. But for people who suffer from bruxism, this routine happens night after night. Many of these adults and kids wake up tired, but also with an earache, headache,...

Tips for Managing Tooth Sensitivity Feb 11th, 2021

Little compares with the shooting pain of tooth sensitivity, and chances are high that you’ll endure it at some point. Research shows that an estimated one in eight people has especially sensitive teeth, and many people experience temporary sensitivity when particular dental issues are at play. Without treatment, these symptoms...

How a Smile Makeover Can Improve Your Appearance and Confidence Jan 1st, 2021

Your smile is the first thing most people notice about you and the characteristic they tend to remember the longest. Fair or not, human beings tend to associate bright, straight teeth with youth and overall health. A faulty smile can negatively impact your self-confidence and overall satisfaction with your appearance,...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

The Many Benefits of Telehealth Dec 6th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many things about our daily lives, including the way we practice dentistry and medicine.  One of the biggest changes is the adoption of telehealth, which allows you to connect with the provider without having to leave your home. Instead, you use a video program on...

5 Tips to Overcome Dental Anxiety Nov 9th, 2020

If dental anxiety keeps you from taking care of your teeth, you could be jeopardizing your oral health.  Dental anxiety is anything from nervousness about visiting the dentist to a debilitating phobia that makes sitting through a dental exam nearly impossible.  Your dental health is an important part of your...

Everything You Need to Know About Your Upcoming Root Canal Oct 9th, 2020

Root canals are a standard dental procedure. Unfortunately, they’re also veiled in myth, causing people to shudder in fear at the mere sound of the words. But advancements in dental technology and anesthetics mean you don’t feel a thing during your root canal. In fact, it’s one of the best...

Don’t Ruin Your Teeth With These Bad Habits! Sep 11th, 2020

Most people have a few bad habits and, mostly, they don’t have a huge impact on your life. But if some of your bad habits relate to your oral health, you’re in danger of damaging or even losing your teeth. More than 90% of American adults have suffered at least...

How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies Until You Reach Our Office Aug 4th, 2020

The sudden onset of a toothache, cracking your tooth, or even losing a tooth is never something you expect, but it happens often enough.  Fortunately, restorative treatment is available, but did you know that what you do in the time between damaging your tooth and arriving at our office is...