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Your Frequently Asked Questions

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Unlike other dental web sites, Sierra Dental and Orthodontics FAQ is not prepared by one or two doctors. What we have done is compiled the best answers for our FAQ using links to trusted dental organizations. For instance, if you have a question about root canal treatments we guide you

Inlays and Onlays

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Our Cameron Park dentist office understands the need to be informed on all treatments we propose and the differences between inlays and onlays. We strive to answer all your questions and keep our dental fees within your budget. We offer an $63 x-ray, exam and cleaning special along with other

Smile Gallery

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Before and after picture gallery of treatments. At Sierra Dental we know how important is to you to understand your dental work, and feel comfortable that your procedure will really make a difference. We strive to answer all your questions and keep our dental fees within your budget. We offer

Fluoride & Tooth Decay Prevention

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Many years ago scientists started to notice that children who were born and raised in areas with natural fluoride in drinking water had fewer cavities than children in other areas. Fluoride absorbed by your body when teeth were forming (during mother’s pregnancy to early childhood) integrates into the structure of

Dental Health & Your Diet

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Sugar is the main cause of dental decay when there are bacteria present. More significant than the amount of sugar you eat is the frequency of consumption. Probably the worst thing you can do to your teeth is to drink a soda and have a sip every few minutes over

Bad Breath

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At our Cameron Park Office we see quite a few different causes of bad breath. Ranging from stomach problems to diets and teeth problems, most of the causes can be found in the mouth. They are: Tongue (when bacteria grows in between the papilla) Teeth cavities (especially when food particles

Electric VS Manual Tooth Brush

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There have been multiple studies comparing the effectiveness of manual tooth brushes as opposed to electric brushes. At our Cameron Park dentist office we can relate to the need to understand the best procedures to care for your teeth. We strive to answer all your questions and keep our dental

How to Floss Your Teeth

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The surfaces that are between teeth are not accessible to a tooth brush; therefore, the best way to clean them is by flossing. The frequency of flossing is like brushing and ideally after each meal, though one time a day (before going to bed) is the minimum necessary. Our Cameron

How to Brush Your Teeth

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The first step is to choose a good toothbrush. You always want to use a soft brush with a small head. A soft brush is hard enough to remove plaque, yet gentle enough not to damage your teeth or gums. At our Cameron Park Dentist office we understand the need

Tooth Extractions

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Tooth extractions are a pretty quick out-patient treatment done with local anesthesia. It’s a common procedure and should not be feared. Teeth are generally extracted if: There’s been trauma or an injury Severe tooth decay Baby teeth don’t fall out timely or have issues A crowded mouth such as needed