Dental crowns have been around for a long time, but if you’ve never needed one, you might still have questions about this tried and true treatment. What exactly is a dental crown in Pasadena? What is a crown made of? What problems do crowns fix? Knowing the answers to such questions is important so that, if you ever do need a crown, you can go into your procedure as a confident and informed patient.
Sierra Smiles Blog
May 23, 2018
April 4, 2018
To bring awareness to the community and help protect patients, your dentist in Pasadena is offering free oral cancer screenings with routine cleanings during the month of April! Over 50,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer every year. Many of these cases can be treated, but only if it’s caught early. By visiting your dentist, she can catch oral cancer in it’s earliest stages and provide the necessary treatment before it’s too late.
Keep in mind that your dentist is in a very unique position to protect patients from oral cancer. She’s got the technology to confirm it!
June 27, 2017
When it comes to the battle of the sexes, women have men beat at maintaining oral health. It’s a proven fact that men are less likely to take good care of their teeth. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, men are 26% less likely to floss their teeth on a daily basis compared to women. Just by not flossing your teeth, you’re missing 35% of your smiles surface, leaving plaque to harden into tartar and decline your oral health. On average, women are more than 8% more likely to brush their teeth twice a day than men are. It’s time to even the playing field. Men, follow these basic oral health tips from your Pasadena dentist to keep your teeth strong and breath fresh!
May 1, 2017
Today, diabetes is one of the most common diseases in the United States, affecting about 29 million people (that is nearly 10% of the entire population!) While the average person has a decent idea of the health risks associated with the disease, a statistic many do not know is that 1 in 5 cases of tooth loss is actually linked to diabetes. How does this work? How can a problem with your blood sugar affect your smile? Today, Dr. Linda Sierra, a dentist in Pasadena, discusses how this condition can negatively affect your teeth. (more…)
November 7, 2016
So if having your third molars extracted is the smart thing to do, then why are they called wisdom teeth? Good question! The reference became common in the 17th century. Wisdom teeth, or “teeth of wisdom” as they were once called, usually appear between the ages of 17 and 25. Thus, researchers believe they’re called wisdom teeth because they mark the transition from childhood to adulthood. And how that science has proven that the human brain is not fully developed until the age of 25 or 26, calling them wisdom teeth may be entirely appropriate. But no matter what they’re called, wisdom tooth extraction in Pasadena is an important and healthful rite of passage for patients at Sierra Cosmetic and Family Dentistry.
October 9, 2016
To you, one of the greatest inventions of all time isn’t the computer, but rather its ability to print off tickets. Life is too short to wait in line for movies, plays, and concerts, and you’re happy to skip them every time. You get to enjoy yourself without the wait. You can now skip the wait when it comes to fixing your damaged teeth, too. Your dentist in Pasadena at Sierra Smiles can give you same-day crowns thanks to CEREC. (more…)
October 2, 2016
A quality run can do so much good for a person, not just physically, but mentally as well. You can feel accomplished even after the most relaxed of days, or blow off steam from a stressful one. Time seems to stand still and all is right with the world for those few miles. You wish fixing your smile could be as easy as going for a run. You have so many different things wrong with it, you don’t think it can be helped. The team at Sierra Smiles would love to prove you wrong with porcelain veneers in Pasadena. (more…)
September 10, 2016
Your closet is a study in current fashion. No matter how fast trends are or what season it is, you always walk out the door looking camera ready. You spend extra time in front of the mirror trying to come up with new outfits that will draw the eyes of those around you. The biggest compliment is when strangers come up and ask you where you got your clothes. You wish you could control the look of your smile just as easily. You feel that they are the last thing missing from your complete image. A smile really does tie everything together. Thanks to the team at Sierra Smiles, you can now improve your look with teeth whitening, tooth-colored fillings, and porcelain veneers in Pasadena. (more…)
August 2, 2016
Dental emergencies happen out of nowhere and can take various forms. Since dental emergencies are not widely discussed, many are not really sure what constitutes as a dental emergency. As a result, they often delay getting treatment. Or, they just do not understand the severity of the emergency. When you are facing a dental emergency, time is of the utmost importance. As an emergency dentist in Pasadena, Sierra Smiles cannot stress enough the importance of prompt treatment during a dental emergency.
July 21, 2016
Periodontal disease (gum disease) is a common condition that affects nearly 50 percent of adults. There are various degrees of severity that can occur with the infection. While the early stages of gum disease (gingivitis) can easily be treated without causing any longer term damage, often the condition goes untreated. As the infection progresses to the later stages, significant damage will occur to the gum tissue. However, the gums, teeth, and underlying bone are not the only areas to be impacted by the infection. Periodontal disease is directly linked to causing heart disease. As a periodontal dentist in Pasadena TX, we want to see your smile and heart protected from the infection.