Problems From Tooth Grinding Can Be Prevented With a Night Guard

Clenching and grinding your teeth while sleeping is often related to chronic stress. In some cases it might be attributed to an undiagnosed respiratory allergy. While this problem may not seem serious; it’s important to keep in mind that the excessive force and pressure from clenching and grinding your teeth... Read more »

Quality Oral Hygiene Products Are Important for Maintaining a Healthy Mouth

A consistent and effective oral hygiene routine is the very first line of defense for preventing oral health problems such as tooth decay, and gum disease. In conjunction with your routine dental checkups, brushing twice a day and flossing once per day can help significantly improve your chances of having... Read more »

A Dental Bridge Can Stabilize Your Jaw and Restore Your Smile

When you receive a dental bridge, we design the appliance to be a permanent part of your smile. We invite you to ask our dentist about a dental bridge if you need to stabilize your jaw and restore your smile after tooth loss. A dental bridge is a tooth replacement... Read more »

Choose the Right Flossing Method With These Reviews

You have a variety of options when it comes to dental floss, and understanding your product options will make it much easier to maintain the health of your smile. Our dentist can answer your oral health questions and help you choose the right flossing method for your smile.   Waxed... Read more »

Your Dental Visit Includes a Check for Tooth Sensitivity

Addressing tooth sensitivity is no cake-walk, but fortunately for those of us in the Sacramento, California, community, Dr. Novan Nguyen is a master. Read on to find out more about how the team at Novan Dental can address your tooth sensitivity problems. Treating tooth sensitivity is one of Dr. Novan... Read more »

What to Do About Lost Dental Work

The fillings and crowns that the dentist places in your mouth need to be checked from time to time to make sure that they are still firmly in place or that they do not need to be replaced. But fillings and crowns can be subject to wear and tear and... Read more »

Toothpaste: What You Need To Know

What we now know of as “toothpaste” has a long history. Some evidence points to it being used in ancient Egypt. Egyptians would mix powdered rock and vinegar to make a paste, and use it to clean their teeth. Of course, today’s toothpaste is much more advanced and works (and... Read more »

Broken Smiles Can Be Beautiful Smiles with Dental Implants

Are you aware of all the benefits and advantages that come with dental implants? Although dental implants are permanent, they are extremely durable, and with the proper care and attention, they can last a lifetime. Dental implants do require a strong jaw though in order to be placed. Dental implants... Read more »

A Tooth That Has Been Too Traumatized for a Root Canal Might Be Replaced with a Dental Bridge

There are some rare and unfortunate instances when a tooth is so severely damaged by oral trauma or untreated tooth decay that it simply cannot be treated by a root canal. In a severe case like this Dr. Novan Nguyen might advocate extracting whatever remains of the tooth to prepare... Read more »

Dental Humor: One-Liners to Ease Your Nerves

Do you get nervous when you think of visiting the dentist? You’re not alone. We at Novan Dental understand. We’re here to do everything possible to ensure your comfort and security. One thing that sometimes helps is to have a sense of humor...and sometimes, the cornier the jokes, the better.... Read more »