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 »

Dental Health Treatments When You Are Older

Effective oral health care is essential to ensure your smile can last a lifetime. Although our teeth are extremely strong and come with the added benefit of a layer of tooth enamel to protect them, it is important to take effective preventive measures to ensure your teeth can last as... Read more »

Flossing at Least Once Each Day Is Important for Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene

Maintaining a healthy mouth is important for your overall quality of life. To aid in this effort the American Dental Association recommends brushing twice and flossing once each day. Many people find it easy to embrace brushing their teeth. Yet others struggle to floss consistently. When food particles and plaque... Read more »

The Invisalign® System

If you are wondering how Invisalign® works, then you have come to the right place! Here at Novan Dental in Sacramento, California, our team is dedicated to giving you the best possible care. This means providing you with information on products as well, so you can make the best decision... Read more »

A Partial Denture Can Replace Multiple Teeth Lost to Untreated Cavities

Poor oral hygiene habits can cause multiple cavities to develop on neighboring teeth. If you put off having these teeth examined and treated at Dr. Novan Nguyen’s dental office the tooth decay will continue to spread. In time, this could lead to the loss of multiple teeth in one area... Read more »

Dental Crowns: The Cap that Gives You a Strong and Beautiful Smile

A dental crown is a strong, reliable, as well as attractive dental restoration that can fix your unhealthy or unattractive tooth. This restoration is also known as a tooth cap and it can help you with cracked, decayed, discolored, and misshapen teeth. To help you know a little more about... Read more »