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Dr. Apekian Teams Up With WEAVE to Sponsor Women’s Event

Midtown Dental, a dental office in Midtown Sacramento, is partnering with WEAVE, the primary provider of crisis intervention services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Sacramento County, to make a positive impact and provide dental health support to those in need. Dr. Jenny Apekian is a top-rated dentist who believes it’s very important to give back to community, especially those who need dental health services.

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Dental Crowns for Teeth

Damaged, unhealthy, and missing teeth can not only affect your smile, but your oral health as a whole. Luckily, your dental professional can restore your smile with a common dental crown procedure. Dental crowns for teeth can come in a range of materials and with a technologically advanced dental office such as Midtown Dental, your procedure can be completed the same day.

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Cold and Flu Season: Caring for Your Teeth

As we all know, the cold and flu season is rampant this year. It seems like just about everyone we know has been affected in some way. As we focus on getting well and recovering from the flu, Dr. Apekian at Midtown Dental in Sacramento, CA reminds us why it’s important to consistently care for our teeth and maintain our oral health.

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Dental Exams: How Often You Need Teeth Cleanings and Why

Routine dental exams are an important part of maintaining your oral health. Even if you take great care of your teeth and gums at home, it’s important to visit your dentist at least twice a year for regular checkups. At Midtown Dental, you’ll have access to the most advanced dental practice in Sacramento, CA.

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Midtown Dental Launches New Dental Savings Plan

The team at Midtown Dental has rolled out a new Dental Savings Plan, which is now effective for all qualified patients. This new plan will help new and existing patients with all their oral health needs, including preventative dental care, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and Invisalign orthodontic care. The “Midtown Dental Savings Plan” is specifically designed to cover all necessary dental services, at an affordable price.

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What is a Dental Cone Beam CT?

Dental Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CT) is a special type of X-Ray machine used in situations where a traditional dental x-ray is not sufficient. It is also used as diagnostic imaging to find pathology of the jaw bones and surrounding structures.

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Best of Sac Award Presented to Jenny Apekian

Midtown Dental has received the “Best of Sacramento: Dentistry” award from Sacramento Magazine. Dr. Jenny Apekian is recognized as one of the top general and cosmetic dentists in Sacramento. As an accomplished artist, Dr. Apekian pays extremely close attention to every detail in the artwork she creates. She takes that same approach to her work and skills as a dentist, which is undoubtedly one of the main reasons she was recognized for this prestigious award.

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CEREC Crowns Pros and Cons Over Traditional Crowns

All across the country, people are gravitating towards more efficient and technologically advanced method of obtaining their crowns as a replacement for a natural tooth. In recent years, Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic (CEREC) Crowns have pushed General and Cosmetic Dentistry forward in a positive direction.

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Invisalign – Is It Right For You?

Straight teeth and beautiful smile is something that we all hope for. It’s not surprising, considering that 74% of American adults and teens suffer from crooked or misaligned teeth…

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Why Teeth Whitening Is Important

One of the most common questions we get at Midtown Dental is “what is the best way to whiten my teeth?” It’s no secret that teeth whitening is one of the most common requests cosmetic dentists receive when patients want to improve their smile. Our Sacramento cosmetic dentistry team has years of experience with whitening teeth safely to ensure a long-lasting, brighter smile.

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Midtown Dental Sponsors Local Art Event, Chalk It Up!

It’s that time of year again! Midtown Dental is continuing its involvement and support of Chalk It Up! Chalk It Up! is an annual festival in Sacramento that takes place in Fremont Park during the Labor Day Weekend. Dr. Jenny Apekian, DDS of Midtown Dental, proudly partners with this event to support Youth Arts. All volunteers and supporters help in the goal to achieve donations and small grants for individuals, groups, and art organizations throughout the Sacramento Region.

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Dental Implants in the Digital Dentistry Age

A Dental Implant is a titanium post that is surgically placed into the jaw bone. It replaces the function of the tooth root and, once fused, can be used by your dentist to secure an Implant Crown (Dentistry). The dental implant, along with the abutment and crown, will replace a missing Crown (tooth). When multiple teeth are missing, your dentist can plan for an implant-supported fixed bridge or implant-supported denture, which will not slip or move with function. Your dentist can determine if you have adequate bone and gums to be a good candidate for implant treatment. Even if you’ve been told you are not a candidate in the past, it may be a good idea to check again since implant treatment has evolved significantly over the last decade.

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Importance of Mouthguards

An often overlooked, but important aspect to protecting your teeth and maintain good oral health is the use of athletic mouthguards. Whether you are an athlete or your kids play sports causally on the weekends, a good mouthguard is critical. Mouthguards provide valuable protection for the jaw, face, tongue, lips, and of course, the teeth.They can also help prevent more serious problems such as concussions and cerebral hemorrhages.

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Warning Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Third molars, often referred to as “wisdom teeth” erupt between 17-21 years of age. However, most of us have limited space for their eruption, which is why they are commonly impacted. Impaction of wisdom teeth may cause the following symptoms…

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Sensitive Teeth – Causes and Solutions

When you eat ice cream or have a cup of coffee, do you experience any pain or discomfort? Or maybe when you brush or floss? If so, you may have sensitive teeth. You get sensitive teeth when the surface beneath the teeth gets exposed. When this happens, it allows hot, cold, or sweet food to reach the nerve in your tooth, which results in the pain you feel.

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How To Avoid Tooth Fracture

A person’s biting force can be as much as 300 pounds per square inch in the first molar region of our mouths. How much force is that? Our jaws are as powerful as a walnut cracker! At Midtown Dental in Sacramento, we don’t recommend that you use your mouth to crack walnuts, but this gives you some idea of the biting force exerted upon our teeth!

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Tips for Gum Disease Treatment and Prevention

Many of our basic daily activities, such as speaking, smiling, chewing and even smelling are dependent on having good oral health, which can be ensured only through proper oral hygiene. Gum disease is a very serious condition, that over time, can progress until the gums detach themselves from the teeth, forming pockets and eventually leading to tooth and bone loss.

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Why You Should Consider Whitening Your Teeth

For our patients in Sacramento, teeth whitening is an important confidence-building treatment that always makes a person feel better and more attractive. A bright, beautiful smile conveys youth, good health, happiness, warmth, and confidence. In fact, research by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) found that more than 99 percent of adults believe their smile is one of their most important “social assets.”

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Five Tips for Good Dental Hygiene

Maintaining good dental hygiene is essential for more reasons than you might guess. The pain that comes from cavities and infection are reasons enough to maintain good dental health; but poor dental health affects not only your mouth, it actually affects the health of your entire body. At Midtown Dental in Sacramento, CA, we recommend the five following guidelines to ensure good dental hygiene.

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CEREC One-Visit Crowns

There are few innovations that truly change and revolutionize the day-to-day practice of dentistry. However, by becoming a CEREC dentist in Sacramento, we have dramatically improved the dental crown experience for our patients in Sacramento, CA. At Midtown Dental, we recently acquired the CEREC 3D CAD/CAM technology, which makes “one-visit crowns” a reality for our patients.

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Gum Diseases & Your Overall Health

Most of us can grasp the idea of tooth decay, but we often forget that the gums supporting the teeth can also get infected and be of equal importance to our dental health. Gum or periodontal disease is mainly the result of infections and inflammation of the gums and bone that surround and support the teeth. In its early stage, called gingivitis, the gums can become swollen and red, and they may bleed. In its more serious form, called periodontitis, the gums can pull away from the tooth, bone can irreversibly be lost, and the teeth may loosen or even fall out.

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Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

Dental implants are the best option for strong, natural looking replacements for single or multiple missing teeth. Dr. Jenny Apekian can help those patients in Sacramento, California who wish to replace a missing tooth with a more long-lasting and natural feeling option than dentures or bridges. Typically made from titanium, dental implants are utilized for the restoration of missing teeth. These implants are being placed within the jawbone and serve as a platform to retain the implant crown, thereby restoring the missing tooth.

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Sick of Your Crooked Teeth? Invisalign Can Help!

Getting straight teeth may be easier than you think. Gone are the days of metal wires and painful adjustment appointments. Now, Invisalign in Sacramento offers a nearly invisible, painless path to perfect teeth.

Invisalign offers Sacramento a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligner trays created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you…

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