May 16th, 2013
At Richard D. Talbot, DMD, MS, Inc., we know having an attractive smile puts a spring in your step, as well as increases your self-confidence, no matter if you’re a teen or an adult. Smiling not only puts people in a good mood, but doing it often can even help you live longer!
If you’ve been hiding your smile because you have crooked teeth or gaps between your teeth, it’s time to consider orthodontic treatment with Dr. Richard Talbot. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn how quickly and efficiently today’s advanced techniques can straighten your smile! And if you are apprehensive about traditional braces, clear aligners can be a great treatment option.
Don’t hide your smile any longer. Give us a call today to schedule your or your child’s orthodontic consultation at our convenient Citrus Heights or Roseville, CA office. See you soon!
May 10th, 2013
Dr. Talbot and his team would like to send out early congratulations to our patients and their families who are graduating this year! This is an amazing milestone to celebrate but also the beginning of a new era in the lives of our young adults. As family and friends we want to equip them with everything we have give them confidence and see them succeed.
Have you ever thought of giving a beautiful smile to someone you love? A beautiful smile is a priceless gift. There are many options to achieve straight and beautiful teeth. Dr. Talbot offers the latest in technology in orthodontic treatment. Invisalign and InOvation braces are an excellent way to reach the goal of straight teeth.
A person’s smile is the first impression that we get when we meet someone. When we have straight beautiful teeth, we gain confidence and poise. So be a confidence builder and give the gift of orthodontic treatment to your graduate. This gift will last a lifetime and summer is a perfect time to start! Call Dr. Dr. Talbot’s office today and schedule a complimentary exam.
May 9th, 2013
So, you just got your braces on, and you’re wondering why you should continue visiting your general dentist since you’re seeing Dr. Richard Talbot every other month. Patients always ask us if they should continue to see their dentist while in orthodontic treatment. In short, the answer is yes.
Today, we thought we would share a few reasons why it’s crucial to keep up with your regular visits with your dentist in addition to coming in for your regular adjustments at Richard D. Talbot, DMD, MS, Inc..
One of the best reasons to visit your dentist while you undergo orthodontic treatment is to remove plaque and tartar. Having braces provides additional nooks and crannies in which food particles and bacteria can hide. Eventually, plaque and tartar can form around your brackets, bands or other appliances which can lead to cavities. Having your teeth professionally cleaned can help ensure most, if not all, plaque and tartar is removed. Even if you are undergoing clear aligner treatment, dental checkups and cleanings are equally as important.
The next reason to visit a dentist is to help protect your teeth from decalcification, or the loss of calcium in your teeth. A potentially serious condition in which white spots on your tooth surfaces, decalcification is irreversible and if left untreated, can lead to cavities. Decalcification is preventable; patients who cut down on sugary sweets and acidic foods, practice good oral hygiene, and visit their dentist regularly can help prevent decalcification.
The final reason we recommend visiting your dentist while you have braces is this: cavities can prolong your treatment. If you are interested in completing your orthodontic treatment on time and without any delays, visiting your dentist every six months or as recommended can go a long way toward making that a realistic goal. Your dentist can provide fluoride treatments or other treatments that strengthen your teeth and protect them from cavities.
Making sure to visit your dentist will help ensure your teeth look their best once your braces come off. If you do not have a general dentist and would like a recommendation on finding one in the Citrus Heights or Roseville, CA area, please give us a call or let us know at your next adjustment appointment!
May 2nd, 2013
Did you know the month of May is designated National Physical Fitness and Sports Month? After all, there isn’t a better time to celebrate physical activity as when the warm weather and sunshine makes its way back into our lives!
Now that the flowers are in bloom and the weather has warmed up, it’s easier to go outside and soak up the sun. After spending the winter working out in gyms or doing crunches at home, exercising outdoors can be a lot more enjoyable as well. Whether you enjoy hikes, jogging, or biking, spring gives us a chance to smell the grass, take in the rays, and enjoy the blue sky—all senses that we just can’t duplicate at the gym.
If jogging or biking isn’t your cup of tea, we encourage you to try a sport! Sports have some amazing qualities that we often overlook. Team sports like baseball and soccer, and individual sports like golf and tennis can improve your coordination and agility, in addition to building determination, confidence, drive, hard-work, pride, leadership, and time management.
At Richard D. Talbot, DMD, MS, Inc., we always encourage our patients to stay fit by exercising or participating in sports. However, we want to remind you to always wear a mouthguard or other form of facial protection when playing sports. To learn more about how often your child should exercise, or to ask us about obtaining a mouthguard, please give us a call!