Monday, February 13, 2017

Say I Do...To Your Smile

Recently engaged?  Congratulations!!  This is definitely an exciting time for you and your fiancĂ©.  Your “To Do” list likely includes - picking a dress, reserving a venue, assembling your bridal party, finding a florist, scheduling a caterer and the list goes on, but have you picked a dentist? Now that might sound like a strange question, but it is one that many of our patients are glad that they did before they walked down the isle.

Why Should I Pick a Dentist before My Wedding?

Having a smile that you love will not only give you the confidence as you walk down the aisle, but it will provide lasting memories in the photos that are captured on your special day.  Not to mention, good oral health is a great way to take care of yourself. 

Give Yourself a Smile Makeover

We absolutely love providing smile makeovers for our patients and changing people’s lives! We have seen quite a few patients over the years become more self-confident, more radiant and more willing to show off their smile in social situations by having fixed chipped teeth or by having closed spaces with veneers or with simple teeth whitening.

Our smile makeovers help patients to achieve the beautiful, natural look they seek. We can reshape your natural teeth to make them straighter or more youthful in appeal.  We can brighten stained, discolored, or dull teeth with Zoom Laser Whitening.

Whiten Your Smile

When it comes to whitening your smile there are several options available from simple to more advanced.  The best option differs for everyone, so we recommend that you schedule a smile consultation first, so our dentists can meet with you, discuss the results that you want to achieve and then make suggestions for you based on your needs and the timeline you’d like to achieve your results in.


Invisalign braces provide an undetectable way to get straight teeth without metal braces or wires. Invisalign is a series of clear, molded removable braces that gradually achieve straight teeth.

Looking for Quick Results?

In as little as two weeks you can go from discolored and/or crowded teeth to a perfect smile with “Instant Orthodontics”.  This is a combination of Porcelain Veneers and Bonded Porcelain Restorations, which are widely accepted as the benchmark of conservative cosmetic dentistry. They are used to mask discolored and/or poorly-shaped teeth, or to create a Hollywood smile through the use of ultra-thin shells of porcelain.

You have a lot to smile about, so take the steps to love your smile!

Your Auburn Dental Aesthetics Team

Friday, December 30, 2016

Thank You for a Wonderful 2016!

It is hard to believe that there are only a couple days left of 2016. This year has definitely flown by. We wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of our amazing patients for making 2016 such a spectacular year.

Thanks to the generosity of our patients we were able to donate to Albie Aware, a local non-profit whose goal is to raise money to help others in the community who are battling cancer. Your charitableness through our Smiles For Life Fundraiser also allowed us to donate to children around the world, as well as to another amazing local non-profit, Child Advocates of Placer County (CASA). Their mission is to connect foster youth, at risk youth and young adults with well-trained caring and reliable adult mentors and Court Appointed Special Advocates. Our final fundraising event for the year allowed us to help local families who are struggling to put food on the table. We appreciate everyone who donated non-perishable food items to our “Fill The Barrel” for the Placer Food Bank

As we look ahead to 2017 we are excited for the opportunities to further serve our community, to help our patients achieve the smiles they deserve and to see all of your beautiful smiles!

Your Auburn Dental Aesthetics Team

Monday, November 21, 2016

Looking to LOVE Your Smile in 2017?

Now is the perfect time to invest in your best investment - YOURSELF! Start your New Year’s Resolution early by giving yourself the gift of a great smile. Auburn Dental Aesthetics would like to make this resolution a reality. Now through December 15th we have teamed up with Invisalign to provide patients with a special offer that gives you $500 towards Invisalign® and FREE smile whitening. (**Discount applies to Full Invisalign Cases Only**)

Why is this the Perfect Time to Begin Invisalign?

With the end of the year is fast approaching you are running out of time to utilize your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and if don’t utilize that money who have diligently saved throughout the year you could lose it. The good news is you may apply your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) toward Invisalign treatment.

What is Invisalign?

When you think of braces, you probably picture metal brackets and wires that are adhesively bonded to teeth in order to move them into proper alignment. Well, try to picture braces that are practically invisible and you’ll have Invisalign in mind.

Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to correct a variety of malocclusions, from underbites, overbites and crossbites to rotated teeth and overcrowding. The aligners arrive at the office of your Denver dentist in pairs and in a sequential series. All you have to do is wear each pair for about two weeks, throw them away and then move on to the next set. In short time you will begin to see the Invisalign clear braces starting to take effect and your teeth will become straighter and straighter.

The Other Advantage of Invisalign

That Invisalign braces are clear is an obvious advantage. What may not be as obvious are the benefits of being able to remove these braces. First, because you can take them out anytime you want to eat—breakfast, lunch, and dinner and for healthy in-between snacks—you can enjoy all the foods that you normally eat. There are no diet restrictions with Invisalign, which is usually the case when a person is wearing traditional braces.

In addition, cleaning and flossing your teeth is no different than usual because you can remove the aligners. You’ll be able to maintain your regular oral hygiene routine at home, thereby avoiding tooth decay and gum disease that are often a greater risk with traditional braces.  Learn more by visiting our website.

Teeth Whitening

Throughout your Invisalign Treatment you will also have the opportunity to use your aligners to whiten your new smile. This is perfect for patients whose teeth have yellowed due to coffee, red wine, juices and aging.

During your appointments a whitening gel will be providing that you may utilize during your Invisalign treatment. Whitening your smile will help to make your even more confident to share your new dazzling smile.

Now is the Time

Take advantage of our special offer for Invisalign and FREE teeth whitening. You can relax knowing that your treatment is being diagnosed and carried out by an Invisalign-trained dentist, and enjoy the convenience and comfort of treatment at our practice. Please contact our practice today to request an appointment and to take advantage of this limited time offer, (530) 888-9764.

Your Auburn Dental Aesthetics Team

Monday, October 24, 2016

Donate and Be Entered to Win our Breast Cancer Awareness Gift Basket

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and your Auburn Dental Aesthetics Team is helping to spread awareness, while supporting one of our amazing local non-profits, Albie Aware.  Albie Aware's mission is to save more lives and empower people with breast cancer through awareness, education and support.

This Foundation was created in memory of Albie Carson who succumbed to breast cancer on July 4, 2002. Albie was a 50-year resident of Sacramento where she attended school, raised a family, and made a career in real estate.

Albie Aware provide’s assistance for life-saving diagnostic testing, patient advocacy, prevention education and compassionate support to local individuals facing or fighting breast cancer.

In an effort to spread awareness we are asking everyone to Take the Pledge to Donate to Albie Aware.  Your donation will help them provide services such as resources, education, advocacy, co-pay assistance, testing and more.

It's simple to enter our Think Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Giveaway

  • Start by Taking the Pledge to Donate to Albie Aware         
  • Donate online at  
  • Fill out our Albie Aware Pink Ribbon Card, located at our practice, with your name and a special message for encouragement, in memory or in honor of someone. 
  • Send our practice a copy of your donation receipt at or snap a picture of yourself with your donation, share on Facebook and tag Auburn Dental Aesthetics in your post.

You do not have to come to the practice to enter.  You do need to let us know that you are taking the pledge to donate and one of our team member will fill out the Pink Ribbon card on your behalf.  Please feel free to invite friends and family to enter as well.

Everyone who participates will be entered into a drawing for our Think Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Gift Basket!  Our gift basket includes a limited edition Pink Sonicare Toothbrush, Pink Albie Aware Dutch Brother's 20oz Tumbler with a gift card for a free drink and several more items to get you to think pink for breast cancer awareness.  

Thank you in advance for your donations and for helping us to spread awareness!

                                          Your Auburn Dental Aesthetics Team

Friday, September 30, 2016

A Healthy Diet & Your Teeth

You’re a model patient and take exceptional care of your smile.  You brush twice daily, floss once daily and visit our practice at least every six months for a cleaning and exam. However, no matter how on top of these things you are, it is not all that can be considered when looking at your oral health.

Have You Considered Your Diet?

Patients will often overlook the importance of their diet as it relates to the health of their mouth, and not just the size of their waists. To help you make some healthier picks for both of these issues, below we have suggested some of our top picks for a healthier dental diet.

Water: everyone’s favorite drink to stay hydrated is also a top pick for excellent oral health. Water helps stimulate saliva, which can help protect the teeth, and also assists with speech and digestion. Water also has the ability to get in between the teeth seamlessly, so can also wash away any lingering or stuck food particles left over there too.  Another great reason to drink water is the fact that it does not contain sugar.  Several beverages options that people consume daily contain high amounts of sugar and are very acidic.  This combination = tooth decay.

Whole Grain: white rice or brown? Whole grain bread or white? By choosing the whole grain option in these and so many other examples, you can be adding a boost of vitamins and nutrients to your diet that helps out your smile. Not to mention, by choosing these over the starchy white counterparts, you are also cutting down on the amount of sugar you take in, which can lessen instances of decay.

Veggies: dark, leafy veggies, in particular, are best here. Think bok choy or broccoli, both with an ability to add some calcium to your diet, which helps strengthen and protect your smile. They also can pair nicely with the last example too…

Dairy: anyone for broccoli and cheese? Yes, cheese, yogurt, low-fat milk and more can also add calcium to your diet, besides being tasty. Calcium helps strengthen the gums, teeth, and bones that hold them in place too.

As always your Auburn Dental Aesthetics Team is here if you should have any questions regarding your oral care.  If you experience dietary changes or changes in your medical history, please contact our practice to learn how these changes may impact your dental health.

Your Auburn Dental Aesthetics Team

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Friday, July 29, 2016

Thirsty? You Favorite Drink May Be Causing Long Term Dental Damage

It is definitely hot outside and reaching for a cool refreshing drink is a top priority, but it is important to consider your beverage of choice and the effects it will have on your teeth.  Energy and sports drinks are definitely popular, but did you know that these drinks can be extremely damaging to your teeth?

Sports and Energy Drinks Are Highly Acidic

It’s important to remember the purposes of each of these drinks so as not to consume them more often than you should. Energy drinks may provide a pick-me-up during a long day at work, but drinking one or more energy drinks everyday can damage your teeth in the long run.

Sports drinks were made to keep your body hydrated and energized during bouts of intense exercise. While they may be beneficial during a good workout, these drinks should never take the place of water and should not be consumed casually or on a daily basis.

The reason for this is that both energy and sports drinks are highly acidic. Regularly consuming food or drink with high acidity levels wears away your tooth enamel. This makes teeth more susceptible to cavities, tooth discoloration, and sensitivity.

The Combination of Sugar and Acid Packs a Mean Punch

Energy and sports drinks launch a twofold attack on your teeth: while acid weakens the enamel, sugar feeds cavity-causing bacteria and contributes to decay. Not a good combo! While sugar-free options are available, the majority of these types of drinks are chock full of sugar. Unfortunately, even the sugar-free versions are still as acidic as their sweet counterparts.

Know The Facts, Protect Your Smile

Believe it or not, the adverse effects these drinks have on teeth isn’t widely known. With 30 to 50 percent of U.S. teens consuming energy drinks, and as many as 62 percent consuming at least one sports drink per day, it’s important that people understand how damaging they can be to teeth.

If you have more questions about sports or energy drinks, call us or send us a Facebook message!

Your Auburn Dental Aethetics Team

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Tips for a Healthy Mouth for the Senior in Your Life

More than 65 million people, 29% of the U.S. population, provide care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aged family member or friend during any given year and spend an average of 20 hours per week providing care for their loved one.  If you are a caregiver for a family member or friend this task can be both rewarding and overwhelming.  It is important to not neglect dental care since a healthy mouth is vitally important to their overall health, nutrition and well-being. Because of the aging process, this can be challenging.

Here are 4 areas where you should focus your attention to assure the senior adult in your life has the healthiest mouth possible.

Make adjustments for hygiene. As we grow older, arthritis and similar conditions make brushing and flossing difficult to perform. You can help your senior adult keep up these vital tasks by switching to a powered toothbrush or refitting their brush with a bike handle or tennis ball to make gripping easier. Pre-loaded floss holders or water irrigators are effective alternatives to manual flossing if it becomes too difficult.

Have dentures or other appliances checked regularly. Many older people wear full or partial dentures. Due to the nature of these appliances, the risk of bone loss over time is greater, which can eventually affect their fit. Their dentist should check them regularly and reline or repair them if possible. Eventually, they may need a new appliance to match any changing contours in the mouth.

Be aware of age-related dental issues. Age-related conditions of both the mouth and the body (like osteoporosis, which can affect bone density) can impact dental health. For example, an older person can develop lower saliva flow, often due to medications they’re taking. This, as well as gastric reflux common in older people, increases acidity and a higher risk of tooth decay. Past dental work like fillings, crowns or bridges may also make hygiene and additional treatment more difficult.

Keep up regular dental visits. In light of all this, it’s crucial to keep up with regular dental visits for continuing teeth and gum health. Besides cleanings, these visits are also important for monitoring signs of tooth decay, periodontal (gum) disease and oral cancer. It’s also a good opportunity to gauge the effectiveness of their hygiene efforts and suggest adjustments.

It is important to stick to a routine when caring for someone.  Use a calendar to keep track of all of their appointments and to stay up to date.  Don't forget to schedule time to take care of yourself as well.  In the event that you notice any change or even if you simply have a question, feel free to contact our office.  

Your Auburn Dental Aesthetics Team

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