News and Oral Health


The latest information oral health, dental care, dental implants and oral hygiene. Tehachapi dental news, press releases and announcements from Sedation and Implant Dentistry of Tehachapi.


November 16, 2023 Procedures1

When you’re missing a tooth, it’s more than just a cosmetic problem. Tooth loss can affect the health of your entire mouth. As you rely on your remaining teeth to do all the heavy lifting, they may begin to wear out prematurely or even crack under the pressure. What’s more, having a missing tooth can impact your bite and your speech, and you may even experience headaches or jaw pain.


October 12, 2023 Procedures0

We have received quite a few questions about dental implants from patients like you here in Tehachapi, CA. But we have realized that a lot of these questions are pretty similar. We’ve compiled the most common ones we’ve heard here and have answered them for your convenience.


September 14, 2023 Procedures0

Did you know some studies show that one-third of adults in the U.S. are unhappy with their smile? That’s a surprising statistic, especially considering the variety of dental options available to brighten smiles and fix crooked, damaged, or missing teeth. Dental veneers are one of the most popular and time saving options for improving the appearance of teeth. Dental veneers consist of a fingernail-thin porcelain or composite shell that is bonded to the surface of your teeth and can be used to address a range of cosmetic dental issues at a fraction of the cost of other procedures. If you’re thinking of improving your smile with dental veneers, here’s what you need to know.


August 31, 2023 Procedures0

Dental implants aren’t the only option for tooth replacements. Two of the most common treatments outside of implants are dentures and dental bridges, and many patients may not know the difference between all three of these. Take a look below as we lay out the pros and cons of each treatment, and discover what works for you.


August 23, 2023 Procedures0

For many years, braces were the only option for teens and adults looking to straighten their teeth, but advancements in orthodontics have resulted in another option, Invisalign also called clear aligners. Invisalign and braces are both effective in shifting teeth into their proper position over time, but the treatments have many differences. If you’re looking to improve your smile but you’re not sure which orthodontic treatment is right for you, here are the main differences between Invisalign and traditional braces.


August 9, 2023 Procedures0

The average age range for getting braces is anywhere from age 9 to 19, there is no one-size-fits all approach to timing or treatment plans. It may be helpful to know the signs that a dentists uses to determine when your child needs braces.


July 20, 2023 Procedures0

Not all people are good candidates for dental implants. People with periodontal disease are not good candidates for dental implants because gum disease debilitates the tissue and bone. Additionally, people with low bone volume are not good candidates for dental implants because there isn’t enough bone to secure the dental implants in place. However, there are treatments that can rejuvenate the gums and jawbone which increase your candidacy for dental implants.


June 28, 2023 Procedures0

Dental anxiety affects 36% of people in the United States and 12% of these people have extreme fear. Dental phobia can make people avoid going to the dentist entirely. Sedation dentistry allows patients to receive dental treatments safely and comfortably when visiting the dentist. It involves administering medication to help patients feel relaxed and calm, but they are not fully asleep.

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