Tooth Anatomy

Know Your Teeth, Inside and Out!

Learn Your Tooth Anatomy, Shape, and Function Teeth differ in shape depending on their function & position in the mouth. On the inside, however, they all share the same basic anatomy. Parts of a Tooth Crown: the visible, chewing portion of the tooth. Root: the portion of the tooth hidden by the gums, it anchors […]

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Dental Exam

Become a “Regular” Patient

And Come Visit us at Mark Backhus, DDS! Professional teeth cleanings and dental checkups in Carmichael, CA As a patient, receiving regular dental checkups and cleanings (along with proper at-home brushing and flossing) is the best thing you can do for your dental health. With regular care, we can clean those hard-to-reach areas before they […]

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Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride Treatments for Kids

Children’s Fluoride Treatments available in Carmichael, CA Fluoride plays an important role in the development of children’s teeth. Fluoride is often found naturally in water, soil, air, and many foods. It is absorbed easily into tooth enamel, especially in the growing teeth of children from 6 months to 16 years old. Once teeth are fully […]

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Porcelain Veneers

Getting Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers to Enhance Your Teeth Repair minor imperfections or completely transform your smile! Porcelain veneers are one of the ways cosmetic dentistry can make your teeth look great! We can use a single veneer to fix minor imperfections, or completely transform your smile with veneers on all your prominent visible teeth. Nobody (but your […]

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Dental Insurance Claim Forms

Do You Have Dental Insurance?

Get to Know Your Insurance Plan! And call us if you have any questions. Dental insurance comes in many varieties, so every patient should examine their contract, read all the terms carefully, and see how it shapes up! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call our office at (916) 483-3417. What to […]

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Before and After Teeth Whitening

Why Do Teeth Change Color?

Tooth Color Changes with Age & Use Find out what simple cosmetic dentistry can do to help! Our teeth start out white, but they naturally change color due to aging and with everyday use. While teeth typically grow darker and begin to yellow at around age 30, this can happen much sooner without proper brushing, […]

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Dentist Tools

What is a Deep Cleaning?

Deep Cleaning Dental Appointments in Carmichael, CA If it’s been a while since your last check-up, we may recommend a deep cleaning. Even if you brush and floss regularly—tartar, plaque, and/or calculus accumulates on teeth in those hard-to-reach places. If this harmful material isn’t removed, then it can cause cavities, tooth decay, and periodontal disease […]

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Before and After Composite Fillings

Amalgam & Silver Filling Removal

Metal-Free, Tooth-Colored Fillings in Carmichael, CA Fix cavities or replace old mercury amalgams with tooth-colored fillings. Chewing puts incredible stresses on teeth. That’s why, in the past, filling cavities and restoring damaged teeth usually involved metals such as gold, silver, or an amalgam. (A mixture of metals, including mercury.) Today, you have a choice of […]

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Dental Night Guards

Night Guards for Teeth Grinding

Protective Dental Night Guards in Carmichael, CA Custom-fitted night guards to protect teeth from nighttime grinding (bruxism). Bruxism is the clenching or grinding of teeth. It’s a fairly common habit with about 1 in 3 exhibiting the behavior, yet most don’t even realize they’re affected. Many times it occurs while sleeping at night, usually due […]

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