Get Ready for the Wedding!

Wedding Day

September and October are two of the most popular months in the United States for weddings. During these joyful ceremonies, the bride, groom and their retinues probably appear in more pictures than on any other single day of their life! So it pays to make sure that their smiles look the brightest they can be. […]

Twenty Years of Invisalign

Invisalign 20th Anniversary

Align Technology first introduced clear orthodontic aligners in 1998. Twenty years later, the Invisalign product is tremendously better. Through clinical trials, in-house research, and close contact with dentists and orthodontists throughout North America and the world, Invisalign has become the finest form of clear plastic aligners available. Therefore, the Marconi Dental Group is pleased to […]

What Are Bioactive Materials in Dentistry?

Bioactive Materials

You may hear the term bioactive materials used in relation to dentistry. What is a bioactive material? How are bioactive materials used during dental procedures? The Marconi Dental Group wants its patients to be informed about developments in dentistry, so here is some straightforward information about bioactive materials. Bioactive Materials Defined The American Dental Association […]

The Joys of Novocaine!

Young female dentist giving anesthesia to the patient before dental surgery.

Long the standard in local anesthesia for dentistry, Novocaine helps patients undergo procedures that otherwise might be impossible due to pain. The aftereffects, however, are seldom appreciated. The drooling, slurred speech and numbness are legendary and the source of many stories that are funny for friends and family, but seldom the patient. While no one […]

Need for Dentures Rises

Need for Dentures Rising

The relative dental health of adults in California is quite good. For example, in one analysis, only 5-7% of Californians had lost six or more teeth before the age of 64. Out of all 50 states, only Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, North Dakota and Minnesota shared this distinction. Nevertheless, throughout the nation the expected need for […]

Why You Want an On-site Dental Technician

Dental Technician

The Marconi Dental Group prides itself on offering a complete suite of dental services. This goes beyond the work that occurs in the dental chair on the part of our staff of assistants, hygienists, general dentists and dental specialists. It also includes the labor of our master dental technician, creating crowns, bridges, veneers and dentures […]

The Real Difference Between Dolphins and Porpoises

The difference between dolphins and porpoises lies in the teeth.

Ask someone about the difference between a dolphin and a porpoise and they may point to the two species closest to us here in Sacramento. The San Francisco Bay is home to both bottlenose dolphins (Turciops truncatus, above) and harbor porpoises (Phoecoena phoecoena). Looking at them, you notice that our local dolphin has a long […]

What is a Dental Technician?

Dental Technician

Walk through a dental lab and you smell the scents of craftwork. Wax, ceramics, acrylics, porcelain, plaster, kilns for heating dental products and forges for melting metals combine to create a distinctive odor. Work is taking place! Molds of teeth, of entire jawlines, copies of patients’ problems waiting for solutions occupy available desk space. Right […]

What Does a Periodontist Do?

Periodontist

Visit Carmichael’s Marconi Dental Group and you may notice that our practice includes a number of different dental specialists. Our dentists would like to explain just what each of these specialties involve and why you should be pleased that such procedural experts are a part of our dental team. To start, let us consider the […]

What is the Academy of General Dentistry?

Marconi Dental Group

Both Dr. Ashkan Alizadeh and Dr. Maryam Saleh of Carmichael’s Marconi Dental Group are associated with the Academy of General Dentistry. What is the Academy of General Dentistry? Why should it make you more confident in our practice as a center for dentistry? The Academy of General Dentistry Explained Dentists are already expected to study […]

Recycling Dental Amalgam

A tooth with a mercury amalgam filling.

Dental amalgam accounts for about 1% of all the mercury waste produced in the United States, a very small amount. Still, this means that nearly four tons of mercury goes to wastewater treatment plants from dental practices. Although dental amalgam is a safe, inert form of mercury, proper disposal is still necessary to prevent contamination […]

The Blog is Back!

Marconi Dental Group

The Marconi Dental Group blog is back in town after a brief hiatus! In the past, we offered a regular weekly to semi-weekly blog article that highlighted one or more of the following topics: Information about dental health Information about dentistry Features on staff members or our practice Updates on dental technology Special offers from […]

Marconi Dental Group Serves in Dominican Republic

The Marconi Dental Group enjoys being involved with the community of Carmichael and beyond. Therefore, a team composed of staff members from our practice and led by Dr. Ashkan Alizadeh went to the Dominican Republic from March 3rd to the 10th, 2018. There they performed over four hundred procedures and treatments for small villages of […]

Choose Dental Sedation

For some, there’s no fear deeper than scheduling a visit with their dentist. Lots of people let it prevent them from having their regular cleanings! At our Carmichael office, we don’t want anything to come between you and the best dental care possible; that’s why Marconi Dental Group offers convenient and distinct levels of dental sedation for […]

Do You Snore?

If your nightly slumber is more like sawing logs, than peaceful sleeping, you might have a condition known as sleep apnea. This common disorder is caused when your airway becomes blocked, and your breathing is closed off. As your lungs struggle to draw in air, snoring or gasping in your sleep, can occur. Marconi Dental can work with […]

Professional Teeth Whitening in Carmichael: Why It’s Worth It

In spite of buying the best toothbrush or toothpaste out there, it’s likely that you still suffer from stains on your teeth.  Yellowing occurs naturally as your teeth age, but can also be caused by the beverages you enjoy, medications that you take, and tobacco habits. If you want to enjoy younger looking, brighter teeth, […]

Choose Dental Sedation in Carmichael for a More Relaxing Appointment

For some, there’s no fear deeper than scheduling a visit with their dentist. Lots of people let it prevent them from having their regular cleanings! At our Carmichael office, we don’t want anything to come between you and the best dental care possible; that’s why Marconi Dental Group offers convenient and distinct levels of dental […]

New Year. New Smile

One of the easiest, and most dramatic, resolutions you can make this year is to enhance the appearance of your smile. You don’t have to count calories or visit the gym to improve your appearance – all you have to do is schedule a consultation with Marconi Dental Group. In just a few appointments, you […]

Carmichael Accelerated Ortho: Six Month Smiles

Are you looking for a way to straighten the teeth toward the front of your mouth? Conventional braces address your entire bite. This requires slow and systematic movements until the entire arch is aligned. In some cases, the front teeth might be the very last ones to be straightened. What if you could straighten your […]

4 Signs You’re Flossing Wrong

Are you tired of getting a lecture on flossing every time you get your teeth cleaned or come in for a check-up? Flossing plays an important role in the health and longevity of your smile. Without it, you could easily develop gum disease and suffer future tooth loss. But did you know that flossing incorrectly […]