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By DiMariano Family Dentistry
March 13, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Even if you don’t think that your smile can look any better than it already does, it’s still worthwhile to go to a cosmetic consultation with your dental contouringdentist. You may be surprised to learn that minor dental work can be done to significantly improve the shape and contour of your teeth. Find out how a cosmetic dentist at DiMariano Family Dentistry & Orthodontics in Folsom, CA can make your smile look more perfect using a procedure called cosmetic contouring.

What Is Cosmetic Contouring?
Each of your teeth has a natural contour that makes it visually pleasing. Over time those contours can become rough, jagged, irregular, or square in shape. Cosmetic contouring is the process of smoothing out those edges to restore your smile to its ideal shape. Your dentist uses a drill or laser tool to carefully remove a tiny amount of enamel to achieve the ideal look. The final step is polishing the teeth until they shine.

The Finishing Touch...
Many dentists use cosmetic contouring as the “finishing touch” on a smile that has already been cosmetically enhanced in some way. For instance, after an Invisalign treatment or dental crowns, the teeth are contoured and polished to give them a more natural look. The entire procedure usually takes about 30 minutes or less with your Folsom cosmetic dentist. If needed, bonding material can be added to the teeth before they’re reshaped. 

An Alternative to Veneers or Braces
If you’ve been thinking about getting veneers or braces, but you want to go with a temporary solution, consider cosmetic contouring. It is an inexpensive and fast treatment compared to those other solutions. If you have an important upcoming social event, this will spruce up your smile before the date. You can count on the results lasting for at least five years before you need a touch-up.

A Step Closer to Perfection in One Appointment
Your cosmetic dentist can achieve a level of perfection with cosmetic contouring. Call (916) 983-6655 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shaina DiMariano at her office in Folsom, CA.

By DiMariano Family Dentistry
January 17, 2018
Category: Oral Health

Proper oral hygiene and good dental health are paramount to keeping your teeth healthy, clean, and free from uncomfortable pediatric dentistrycomplications. Starting good habits early is key to maintaining good oral health throughout life. But what makes pediatric dentistry important and how does it work? Find out more about the particulars of pediatric dentistry with Dr. Shaina DiMariano at DiMariano Family Dentistry and Orthodontics in Folsom, CA.

What makes pediatric dentistry important? 
Pediatric dentistry focuses on treating patients from infancy through their teen years. Family dentists allow patients to see the same dental professionals their whole life, ensuring that dental anxiety is kept to a minimum by establishing a solid relationship between patient and dentist. Additionally, seeing the dentist from an early age gives your dentist the chance to regularly remove plaque and tartar from the teeth to ensure that decay and gum disease stops before it begins.

When should my child begin seeing their dentist? 
The American Dental Association suggests that children see their dentist for the first time within six months of getting their first tooth, but no later than their first birthday. While the first dental visit is normally more of an introduction than an examination, your dentist will still examine your children’s existing teeth and ensure that their oral tissues are healthy. Starting the connection between your child and their dentist this early helps your child get to know the dentist and their dentist to get to know them.

Pediatric Dentistry in Folsom, CA
If your child has gotten their first tooth, it may be time to begin arrangements for their first dental appointment. Consult with your dentist to determine the best schedule for your child’s regular examinations and cleanings. Between appointments, help your child keep their teeth healthy by brushing at least twice daily and flossing at least once.

For more information on pediatric dentistry, please contact Dr. Shaina DiMariano at DiMariano Family Dentistry and Orthodontics in Folsom, CA. Call (916) 983-6655 to schedule your appointment with Dr. DiMariano today!

By DiMariano Family Dentistry
October 30, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Show off a smile you love by improving imperfections in your teeth with cosmetic dentistry. There are a variety of cosmetic dental cosmetic dentistryprocedures for correcting such problems as stains, chips, cracks, or discolorations. For instance, veneers can hide cracks or stains, while dental bonding and contouring can give misshapen teeth a dramatic new look. At DiMariano Family Dentistry & Orthodontics, Dr. Shaina DiMariano is your Folsom, CA cosmetic dentist for bonding, contouring, veneers, and more!

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry can transform the appearance of your teeth and give you a smile you love. There are cosmetic dental procedures for fixing a chipped tooth, closing gaps between teeth, and whitening dingy or yellowed teeth. Many other imperfections can be corrected with cosmetic dentistry, as well. Your Folsom cosmetic dentist can recommend the right procedures for correcting the problems of concern to you. Some of the different types of cosmetic dental procedures available include:

  • Dental crowns
  • Veneers
  • Bonding
  • Contouring
  • Teeth whitening

Dental crowns and veneers both offer the possibility of totally transforming the look of problem teeth. A crown is placed over the problem tooth, much like a cap, and completely encapsulates the tooth. A veneer is applied to the front of a problem tooth. In both cases, the problem tooth is given a new look. Both crowns and veneers are commonly made from either porcelain or a resin material and can be color-matched to the surrounding teeth for a completely natural look.

Bonding and contouring provide additional options for transforming the look of problem teeth. For dental bonding, a resin material is used to fix teeth that are chipped or cracked. The material is applied over the problem area, then dried. As it dries, the resin material bonds with the tooth. The result is a tooth free of chips, cracks, or other problems. Contouring can be used to reshape teeth that overlap one another or are misshaped. A small amount of enamel is strategically removed from the problem tooth as the dentist sculpts a new shape for it.

If you just don’t love your smile due to one or more cosmetic imperfections, cosmetic dentistry can help. A cosmetic dentist can help you achieve a smile you will love. To schedule a consolation with Dr. DiMariano, your Folsom, CA cosmetic dentist, call DiMariano Family Dentistry & Orthodontics at (916) 983-6655.

By DiMariano Family Dentistry
September 11, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces   orthodontics  

Braces can give you straighter teeth and a beautiful smile. In the past, achieving a straighter smile was limited to traditional metal braces. bracesHowever, there are now several types of braces to choose from, including clear ceramic braces, lingual braces, clear aligners and traditional metal braces. Your orthodontist can help you select the type of braces best suited your needs. At DiMariano Family Dentistry & Orthodontics in Folsom, CA, Dr. Shaina DiMariano can evaluate your teeth and recommend the right type of braces for you.

Braces & Aligners

The different types of braces all deliver a straighter smile over time. Some types of braces can also correct misaligned bites, including overbites or underbites. Depending on your teeth and your bite, your orthodontist in Folsom can determine which type of braces are most appropriate to correct and improve your smile. Four main types of braces available at DiMariano Family Dentistry & Orthodontics include:

  • Traditional Metal Braces
  • Clear Ceramic Braces
  • Lingual Braces
  • Clear Aligners

Traditional metal braces, clear ceramic braces and lingual braces all share several similarities. For instance, they all rely on the use of brackets and wires to move the teeth. With both traditional metal and clear ceramic braces, the brackets are mounted to the front of the teeth. With lingual braces, the brackets are affixed to the back of the teeth making them virtually unnoticeable to others. Since ceramic braces are clear, they are also less noticeable than traditional metal braces.

Clear aligners provide an alternative to the brackets and wires associated with the other three types of braces. Clear aligners utilize soft, plastic aligner trays that fit over the top and bottom rows of teeth. Positioning of the teeth inside the trays is customized for each patient. New trays are provided every few weeks as the teeth gradually move into the desired position. Clear aligners offer several distinct advantages over other types of braces. The trays are soft and comfortable, clear and inconspicuous and can be removed when eating or to brush and floss.

Whether you wish to straighten your smile, correct a misaligned bite or both, several types of braces are available to accomplish your goals. To determine which type might be right for you, schedule a consolation with Dr. DiMariano, your Folsom, CA orthodontist, by calling DiMariano Family Dentistry & Orthodontics at (916) 983-6655.

By DiMariano Family Dentistry
July 13, 2017
Tags: orthodontics  

How orthodontic treatment from your Folsom dentist can help you

Everyone knows how orthodontic treatment can make your smile look better, but did you know that orthodontics can also improve the health of your smile? In fact, there are many benefits of orthodontic treatment and Dr. Shaina DiMariano at DiMariano Family Dentistry & Orthodontics in Folsom, CA wants to share the benefits with you.

It’s no secret that straight teeth are more cosmetically beautiful than rotated, twisted teeth. A straight smile can enhance your self-esteem and self-confidence. Straight teeth make you want to smile, increasing your comfort level in social situations.

Orthodontic treatment also makes your teeth easier to clean. Brushing is more effective, and flossing becomes a breeze! No more getting floss caught in between tight, rotated teeth. When you can brush and floss easily, you are more likely to clean your teeth regularly. Regular oral hygiene dramatically decreases your chances of tooth decay, gum and periodontal disease.

Orthodontic treatment straightens your teeth, and it also aligns your bite. Poor bite alignment can result in worn, chipped teeth which increase your risk of needing expensive dental restorations. A bad bite can also cause jaw problems, including temporomandibular joint disorder. Orthodontics corrects jaw issues including overbite, underbite, crossbite or open bite, so you can enjoy undamaged teeth and stress-free jaw movement.

You have many orthodontic options to choose from at DiMariano Family Dentistry & Orthodontics, including:

  • Conventional metal braces, with metal brackets and wires
  • Clear braces, with clear brackets and tooth-colored wires
  • Lingual braces, which are cemented onto the back surfaces of teeth

For more information about orthodontic options, please visit the orthodontics page on the website at

Dr. DiMariano also offers revolutionary Invisalign, virtually invisible orthodontic treatment. This innovative treatment uses clear plastic aligners which you can remove for cleaning and eating. You can have a straight smile in as little as nine to fifteen months with Invisalign.

For more information about Invisalign, please visit the Invisalign page on the website at

If you have rotated, poorly-aligned teeth or a bad bite, it’s time for you to discover the benefits of orthodontic treatment. Call Dr. DiMariano at DiMariano Family Dentistry & Orthodontics in Folsom, CA. She can help you discover the magic of orthodontics, so call today!

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