The Top 5 Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures 

Are you interested in learning more about cosmetic dentistry procedures? Simply put, cosmetic dentistry refers to any type of procedure that takes care of the general appearance of your teeth, gums, and/or bite. These types of services are often elective—not essential. If you are currently unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, then you may want to consider a cosmetic dentistry procedure. 

Below, the team at Buza Dental Group has put together a list of the top five cosmetic dentistry procedures. Take a look! 

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Teeth Whitening

It’s natural for teeth to stain, even yellow. If you don’t keep up with routine visits to your dentist (every six months), then you may notice discoloration. While there are many different types of over-the-counter teeth whitening options to choose from, seeking professional dental care will yield the best results. 

Composite Fillings 

When dealing with fillings, patients can now choose composite fillings instead of metal amalgam fillings. Composite fillings are the same color as the tooth, making them less noticeable. Some patients even decide to replace their metal amalgam fillings with composite fillings.

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Veneers allow individuals to hide front teeth issues, including chips, cracks, and discoloration. Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are strategically placed over the tooth and made to give the patient a natural look. 


Dental crowns are commonly used to help improve the overall appearance of a tooth. They are made from ceramic or porcelain, resembling a real, natural tooth. 

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Braces help straighten out crooked teeth, no matter how minor or major. Today, braces are very convenient, particularly for adults. Braces are available in clear aligners, meaning no metal or bands, making them less visible. 

Contact Buzza Dental Group Today! 

Could you benefit from any of the dental procedures listed above? If so, don’t delay: Contact Buzza Dental Group in Santa Rosa. To schedule an appointment, simply call 707-573-0600 or use our convenient, online form. We look forward to hearing from you. You’ll be showing off that smile in no time!

Can a General Dentist Do Wisdom Teeth Extraction? 

Is it time to get your wisdom teeth removed? If so, you’re likely wondering if a general dentist can do the job. The short answer is, yes, an oral surgeon or general dentist can extract wisdom teeth. Better yet, the procedure can even be completed in the surgeon’s or dentist’s office. 

Are you unsure if you need your wisdom teeth extracted? Your dentist can inform you whether or not it’s time for this procedure. However, if you haven’t been to your dentist in some time, the following are common signs that your wisdom teeth may be an issue.

Pain in the back of the mouth. 

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Are you currently feeling pain at the back of your mouth? Is it constant? This could be due to your wisdom teeth trying to push through. If the pain persists, it’s recommended that you see a dentist. 

Inflamed and/or bleeding gums. 

If you’re experiencing issues with your gums, then a trip to the dentist’s office may be in order. While you could be dealing with several issues, it’s also very likely that it’s time to have your wisdom teeth removed. However, the only way to officially know is to see a dentist. 

Consistent headaches and/or earaches.   

A very common sign that you may need to have your wisdom teeth extracted is feeling a consistent headache and/or earache. Again, there could be countless reasons as to why you’re experiencing this type of pain, and until thoroughly examined by a professional doctor, you won’t know why. 

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Crooked or crowded teeth, resulting in a stiff jaw. 

Do you ever feel as if your mouth just has no room in it? This is likely due to your wisdom teeth emerging. Additionally, if you notice that your teeth are more crooked than before, or if your jaw is constantly stiff, then make an appointment with your dentist. 

Contact Buzza Dental Group Today! 

If you’re having challenges with your mouth—for any reason—don’t hesitate to contact Buzza Dental Group in Santa Rosa. To schedule an appointment, simply call 707-573-0600 or use our convenient, online form. We look forward to working with you and helping you feel more comfortable.

Tips for Healthy Teeth

Do you take proper care of your teeth? Though we’re often taught at a young age how important dental health is, it can be easy to neglect dental health from time to time. 

As such, the skilled and professional team at Buzza Dental Group has put together a list of helpful tips to ensure healthy teeth and a beautiful smile. Take a look! 

Good Practices for Healthy Teeth

Remember, getting into a routine is key! The more you practice good dental hygiene, the easier it will become. Start with the following: 

Avoid sugary foods and drinks.

Of course, you don’t have to completely sustain from sugar, but when it comes to the health of your teeth, less is more! 

Brush your teeth twice a day. 

This seems like a no-brainer, right? While brushing your teeth once in the morning and then again before bed may be simple tasks, it’s still common to forget, or even get lazy. This is where your routine will come in handy. Additionally, never go to bed without brushing your teeth—this is a bad habit that could eventually lead to dental issues. 

Also, don’t neglect your tongue—brush it thoroughly, too! 

Floss your teeth once a day. 

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Flossing your teeth isn’t exactly fun, but it is necessary if you want to have healthy teeth. Find a time that is convenient for you to floss and just get it done! 

Avoid smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and drinking alcohol.

You already know that smoking, chewing tobacco, and alcohol are bad for your health. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that these vices are harmful to your teeth, too. 

Visit your dentist every six months. 

It’s recommended that you see your dentist every six months for an oral examination and teeth cleaning. Doing so will help alert your dentist of any problems before they’ve had time to worsen.

Contact Buzza Dental Group Today! 

Is it time to see the dentist? At Buzza Dental Group in Santa Rosa, we offer a variety of services to help keep your teeth healthy! To schedule an appointment, simply call 707-573-0600 or use our convenient, online form. We look forward to seeing your smile.

Why Dental Health Is important

You likely already know that dental health is important. After all, we’re generally taught at a young age that it’s necessary to take good care of your teeth. This goal is achieved with regular brushing, flossing, and visits to the dentist’s office. However, do you know why dental health is important? 

Specifically, good oral and dental health helps to promote your overall health. Dental issues like cavities and gum disease not only make it more difficult to speak and eat but can also cause pain and bad breath, leading to other life challenges. 

Further, dental health can impact your digestion, cause tooth loss, and in some circumstances, lead to asthma and arthritis. That’s right: An infection that begins in the mouth can eventually lead to the inflammation of the gums, worsen to periodontitis, and result in tooth loss. 

Simply put, when you decide to consistently take care of your teeth and dental health, you will also be taking care of the rest of your body. 

Tips for Promoting Dental Health 

As mentioned above, there are myriad actions you can take to ensure you’re putting your dental health first, including: 

  • Flossing your teeth daily 
  • Brushing your teeth regularly (at least twice a day)
  • Changing your toothbrush routinely (about every month or so)
  • Avoiding high sugar content foods and drinks 
  • Quitting smoking 
  • Visiting your dentist for routine checkups (every six months)

Remember, it’s never too late to pursue dental hygiene. Therefore, if you haven’t been taking care of your teeth and mouth, there is no time like the present to start. 

Contact Buzza Dental Group Today! 

At Buzza Dental Group in Santa Rosa, we offer a variety of services to help keep your teeth healthy and bright. It doesn’t matter how small or big your dental problem is, we are here to make you feel comfortable. To schedule an appointment, simply call 707-573-0600 or use our convenient, online form. We look forward to hearing from you; you’ll be smiling in no time! 

Dr. Buzza, DDS


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2448 Guerneville Rd. Suite 1200, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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