Oral Health

While milk is a common source of calcium, our Sacramento dentists want you to know that there are other sources out there if you do not want to ingest dairy products.

Vitamins for Dental Health

When we think of vitamins, we may not think about how they affect our oral health. We know they're good for general well-being, so we should remember that they are also important for the teeth, tongue and gums. So here is some advice for our...

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Tongue Taste Map Debunked

A recent issue of Smithsonian magazine has an interesting article about how humans taste food and where the classic tongue taste map came from. A taste map, with designated parts of our tongue sensing different flavors, has often been a part of various textbooks we may...

Some foods get stuck in your teeth more readily than others. Our Sacramento dentists have suggestions.

When Food Gets Stuck in Teeth

“Do I have something in my teeth?” That's a common question after eating spinach, berries, broccoli, anything with poppy seeds, and similar items. Food often gets stuck between our teeth. Gaps catch bits of food, the process of chewing or the movements of our tongue...

Amalgam fillings are no longer recommended by our Sacramento dentists.

Talk About Fillings

Once you get a cavity filled, does it last the rest of your life? Our Sacramento dental restoration professionals wish that was the case. Unfortunately, on average, dental fillings last about ten years. The simple facts are, just because you have a filling or other...

Fluoride toothpaste, fluoridated water and toothbrushing are all recommended by our Sacramento dentists.

What is the RDA Scale?

Tooth enamel is one of the toughest organic substances on earth, protecting the crowns of teeth from damage. Nevertheless, even enamel wears away over a lifetime, but hopefully not due to your toothpaste! You may realize that most toothpastes contain abrasive material (usually a certain...

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The Gap Between Rich and Poor Teeth

A recent article in the Washington Post called “The Painful Truth About Teeth” discussed the crisis poorer people experience when they lack affordable dental care. While the article focused on the working poor along the East Coast, there are many similarities that Northern Californians would recognize....

Cosmetic dentistry improves smiles to give you the confidence you want!

Charcoal and Baking Soda Make Teeth White?

In a prior article we discussed Dirt tooth powder, an alternative to conventional toothpaste. Two other powders that are increasing in popularity recently are baking soda and charcoal. Do these actually have any benefits for oral hygiene? And what do our Sacramento dentists think should...

Mandibular torus is just one example of dental words used by our Sacramento dentists.

Grit Your Teeth?

Many people grind, clench or “grit” their teeth when they are under stress. For most, this is a usually unconscious way to deal with anxiety. Many people don’t recognize the behavior, because they do it in their sleep. Just as with snoring, denial of teeth...

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What Your Tongue Says About You

The appearance of the tongue says a lot about our overall health. So stick out your tongue and look in the mirror. What does your tongue look like? What a Tongue Should Look Like A healthy tongue is pink and covered with small papillae, or nodules. Tongues...

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How Hard Is Tooth Enamel?

Your teeth are amazing and the enamel that coats them is really strong! How strong is tooth enamel? To answer that question, we first need to answer what makes up tooth enamel?The Components of Tooth Enamel Tooth enamel is made up of a mineral form of calcium...