Oral Health

Toothbrushes are an essential part of your daily oral hygiene.

The Hard Truth About Toothbrushes

It may seem reasonable that if the goal is clean teeth and gums, that when it comes to choosing a toothbrush, harder is better. After all, plaque and tartar sound so serious, so difficult to remove, so obstinate — wouldn’t it make more sense to...

Amalgam fillings are no longer recommended by our Sacramento dentists.

Who Should Avoid Amalgam?

Dental amalgam, the material for “silver” fillings, is used less and less by dentists. The younger the dentist, the less likely they are to use dental amalgam. Many in the dental community and the public have health concerns over one of its primary components, elemental...

Patients who need dental implants can be helped to get them with bone grafting.

Tooth Loss and Signs of Aging

There is Good News Dental education and better access to dental care help people keep their teeth for life! Americans are living longer and recent studies show that Americans are also doing a better job at taking care of their teeth. The American Dental Association (ADA)...

Vitamins and Sugar

Not a Win-Win for Your Teeth Vitamins are essential to support oral health. If a person eats a varied diet of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, vitamin supplements are not needed. But if you do decide to take a vitamin to support your overall health, are...

How to Make Your Dental Assistant Smile

What’s Your Cavity Risk?

Americans are at especially high risk of developing cavities because of the large amounts of sugar and carbohydrates in their diet. Gum disease and dental decay affects well over 60 percent of children and adults in the United States. Therefore, at the Sacramento Dentistry Group,...

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...