Gum Disease

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...

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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....

E-cigarettes can still cause complications to your oral health.

E-Cigarette Use Drops with Teens

Last year, the Surgeon General warned of the alarming increase of e-cigarette use among teenagers. Now there is some good news that the Sacramento Dentistry Group would like to share with our patients. According to the Centers for Disease Control, or CDC, e-cigarette use among...

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Should You Use Mouthwash?

Mouthwash is marketed to help fight bad breath, gingivitis, and cavities. But does daily swishing really improve oral health? Dental professionals say it depends on your oral care needs when it comes to deciding if you should include mouthwash as part of your daily dental...

Gum disease may affect both the brain and heart.

Gum Disease and Arterial Diseases

Studies have demonstrated that patients with gum disease are almost twice as likely to also suffer from coronary heart disease. Oral infections and gum disease are also risk factors for stroke. People who have experienced a stroke are very likely to also have periodontal disease,...

Use the Proper Toothbrush

Your Toothbrush and Appetite

The magazine Popular Science asked the question, “Does brushing your teeth affect your appetite?” Registered dietician Leslie Bonci responded that there's no scientific evidence proving that brushing affects appetite, but the question remains because many people anecdotally claim that brushing their teeth either stimulates or depresses their...

Staying healthy means taking care of your teeth too!

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

A recent article from CNN featured a study that linked the risk of early death in women with periodontal disease. The report found that the loss of natural teeth from gum disease is associated with a 17% higher risk of early death, according to Michael...

Gum Recession

Teeth Explained

The Anatomy of Your Teeth Teeth are excellent tools, perfectly designed for eating, speaking, and smiling. It’s easy to take our teeth for granted though, and many people do until there’s a problem. With bad teeth, you seldom feel like smiling and have a hard time...

Oral hygiene is critical for good health.

Do the Right Thing!

When we hear those words, it can invoke thoughts of being told by your parents to eat your vegetables, or do a thing you're not inclined to do that is beneficial for you in the long run. For example, the Sacramento Dentistry Group understands that...

Oral cancer can be treated by our Sacramento dental surgeons.

Benefits of Stopping Smoking

Tobacco use may be one of the biggest risk factors in the development of periodontal disease.” — David A. Albert, D.D.S., M.P.H., associate professor at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine The US Department of Health and Human Services reports that millions of Americans per...