Oral Hygiene

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...

A tube of toothpaste is a good idea for cleaning your teeth.

When You Run Out of Toothpaste

It happened again. You went to the store specifically to buy a new tube of toothpaste, and you walked out with a bagful of items, but forgot the toothpaste. Now it’s too late for a run to the store and you positively cannot squeeze one...

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)...

Full Mouth Restoration changes your smile completely!

Infection Control Standards Updated

The Sacramento Dentistry Group puts the utmost emphasis on hygiene and standards of cleanliness in our dental practice. Patients come to us to maintain their dental health and receive treatment to improve it, not undermine it! Therefore, we readily follow the updated infection control standards...

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Do Cherries Stain Dentures?

A question recently asked on our website was this: Do cherries stain dentures? The sad truth is that cherries, berries and other dark fruits, wines, tomato sauces, dark beers, teas and coffees and dark vegetables all have the ability to darken dentures, teeth, veneers, bridges...

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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,...

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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...

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....