Oral Hygiene

Mouthwash comes in therapeutic and cosmetic varieties.

Is Mouthwash Necessary?

Swish on This! The mouthwash section in the dental area of your local store can be quite extensive. There are those giant bottles of mouthwash on the lower shelf that seem designed for a large mammal. The colors range from refreshing blue and green, dazzling reds,...

Preventive Dentistry

What is the ADA Seal of Approval?

And How Does it Help You? The Sacramento Dentistry Group often recommends looking for the ADA Seal of Approval, and the products we provide in our care packages after every dental cleaning are approved under this American Dental Association program. Just what is the Seal of...

Enjoy fall flavors while continuing to care for your teeth with the help of our Sacramento dentists.

Are You Sipping Your Way to Stained Teeth?

The drinks we sip don’t seem to stay that long in our mouth. It’s just a matter of opening up and gulping it down. How could they be causing stained enamel and dingy teeth? Let’s look at the three components of common drinks and liquids...

Oral hygiene is critical for good health.

How to Get Your Children to Brush

Few things are more beautiful in the world of dentistry than a newly emerged tooth. It has no stains, no tartar, cavities, fillings, or crowns. Lovely new teeth practically beg to be cared for, and cared for well.Unfortunately, during childhood, perfect and lovely new teeth...

Invisalign and other orthodontic methods may resolve some sleep apnea problems.

Do Mouthguards Cause Cavities?

Mouthguards worn during sports, biteguards for sleep to prevent grinding, and Invisalign trays inserted to straighten teeth – there are lots of people wearing plastic in their mouth. Can these devices cause cavities? The answer isn’t a simple yes or no. What Causes Cavities? First, here’s a...

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

Don’t Let Your Mouth Go to Pot

How many American adults have tried marijuana at least one time in their life? While statistics vary, the number for the “at least one time” group is over fifty percent. Almost 55 million American adults are “current users” meaning they have used it at least...

Dogs need tooth brushing too! Dental hygiene is important for all species!

Brush Those Canines!

Maintaining Dog Dental Health First, we want to make something perfectly clear. The Sacramento Dentistry Group is a dental practice for humans, and only humans. We are not a doggie dentist, leaving that for our veterinarian colleagues.Nevertheless, many of us at the Sacramento Dentistry Group have...

Well-manicured fingernails can help prevent nail biting.

Don’t Chew on This

Nail Biting is Bad for Your Health What’s the go-to method in a movie or sitcom to portray nervousness in a character? Put on your best imitation of a well-paid actor auditioning for a part. The director shouts: “Give me your nervous look, now!”What do you...

Sleep Dentistry

The Difference Between Plaque and Tartar

Plaque happens. Even the cleanest mouth, fresh from the dentist, will develop a thin film of plaque on the teeth within a few hours. Avoiding this naturally occurring plaque is as difficult as trying to keep your car completely dust free every single second of...

Reach Gentle Gum Care Woven Floss is recommended by Sacramento dentist Dr. Brian Steele.

Five Fun and Fascinating Facts about Floss

Dental floss is a low-tech solution to the age-old problem of bacteria and plaque buildup between teeth. Even with regular brushing and the use of mouthwash, the tightly spaced areas between your teeth cling to bacteria, food particles and plaque like they’re long lost friends....