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A regular exam of the tongue is critical for maintaining oral health.

What is Tongue Thrust?

And How Do You Treat It? Ideally, the tongue “at rest” is not really resting. The optimum position of the tongue is high in the mouth, with the tip resting behind the upper teeth, not against them. Even with swallowing, this position is maintained.In children and...

Restoration Dentistry

Be Dental Visit Smart!

For the vast majority of dental patients, a regular checkup that includes a dental cleaning is advised every six months. That’s twice a year, or once every 182.5 days, give or take. There’s no getting around this schedule, it’s been proven to be the most...

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,...

Calcium is important for dental health and is available from many different food products besides dairy.

Where Do You Get Your Calcium?

From childhood we hear that for strong teeth and bones we need to have calcium, and calcium comes from milk and cheese. The advertisements suggest that unless we are drinking and eating dairy, our bones and teeth will disappear before we reach middle age. And...

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...

Many audiology implants are anchored to the skull with titanium screws.

Dental Implants Help the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dental implant technology has been used to replace missing teeth since the 1960’s, and it continues to improve the lives of its recipients. Whether dental implant technology is used to replace just one tooth or many, anchor a bridge, or hold a full set of...

It may be possible to resolve snoring with the help of dental appliances.

Simple Snoring versus Sleep Apnea

Snore • \snor\ • snored; snoring • Intransitive verb : to breathe during sleep with a rough hoarse noise due to vibration of the soft palate • transitive verb: to spend (time) in snoring or sleeping.— Merriam/Webster Dictionary Do you sleep with someone who snores? Loudly?...

Metal detectors should generally not be set off by dental implants.

Do Dental Implants Set Off TSA Alarms?

You’ve got your flight ticket. Your check-in bag is on its way to your waiting plane, or at least you hope it is. Now comes the fun part, the TSA security checkpoint.Photo ID out and ready to show? Check.Boarding pass? Check.Easy-to-remove shoes and belt all...