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Dental visits do not have to be stressful at the Sacramento Dentistry Group.

The Stress Less Dental Visit

A dentist visit is likely not your idea of a relaxing good time. The person who says they go to the dentist to unwind is rare indeed (although we do have patients who actually find a dental cleaning quite relaxing). The majority of people would...

When you like your smile, you smile a lot. Our Sacramento dentists can help you like your smile!

Five Ways to Have a Great Smile

Who doesn't want to make a good first impression and have an attractive smile? Maybe mole rats don't, because they live in the dark underground and nobody sees their big, yellow, pointy teeth. But that's besides the point, we're talking about humans here! People want...

Hops may help fight plaque, bacteria and gum disease!

Hops and Gum Disease

Common Beer Ingredient Reduces Bacteria Sometimes there's nothing better than enjoying a nice cold one on a hot summer Sacramento day. But, did you know that hops, the bitter flower from the hops plant, may give your beer an anti-bacterial effect that helps to reduce plaque...

Children should start flossing once all their teeth have come in.

When Should Children Start Flossing?

“It's important to brush and floss!” We may have heard this all the time from our Mom or Dad when we were growing up because parents want their kids to have good dental habits that will last a lifetime. But at what age should parents...

Wiping out periodontitis is possible with ADA recommendations.

Fighting Periodontitis

ADA Study Generates a Recommendation Periodontitis is a severe form of gum disease. When it reaches this stage, the gums have started to or are already receded, the pockets formed by loose gums are large and the teeth may even be starting to feel loose, as...

Toothpicks are recommended for limited use by our Sacramento dentists.

To Pick or Not To Pick

Should You Use a Toothpick? Imagine you're out to dinner with friends at a popular Sacramento Midtown restaurant. Everything is wonderful, and you're enjoying the delicious food and conversation. Then something annoying happens. A bit of food, that feels more like a boulder, gets stuck in...

Keeping your teeth healthy and your car working requires the same thing: maintenance.

Keeping Your Teeth

How to Have a Healthy Mouth It can pretty much go without saying we all like to look and feel our best, right? It can also be said we are all creatures of habit to some degree. No one likes an expensive surprise, unless it's a...

Fluoride toothpaste, fluoridated water and toothbrushing are all recommended by our Sacramento dentists.

Fluoride for Adults

Fluoride — It's Not Just For Children When you think of fluoride treatment and use, you most likely think of the benefits for children. Fluoride is essential for youngsters, but it's also important for the oral health of adults. We have written in the past about...

A baby with a pacifier, an acceptable item if not used too far into childhood.

Thumb Sucking versus The Pacifier

Is One Better Than the Other? A parent is thrilled when they see an ultrasound image of their child thumb sucking in the womb. That same parent seeing their six-year-old sucking their thumb is filled with annoyance and embarrassment.A parent of a fussy newborn may try...

Improving arch width starts when children are young -- even babies!

Improving Arch Width

Why is the width of your upper and lower dental arches important? Families often realize that narrow arches can contribute to crowded teeth, either as a child or as the body moves into adulthood. Dentists also see a connection, however, between arch width and breathing...