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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...

Closing your nose with a clothespin is not the solution to bruxism or sleep apnea.

Sleep Apnea, Bruxism and Arch Width

Three Problems Are Sometimes One Both bruxism and sleep apnea have multiple potential causes and risk factors. One of these that many dentists are noticing, including Dr. Brian Steele, is the connection between narrow arch width, especially in the upper jaw, and the presence of sleep...

The Sacramento Dentistry Group provides reviews of dental products.

A Review of Listerine HealthyWhite Floss

Johnson & Johnson's Latest From Their Mouthwash Maker Johnson & Johnson recently handed over much of its dental floss business from Reach to the Listerine brand. The result was reviewed in the case of the beloved woven floss, but many new products were released as well,...

Invisalign Teen is a clear, comfortable orthodontic system that is comparable in effectiveness to traditional braces.

7 Truths About Invisalign Teen

Many parents wonder if Invisalign® Teen is a good investment. They worry about their teenager losing the aligners, not wanting to wear the aligners or feeling self-conscious about Invisalign treatment. Align Technology has done considerable studies of the many issues affecting teenagers needing orthodontic correction...

Avoiding oral cancer means avoiding its risk factors, like alcohol and tobacco.

How to Avoid Oral Cancer

The staff of the Sacramento Dentistry Group is concerned about your health. One major form of disease diagnosed by dentists is oral cancer. The American Cancer Society states that in 2015 over 45,000 Americans will contract oral cancer and nearly nine thousand will die of...

Invisalign is the Sacramento Dentistry Groups preferred orthodontic option.

Invisalign and Sleep Apnea

Treating Sleep Apnea with Orthodontics Our April 11th Invisalign Day approaches and it's worth mentioning that some of our Sacramento orthodontic patients actually are interested in something other than a beautiful smile. These patients suffer from sleep apnea, a disorder that restricts breathing and dangerously lowers...