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The Sacramento Dentistry Group suggests sugar-free chewing gum when circumstances prevent you from brushing your teeth.

Chew On This!

Chewing Gum Designed for Your Teeth People chew on a lot of things besides food, and many of these items can do permanent damage to your teeth. If you have the habit of chewing ice, your fingernails, tobacco, paper clips, hard sugary candies or very acidic...

Oral thrush can affect a mother and a baby, especially during the breast feeding period.

What is Oral Thrush?

Oral candidiasis, commonly called oral thrush, occurs when the fungus Candida albicans accumulates on your tongue or the lining of your mouth. It is not unusual to have candida in your mouth, but oral thrush happens when the fungus is overgrown and causing unwelcome symptoms....

The Sacramento Dentistry Group offers solutions for bad breath.

Battle of the Bacteria

Can "Good" Bacteria Affect "Bad" Bacteria? As mentioned in our last article, many things influence whether your breath is considered “good” or “bad.” Your last meal certainly plays a big role, as do your dental hygiene habits. Your overall health also plays a role, especially if...

Oral bacteria can help prevent or cause halitosis. Our Sacramento dentists can figure out which is which!

The Good, the Bad and the Smelly

Not All Oral Bacteria Are Made the Same Studies Examine How This Affects Your Breath Bad breath is a fact of life. Sometimes it comes from a delicious but “heavy on the garlic” meal. Did that burger for lunch have onions? No need to answer, everyone around...

The Sacramento Dentistry Group discusses the observed benefits of cleaning your tongue regularly.

Brushing Your Tongue

Is It Really Necessary? The dental aisles in your local grocery, corner drug store and big box store have grown bigger through the years. The choices of toothbrushes, dental floss, toothpastes, gels, teeth whiteners and mouthwashes can be overwhelming. And now you probably see another kid...

The Sacramento Dentistry Group provides reviews of dental products.

A Review of Oral-B Woven Floss

It's Hard to Top the Standard A quick check of our review for the now discontinued Reach Gentle Gum Care woven floss reveals that many of our Sacramento dentistry clients readily viewed this as their favorite. Current prices for this excellent floss can reach over $45...

The Sacramento Dentistry Group provides reviews of dental products.

A Review of the Plackers Dental Night Protector

Can A One-Day Nightguard Really Work? The following review was submitted by a user of a customized nightguard. When my dentist first noticed that my molars were experiencing a lot of wear, he asked me if I grind my teeth. Since I sleep soundly, I really did...

While milk is a common source of calcium, our Sacramento dentists want you to know that there are other sources out there if you do not want to ingest dairy products.

Got Calcium?

You have heard it your whole life, calcium builds strong teeth and bones. Who wants strong teeth and bones? Everyone! And how do you get enough calcium? From milk, of course! All the advertisements with good looking people sporting milk mustaches can't be wrong, right?But...

The State of California is hiring a dentist to be the State Dental Director in Sacramento.

California Dental Director Coming Soon

Legislature and Governor Approve New Position The Sacramento Dentistry Group would like to report that the State of California has approved a new position — State Dental Director. The California Dental Association (CDA) has advocated for this addition since 2011. The thinking is that a state...

Customized nightguards are tailor made for each mouth and are vastly superior to generic models. Our Sacramento dentists only recommend custom made mouthguards and nightguards.

Boil and Bite or Boil and Bother?

The Argument for Customized MouthguardsMost jaws and teeth do not actually come in size small, medium or large."A number of manufacturers offer cheaper alternatives to a customized nightguard. These “one size fits all” systems are supposed to be “customizable” by a process of boiling the...