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Fluoride Applicator

Your Toothbrush Is Not Just a Cleaning Device!

A toothbrush is also a fluoride applicator! As mentioned in our articles on the forces trying to destroy your enamel, fluoride is an important component in the fight to keep your tooth enamel healthy and strong. It acts as a catalyst for the repair of...

Gum Recession

Gum Recession – New Territory for Cavities

In a healthy mouth, the gums fit snugly against the tooth enamel, allowing very little access to the root surfaces below. The roots are thus protected from bacterial plaque and potential decay. When the gums recede, due to poor dental care, oral piercings, abrasion of...

Enamel's Greatest Enemies

Enamel’s Greatest Enemies

Oral bacteria are a leading cause of tooth decay, but acidic drinks are also confirmed contributors to cavities in teeth. Called “caries” by dentists, these pits, holes and fissures are spots where the enamel has progressively worn away due to 1) bacteria living off food...

Why We Use Invisalign

Why We Use Invisalign

There has been much advancement in both research and technology related to the field of dentistry in the past decade or so. For the benefit of our patients at the Sacramento Dentistry Group, we keep up-to-date with these advancements by regularly attending Continuing Education (CE)...

Winning the Battle Against Cavities

If you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles. – Sun Tzu Many people assume that cavities in their teeth, called “caries” by dentists, are simply holes that developed over time. In a certain sense, that understanding is...

Tooth Sensitivity

“Ouch doc, it hurts even when I smile”

Tooth sensitivity is the number one complaint for many patients. If you experience sensitivity when air brushes against your teeth, while drinking or eating something cold like ice cream, or even when rinsing with cold water, then you should read on. Although there are many...

Amalgam fillings are no longer recommended by our Sacramento dentists.

Fix It Before It’s Broken!

If you have gone to your dentist regularly and kept up with your oral health maintenance appointments, you have probably noticed that dentistry has dramatically changed over the years. The old way of thought was to drill, fill and bill. Visits to the dentist were...

Got Saliva

Got Saliva?

Saliva is an essential body fluid that provides protection and preservation of the oral cavity. Saliva is made of mostly water and many other substances which have lubricative, cleansing, anti-microbial, excretory, and digestive functions. It also aids in our speech, and facilitates our sense of...