cavities Tag

Fillings are provided when the enamel is breached and decay can destroy the tooth.

Avoiding More Cavities

If you've always had “a clean bill of oral health” during each visit to our Sacramento dentist, you may be surprised by an increase in cavities. What would cause this to happen “all of a sudden”? Is it mouth rebellion, bacterial uprising, or a gum...

Oral hygiene is critical for good health.

Do the Right Thing!

When we hear those words, it can invoke thoughts of being told by your parents to eat your vegetables, or do a thing you're not inclined to do that is beneficial for you in the long run. For example, the Sacramento Dentistry Group understands that...

A comfortable exam room at the Sacramento Dentistry Group.

Protecting Our Patients Through Good Hygiene

Sacramento-area restaurants are required to post a “pass/no pass” sign prominently so customers know whether they follow clean hygiene standards. It’s safe to say, a customer would avoid an establishment that didn’t pass a health inspection! Likewise, the dental staff at the Sacramento Dentistry Group take...

A pair of grandchildren kiss their grandmother simultaneously -- a beneficial behavior that works best when your oral health is excellent.

Genetics and Oral Health

Are Genes Affecting Your Teeth? There are some oral health issues that are passed on genetically, so there’s a chance you have inherited more than your nose or eye color from your parents. Dental problems do run in families and some people have an increased risk...

You can save teeth with root canal therapy at any age!

Saving Teeth with Root Canal Therapy

There's Nothing Like the Original! Nothing works as well as a patient's natural teeth. Therefore, when the tissue inside a tooth becomes inflamed or infected, the dentists at the Sacramento Dentistry Group recommend root canal therapy to preserve the tooth so the patient will use it for...

Will oil pulling help your teeth?

Does Oil Pulling Really Work?

Thanks to the Internet, folk remedies are common news. Controversy abounds about whether or not such home therapies really work, let alone if they are safe. For example, the practice of “oil pulling” is thousands of years old and gaining popularity with patients who want to...

Red wine can fight bacteria, but does that mean our Sacramento dentists suggest it over toothpaste?

Does Red Wine Fight Cavities?

Results show that red wine, at moderate concentration, inhibits the growth of some pathogenic species in an oral biofilm.” — Scientist Victoria MorenoA recent study out of Spain has suggested that red wine is potentially useful for fighting the oral bacteria that cause gum disease...

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...