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Gum Recession

How Hard Is Tooth Enamel?

Your teeth are amazing and the enamel that coats them is really strong! How strong is tooth enamel? To answer that question, we first need to answer what makes up tooth enamel?The Components of Tooth Enamel Tooth enamel is made up of a mineral form of calcium...

Sparkling water is acidic, especially when citrus is added.

Does Sparkling Water Wreck Teeth?

The weather is heating up in Sacramento and it’s always a good idea to keep hydrated. Most of our Sacramento dental patients know how harmful it can be to drink sodas all day, but did you know that sparkling water may also adversely affect the...

Gum Recession

Teeth Explained

The Anatomy of Your Teeth Teeth are excellent tools, perfectly designed for eating, speaking, and smiling. It’s easy to take our teeth for granted though, and many people do until there’s a problem. With bad teeth, you seldom feel like smiling and have a hard time...

A better oral exam requires going beyond white light observations and using blue light induced fluorescense, as employed by the Sacramento Dentistry Group.

What Teeth Need

How to Keep Them Healthy Keeping a healthy mouth does not take a lot of effort and is not complicated. A few simple, regular habits give you both a healthy mouth and body. Understanding just how your lifestyle affects your teeth and health is important, because...

Beavers have extremely strong tooth enamel. Research reveals why.

Beaver Teeth and Your Dental Enamel

Scientists at Northwestern University are publishing a study about beaver tooth enamel. It turns out, beavers have very strong enamel with anti-decay properties. The researchers believe this finding will help humans have better oral health and improve dental treatments. But why did beavers attract the...

Raisins and Good Dental Health

Raisins and Good Dental Health

Our article on the dangers of drinking too much soda and sweet tea (leading to the commonly called “Mountain Dew Mouth”) was very popular, but it also led to some readers asking about what foods are actually good for the teeth. Certainly, any foods that...

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...