Cosmetic

Overbite and Overjet

Overbite and Overjet

Do They Affect Your Facial Appearance? Or Is It Just About Your Smile? A common misconception about orthodontics is that they are just about straightening your teeth. In truth, when your jaws and arches are properly formed, it does more than improve your smile and your bite....

Reusable Straw

Can a Straw Save Your Teeth?

Almost weekly we hear of a new scientific study touting the benefits of a well-known “superfood.” Blueberries? They’re the bomb! Turmeric? It’s terrific! Coffee and tea? Some say they have benefits more powerful than the caffeine that perks you up in the morning and near...

Coffee, Tea and Merlot

Coffee, Tea or Merlot?

What Stained My Teeth? It seems that every week a new study comes out reporting either the benefits or pitfalls of our favorite beverages. Coffee? One week it’s touted as the best thing since fruit and vegetables. Then, the next study out crashes it back down...

Customized Mouthguards

Customized Mouthguards Demonstrated Better

Researchers from Brazil recently tested the effectiveness of customized mouthguards against off-the-shelf mouthguards. As the Sacramento Dentistry Group has often stated, customized mouthguards proved to be significantly better at safely distributing stresses that might otherwise have broken teeth. Both types of mouthguards, however, were found...

Chocolate in Your Teeth

Chocolate and Your Teeth

Valentine’s Day sees chocolate sales surge. ABC News reported that for 2017, Americans spent $1.7 billion for February chocolate and candy. Japan was not far behind. Despite a much smaller population, Japanese sales totaled $1.2 billion for Valentine’s chocolate alone! What do dentists think of...

Children and Fluoride

What About Fluoride Toothpaste and Children?

The news media has extensively publicized the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announcement that some children are using “too much fluoride” toothpaste. Some media headlines declare that the amounts used are “unhealthy” and create a frightening tone around an important daily activity. Just what has...

New Year, New Smile!

New Year, New Smile!

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? Eating better, exercising more, less time watching TV, more time reading dental blogs?Or have you tired of those same old New Year’s lists, and you decided this year to throw that list out the window — making the...

DIY Dentistry

When DIY Dentistry Fails

So you see an ad for mail order clear aligners that mimic the procedures used by Invisalign. Or you want to protect your teeth from bruxism and you decide to buy a nightguard from the drug store instead of ordering one from the Sacramento Dentistry...

3D Printing

Developments in 3D Printed Dentures

In a prior article, the Sacramento Dentistry Group focused on the current uses for 3D printing in dentistry. The common applications at this time are for short-term appliances that are only used for a few weeks, or for soft, protective devices such as nightguards and...