Cosmetic

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...

Same Day vs Traditional Crowns

Same Day and Traditional Crowns Compared

The Sacramento Dentistry Group offers both “same day” and traditional crowns for our patients that need dental restorations. So if you can have a same day, or chair side crown, why would a patient wait for a standard crown to be completed? For certain teeth...

3D Printing for Dentistry

Will 3D Printers Work for Dentistry?

The Sacramento Dentistry Group pays close attention to new dental technologies and adapts them to our practice whenever it seems practical and beneficial for our patients. For example, our dentists regularly use a desktop milling machine to produce our own crowns. A milling machine takes...

Dental Bonding Trays

What are Dental Bonding Trays?

When one of our Sacramento orthodontic patients gets braces, you may wonder how we attach the little brackets that hold the treatment wires in place. Each one needs to be properly positioned in relation to the others for the procedure to work correctly. How do...