Dental Profession

Children and Water Fluoridation

Community Water Fluoridation Benefits Children

No Fluoride Means More Cavities Community water fluoridation prevents cavities in children. That is the conclusion of a team of medical researchers from the University of Alaska and Walden University in Minnesota in a recently published study. The report examined statistics for the city of Juneau,...

The Top 5 Topics for 2018

Your Favorite Subjects in Dentistry Many questions about dentistry come to the Sacramento Dentistry Group via our website. Here are the top five topics for 2018 with links to articles where we discuss each subject further. Four are old favorites, but one is a topic trending...

A dental home is defined as a place where you can receive comprehensive dental care, like at the Sacramento Dentistry Group.

What is a Dental Home?

A bill promoting dental health care was recently passed by Congress and signed by the President. In the Action for Dental Health Act (ADHA), the concept of a “dental home” is promoted as beneficial for children and adults. What is a dental home and how...

Laughing Gas

The Anniversary of Laughing Gas

And What Happened to the "Inventor of Anesthesia" This month the American Dental Association celebrated the 174th year of anesthesia in dentistry. The first anesthetic specifically used for a dental procedure was nitrous oxide, commonly called “laughing gas.” On December 11th, 1844, Dr. Horace Wells, a...

Dental Benefits

Dental Benefits Explained

ADA Website Features Insurance Information Section Dental insurance and its associated dental benefit plans can be difficult to understand and explain. What is a PPO compared to an HMO? How do Dental Discount Plans work? What if you are covered by one dental plan from your...

Bacteria In Your Mouth

The Different Kinds of Bacteria in Your Mouth

Bacteria are difficult to pin down. First, they are incredibly small — microscopic. Second, they multiply extremely quickly. You start with one and in a short time have thousands! Therefore, the estimates on how many bacteria live inside our mouths vary greatly in number —...

Dark Chocolate

Does Dark Chocolate Prevent Cavities?

People love to hear good news about their “guilty pleasures.” Eating or drinking dark chocolate is one of these. Without question, dark chocolate is connected with many beneficial effects, especially on the circulatory system. Within the last decade, the prevention of cavities has also been...

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...

Doctor Measuring Blood Pressure

Why Should a Dentist Take Your Blood Pressure?

You may note that during some of your visits with the Sacramento Dentistry Group, your blood pressure is taken. Measuring the blood pressure is typically associated with visiting a medical practitioner, but few patients associate a dental visit with testing for hypertension. Why would a...