Emergency Dentistry

Dentist Appointment

How to See the Dentist

Ideas for Reluctant Dental Patients The basics of healthy dental habits haven’t changed in a very long time.Brush your teeth with a soft bristled toothbrush after every meal, or at least twice a day. Floss or use a device to remove food particles and plaque...

Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen Improves Performance of Local Anesthetics

Ibuprofen is a commonly used over-the-counter (OTC) anti-inflammatory drug. Injure a muscle or sprain a joint and this analgesic is often recommended by a doctor as part of your treatment and recovery. This is not all it can do, however, as the Journal of the...

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...

Hole in my Mouthguard

There’s a Hole in the Mouthguard

There are many good projects for do-it-yourselfers: changing your motor oil, painting your house, and making a shelf all come to mind. What about fixing holes in your mouthguard or nightguard? Sorry to say, those are not fixit projects. If you have a nightguard or...

Root Canal

Story of a Root Canal

An account from a Sacramento Dentistry Group patient Who doesn’t love a good chocolate-covered almond? Nutty snack foods are a regular item in our house and I’ve never had a problem with them until recently. One almond seemed to squeeze right between my two back molars...

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...

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...

Oral disease is treated by our Sacramento dentists.

Are Teeth Bones?

Teeth and bones are the hardest substances in a human body, comprising about 15% of a person’s total body weight. But are they made of the same substances? In fact, they are not. While they share some properties, there are many fundamental differences between our...

Amalgam fillings are no longer recommended by our Sacramento dentists.

Who Should Avoid Amalgam?

Dental amalgam, the material for “silver” fillings, is used less and less by dentists. The younger the dentist, the less likely they are to use dental amalgam. Many in the dental community and the public have health concerns over one of its primary components, elemental...