Oral Health

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...

The Dentist’s Ode to the Season

(To the tune of “My Favorite Things” by Rodgers & Hammerstein in The Sound of Music) Rumballs and chocolates, With breathmints and kisses, Chestnuts and cookies and candy cane blintzes, Trader Joe® fancy treats, marshmallow balls, During this season you may eat them all!   See’s® candy lollypops, sticky and crunchy, Toffee and...

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...

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...

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...

Air Pollution

Air Pollution Linked to Oral Cancer

A recent study of Taiwanese men found that the risk of oral cancer is higher if the person is exposed to high levels of air pollution. Published in the Journal of Investigative Medicine, the results are one more reminder of why regular visits for oral...

E-Cigarettes and Cavities

Do E-Cigarettes Cause Cavities?

Since e-cigarettes are still a relatively new product, especially compared to the traditional cigarette, research is ongoing to determine the actual effects they have on the human body, especially the mouth and teeth. Results are starting to be published, however, as studies are completed. Recently,...

Dental Floss

Does Dental Floss with Fluoride Really Work?

The Sacramento Dentistry Group website registered a question recently: “Is dental floss that includes fluoride in the fibers actually effective?” To answer this question, first let us look at what fluoride actually does for the teeth. Then we will consider the scientific evidence regarding dental...