Oral Health

Good Food for Teeth

Three Good Foods for Your Teeth

It’s true that our blog articles often focus on foods or drinks you need to avoid or be very careful with if you want to preserve your oral health. So it’s nice to balance out these “negative” reports with some positive foods that many people...

Water Fluoridation

Fluoride and Bone Fractures

A common complaint against water fluoridation is that fluoride contributes to bone fractures. Many studies have been completed on this subject, with varying results. In some cases, populations from the same country would show a negative effect while others would report no negative effect whatsoever,...

Is Triclosan in Toothpaste?

Is Triclosan Really in Toothpaste?

Recent media reports are citing a new study that links the antibacterial agent triclosan with osteoporosis. CNN related the scientists’ theory that triclosan’s effect on the thyroid gland results in an increased incidence of bone fractures in the elderly. Toothpaste is generally listed in every...

Smoothie

Are Smoothies Good For Your Teeth?

Is there anything healthier than a smoothie? They might be packed with a powerhouse of lettuce, spinach or greens with a large amount of seasonal or frozen fruit, lots of citrus, some hydrating veggies like cucumber, and with a scoop of protein powder, flax or...

Subgingival Irrigation

What is Subgingival Irrigation?

Subgingival irrigation has many different common names: gum flushing, oral irrigation, or pocket irrigation are a few. At home, dental patients use oral irrigators or water flossers when they turn on their Waterpik or electric toothbrushes that include water jet sprays for cleaning the teeth...

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...

Dealing with Sjögren's

Dealing with Sjögren’s Syndrome

The American Dental Association recently referred readers of its website to the national Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation and their new YouTube series on “Living with Sjögren’s”. What is Sjögren’s syndrome? Why is it important to the Sacramento Dentistry Group that patients are aware of this disease? What...

Pneumonia

Can Dental Visits Prevent Pneumonia?

There is a well-documented connection between oral health and pneumonia, and dental visits are important in maintaining good oral health." — Michelle Doll, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University Pneumonia is a frightening disease. Caused by an infection of the lungs, it leads to trouble breathing and may...

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...

Hot Tea and Cancer

Hot Tea and Cancer

There are several factors that raise a person’s risk of developing cancer of the esophagus. These factors include gender (it's more common in males), being over the age of 55, suffering from acid reflux, smoking, alcohol consumption and a diet high in processed meats and...