Gum Disease

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...

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...

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...

Find an ADA Dentist

Find an ADA Dentist

Here at the Sacramento Dentistry Group During the month of September, the American Dental Association (ADA) and CVS Pharmacy are teaming up to encourage the use of ADA approved products and for customers to regularly visit ADA dentists. If you want an ADA dentist in Sacramento...

Brush and Floss Your Teeth

Brushing Your Teeth Part Two

What It's Good For! Part 2 of a 2-part series In our last article, we discussed a recent University of Washington scientific review that studied toothbrushing and dental caries. The study concluded that simply brushing the teeth does not prevent cavities. Fluoride in the toothpaste is required...

Choosing the right toothpaste can be important if your oral health requires it.

The Choice in Toothpastes

The selection in toothpastes is huge, even within a specific brand like Crest or Colgate. There are whitening toothpastes, fluoride toothpastes, fresh breath toothpastes, natural toothpastes, sensitive teeth toothpastes and more. GQ magazine recently published a dentist's recommendations for the “best” toothpastes and here the...

It is assumed that Washington wore wooden dentures, but this is a myth.is

Were They Really Wooden Teeth?

Did George Washington Wear Wooden Dentures? Here’s a quick history question – What were George Washington’s dentures made of?If you said “wood,” you gave the popular answer, but not the correct one. The first President of the United States only had one tooth in his mouth...

Mouthwash comes in therapeutic and cosmetic varieties.

Is Mouthwash Necessary?

Swish on This! The mouthwash section in the dental area of your local store can be quite extensive. There are those giant bottles of mouthwash on the lower shelf that seem designed for a large mammal. The colors range from refreshing blue and green, dazzling reds,...

Calcium is important for dental health and is available from many different food products besides dairy.

Where Do You Get Your Calcium?

From childhood we hear that for strong teeth and bones we need to have calcium, and calcium comes from milk and cheese. The advertisements suggest that unless we are drinking and eating dairy, our bones and teeth will disappear before we reach middle age. And...