Oral Health

Torus mandibularis is an oral abnormality where bone grows and develops knobby bumps or ridges in a person's mouth. Multiple growths are called tori. Generally, people with tori eat, drink, and swallow with no problem. Since it's an outgrowth of natural bone, most people do...

Have you ever had the unpleasant sensation that your mouth was on fire? If you feel this way regularly and you know that spicy food is not to blame, you may be suffering from burning mouth syndrome. What is this condition and how can you cope with...

Should You Avoid Microbeads? The outcry about plastic microbeads in facial cleansers and other products is loud. Water and marine scientists regularly find them in samples taken from the San Francisco Bay and other waterways around the world. Their source is simply the drainpipes of millions...

Gum Pockets, That Is! A recent study in the Journal of the American Dental Association found that scaling and root planing procedures are good for patients with severe gum disease, also called chronic periodontitis. This sickness affects about half of the adults over thirty in the...

Peck, smooch, make out and pucker up. Kissing is a way to strengthen relationships and to show affection. For couples, a quick kiss is given and received without a second thought. From the peck between family members to the kiss from Mommy to make the...

Protecting Oral Health for Two What is the most important thing an expecting mother can do for herself and her unborn baby's dental health during pregnancy? Fortunately, everything a mother does to maintain overall wellness also supports good dental health and birth outcomes. Likewise, a healthy mouth...

Watch Out For Pumpkin-Spiced Stranger Danger It's still a bit toasty outside and drought-parched Sacramento trees may be losing their leaves because they're thirsty, but we also know it's Fall because the season of pumpkin-spiced everything is upon us. It's also the time of year when...

Did you know that men are less likely to take care of their overall health than women? Along with ignoring their general well-being, studies show that men also tend to ignore their dental health, much to their significant other's chagrin. One reason why is because...

Is There a Link? In our blog articles, the Sacramento Dentistry Group has discussed fluoride and the fluoride debate at length and the research is clear: fluoride has far more benefits than risks and children's developing teeth need fluoride to have the strongest possible enamel. Many...

Say Ahhh! The tongue is a powerful and useful part of your anatomy. Besides using it to taunt siblings and rivals as a child, you use your tongue in speech, for chewing and swallowing, preparing your food for digestion and recognizing objects in your mouth that...

ADA Supports NIH Investigation It is common knowledge that smoking cigarettes is damaging to our health. Mountains of documented research show that smoking cigarettes contributes to poor overall health and the adverse effects dramatically increase oral cancer risks, especially in men. But now e-cigarettes are on...

What Your Dentist May Know Before You Do Did you know your dentist might know you have a health condition before you do? If you wake up every now and then with a painful and burning sensation in your chest or a bad taste in your...