Oral Health

We can all be grateful that dental hygiene and practices have come a long way since historic times. If we think we have bad breath after waking up each morning, just think of the people who lived three thousand years ago! Bad breath was undoubtedly...

Who doesn't want to make a good first impression and have an attractive smile? Maybe mole rats don't, because they live in the dark underground and nobody sees their big, yellow, pointy teeth. But that's besides the point, we're talking about humans here! People want...

Common Beer Ingredient Reduces Bacteria Sometimes there's nothing better than enjoying a nice cold one on a hot summer Sacramento day. But, did you know that hops, the bitter flower from the hops plant, may give your beer an anti-bacterial effect that helps to reduce plaque...

ADA Study Generates a Recommendation Periodontitis is a severe form of gum disease. When it reaches this stage, the gums have started to or are already receded, the pockets formed by loose gums are large and the teeth may even be starting to feel loose, as...

How to Have a Healthy Mouth It can pretty much go without saying we all like to look and feel our best, right? It can also be said we are all creatures of habit to some degree. No one likes an expensive surprise, unless it's a...

Fluoride — It's Not Just For Children When you think of fluoride treatment and use, you most likely think of the benefits for children. Fluoride is essential for youngsters, but it's also important for the oral health of adults. We have written in the past about...

Is One Better Than the Other? A parent is thrilled when they see an ultrasound image of their child thumb sucking in the womb. That same parent seeing their six-year-old sucking their thumb is filled with annoyance and embarrassment.A parent of a fussy newborn may try...

Why is the width of your upper and lower dental arches important? Families often realize that narrow arches can contribute to crowded teeth, either as a child or as the body moves into adulthood. Dentists also see a connection, however, between arch width and breathing...

The staff of the Sacramento Dentistry Group is concerned about your health. One major form of disease diagnosed by dentists is oral cancer. The American Cancer Society states that in 2015 over 45,000 Americans will contract oral cancer and nearly nine thousand will die of...

Methamphetamine rightly has a reputation of ruining lives. Whether it’s smoked, injected, snorted or taken in pill or liquid form, methamphetamine is a popular drug of abuse in the United States, and not just among the poor and disadvantaged. What’s the allure of this drug?...

A Tour of the Dentition If you have all your teeth, you most likely have 32 of them, including your wisdom teeth. Many people must have their wisdom teeth extracted, so it is very common to have a total of 28 remaining teeth. But you don’t...

New visualization technology improves early detection The Sacramento Dentistry Group now offers the VELscope system for all oral exams conducted during your routine dental appointments. This handheld device allows a dentist or hygienist to see potential tissue abnormalities long before they would be visible to the...