Oral Health

ADA Urges Professional League to Make Change The recent death of Hall of Fame baseball player Tony Gwynn has led the American Dental Association to make an open request to Major League Baseball and its Players Association to end “tobacco use at ballparks and on camera.”...

Fluoride Found Harmless in Generation of New Zealanders Many of the naysayers against fluoride and water fluoridation claim that fluoride stunts the normal development of a child's brain. Their basis for this claim are certain studies linking lower IQ scores with community fluoridation. Many medical organizations,...

Even when your teeth are healthy and in great shape structurally, they may not look their best. Instead of seeing bright white when you smile, are you instead seeing colors not associated with a pretty smile? Yucky Yellow? Boring Brown? Perhaps Purple?Which foods might be...

Pacifier or thumb? That is the question many parents face when their screaming infant needs some help getting to sleep. While pacifiers can drop on the dirty floor, become a teeming spot of germs and look downright awful in baby pictures, they have one big...

Seeing your Sacramento dentist every six months is good for your teeth and gums. An additional and potentially life-saving benefit to regular dental visits is the chance to have a pair of trained eyes check for early signs of oral cancer. Not only is checking...

Hairy tongue is fairly easy to define. It is a tongue that looks like it has hair on it. Yes, amazing as it sounds, tongues can appear to grow hair King Kong style. The signs of hairy tongue are easy to spot:Yellow, brown or black...

Why Use CPAP If You Can Use OATs? Sleep apnea is a disorder that affects more than 18 million Americans, and according to the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, many of them suffer through the problem undiagnosed. A potentially life-threatening sleep disorder, apnea episodes stop...

Teeth are amazing tools. Take eating corn as an example. You can bite into a cob of corn with your front teeth, stripping the kernels off more efficiently than with a knife. Using your tongue as a guide, your molars go into action grinding up...

Is It Better to Go to the Emergency Room? A recent study published by the American Dental Association demonstrates why it is important to visit your dentist first when you have a dental problem. The facts are that millions of people wait until their dental problem...

Recent Questions Discussed by the ADA The American Dental Association has launched a new public website called MouthHealthy. In their section for adults, they have a “Fact or Fiction” quiz on dental health. Notice the answers to statements commonly made by Sacramento dental patients, and whether...

What to Do When Your Child Has a “Dangler” How should you deal with your child's first loose baby tooth? The slapstick comedy instructions for pulling a tooth involve a door and some string and go something like this: How Not to Pull a ToothTie a string...

Regular Dental Hygiene Reduces Hospital IllnessI tell all my friends now before they go to the hospital to see the dentist before they go, and brush their teeth four times a day.” — Dian Baker, Sacramento State Nursing ProfessorThe last thing a patient in the...