Oral Health

Fear of bacteria and microorganisms is a constant drumbeat from merchandisers. In some ways this is reasonable, as the majority of our illnesses are caused by invasive life that we cannot see. While many of these millions of microscopic life forms are relatively harmless, and...

Lately our Sacramento Dentistry Group blog posts have focused on the most important aspect of your dental health – daily oral hygiene. Information about your toothbrush, mechanical toothbrushes and types of interdental hygiene tools, like floss and interdental brushes, have all been considered. What about...

Radiation scares people and the dentists at Sacramento Dentistry recognize the causes for that concern. It certainly is a fact that too much radiation, in a single dose or over a lifetime, can lead to serious disorders. The likelihood of dental x-rays causing you any...

Which Does a Better Job of Cleaning Your Teeth? The electric toothbrush is not a new invention. Introduced into the United States in the 1950s, it's been a part of the domestic life of many families. Since an electric toothbrush represents a bigger investment than your...

There are four typical sites for tooth decay. These spots are difficult to clean, so bacteria can usually gain a foothold, unless our patients are particularly diligent with their oral hygiene. Without regular cleaning and dental check-ups, these sites often suffer pits, fissures and lesions...

In a healthy mouth, the gums fit snugly against the tooth enamel, allowing very little access to the root surfaces below. The roots are thus protected from bacterial plaque and potential decay. When the gums recede, due to poor dental care, oral piercings, abrasion of...

Oral bacteria are a leading cause of tooth decay, but acidic drinks are also confirmed contributors to cavities in teeth. Called “caries” by dentists, these pits, holes and fissures are spots where the enamel has progressively worn away due to 1) bacteria living off food...

If you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles. – Sun Tzu Many people assume that cavities in their teeth, called “caries” by dentists, are simply holes that developed over time. In a certain sense, that understanding is...

Tooth sensitivity is the number one complaint for many patients. If you experience sensitivity when air brushes against your teeth, while drinking or eating something cold like ice cream, or even when rinsing with cold water, then you should read on. Although there are many...

If you have gone to your dentist regularly and kept up with your oral health maintenance appointments, you have probably noticed that dentistry has dramatically changed over the years. The old way of thought was to drill, fill and bill. Visits to the dentist were...

Not long ago we wrote about the connection between lip piercings and cracked teeth or gum disease. Before you think that tongue piercings are safer for your teeth, since the jewelry is further inside the oral cavity, consider this article. Studies done across the world...

Saliva is an essential body fluid that provides protection and preservation of the oral cavity. Saliva is made of mostly water and many other substances which have lubricative, cleansing, anti-microbial, excretory, and digestive functions. It also aids in our speech, and facilitates our sense of...