Oral Health

There are several factors that raise a person’s risk of developing cancer of the esophagus. These factors include gender (it's more common in males), being over the age of 55, suffering from acid reflux, smoking, alcohol consumption and a diet high in processed meats and...

There Are Many Options Many people give little thought to their dental floss, even if they use it regularly. They use the free sample containers they get from their Sacramento dentist, or they buy whatever floss is handy at the market or pharmacy. Is Costco selling...

Researchers from Brazil recently tested the effectiveness of customized mouthguards against off-the-shelf mouthguards. As the Sacramento Dentistry Group has often stated, customized mouthguards proved to be significantly better at safely distributing stresses that might otherwise have broken teeth. Both types of mouthguards, however, were found...

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...

The news media has extensively publicized the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announcement that some children are using “too much fluoride” toothpaste. Some media headlines declare that the amounts used are “unhealthy” and create a frightening tone around an important daily activity. Just what has...

The Washington Post recently reported on the increase in antibiotic resistant disease in people returning from foreign surgical procedures. Included in this report was a warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), advising patients to avoid getting surgical procedures performed in Mexico....

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? Eating better, exercising more, less time watching TV, more time reading dental blogs?Or have you tired of those same old New Year’s lists, and you decided this year to throw that list out the window — making the...

When we do something new, let’s talk about what we’ll do.” — Daniel Tiger Many adults fondly remember watching Fred Rogers and Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood when they were children. Today’s youngsters watch a similar program with the animated series Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, based on characters from...

No Fluoride Means More Cavities Community water fluoridation prevents cavities in children. That is the conclusion of a team of medical researchers from the University of Alaska and Walden University in Minnesota in a recently published study. The report examined statistics for the city of Juneau,...

Your Favorite Subjects in Dentistry Many questions about dentistry come to the Sacramento Dentistry Group via our website. Here are the top five topics for 2018 with links to articles where we discuss each subject further. Four are old favorites, but one is a topic trending...

(To the tune of “My Favorite Things” by Rodgers & Hammerstein in The Sound of Music) Rumballs and chocolates, With breathmints and kisses, Chestnuts and cookies and candy cane blintzes, Trader Joe® fancy treats, marshmallow balls, During this season you may eat them all!   See’s® candy lollypops, sticky and crunchy, Toffee and...

A bill promoting dental health care was recently passed by Congress and signed by the President. In the Action for Dental Health Act (ADHA), the concept of a “dental home” is promoted as beneficial for children and adults. What is a dental home and how...