Oral Health

There are many good projects for do-it-yourselfers: changing your motor oil, painting your house, and making a shelf all come to mind. What about fixing holes in your mouthguard or nightguard? Sorry to say, those are not fixit projects. If you have a nightguard or...

Bacteria are difficult to pin down. First, they are incredibly small — microscopic. Second, they multiply extremely quickly. You start with one and in a short time have thousands! Therefore, the estimates on how many bacteria live inside our mouths vary greatly in number —...

People love to hear good news about their “guilty pleasures.” Eating or drinking dark chocolate is one of these. Without question, dark chocolate is connected with many beneficial effects, especially on the circulatory system. Within the last decade, the prevention of cavities has also been...

A recent study of Taiwanese men found that the risk of oral cancer is higher if the person is exposed to high levels of air pollution. Published in the Journal of Investigative Medicine, the results are one more reminder of why regular visits for oral...

Since e-cigarettes are still a relatively new product, especially compared to the traditional cigarette, research is ongoing to determine the actual effects they have on the human body, especially the mouth and teeth. Results are starting to be published, however, as studies are completed. Recently,...

The Sacramento Dentistry Group website registered a question recently: “Is dental floss that includes fluoride in the fibers actually effective?” To answer this question, first let us look at what fluoride actually does for the teeth. Then we will consider the scientific evidence regarding dental...

You may note that during some of your visits with the Sacramento Dentistry Group, your blood pressure is taken. Measuring the blood pressure is typically associated with visiting a medical practitioner, but few patients associate a dental visit with testing for hypertension. Why would a...

Here at the Sacramento Dentistry Group During the month of September, the American Dental Association (ADA) and CVS Pharmacy are teaming up to encourage the use of ADA approved products and for customers to regularly visit ADA dentists. If you want an ADA dentist in Sacramento...

The Sacramento Dentistry Group is pleased to bring our Guardian Insurance patients the information that wisdom teeth extractions are now once again automatically covered for sedation or general anesthesia, if your dentist deems it necessary. When dealing with impacted teeth, the availability of some form...

What It's Good For! Part 2 of a 2-part series In our last article, we discussed a recent University of Washington scientific review that studied toothbrushing and dental caries. The study concluded that simply brushing the teeth does not prevent cavities. Fluoride in the toothpaste is required...

What is it Good For? Part 1 of a 2-part series A recent study led by University of Washington dental professor Philippe Hujoel is popping up in newspapers and media reports across the United States. This scientific review comes to the conclusion that simply brushing the teeth...

A mucocele is a common form of benign oral lesion or pseudocyst that forms in the mouth. The cause is usually due to some form of trauma to a salivary gland, blocking saliva and mucous from exiting the gland. As the tissues expand and fill...