Oral Health

Custom nightguards are prescribed by our Sacramento dentists when a patient shows signs of dental bruxism, the medical term for teeth grinding. Many people grind their teeth at night, due to different potential causes. Whether chronic or related to a specific circumstance, a nightguard prevents...

Many people view the dentists at the Sacramento Dentistry Group simply as dedicated people who fix teeth, but as discussed in a previous article, dentists are actually full-fledged doctors specializing in oral health. Therefore, it is important to recognize that besides caring for your teeth,...

The selection in toothpastes is huge, even within a specific brand like Crest or Colgate. There are whitening toothpastes, fluoride toothpastes, fresh breath toothpastes, natural toothpastes, sensitive teeth toothpastes and more. GQ magazine recently published a dentist's recommendations for the “best” toothpastes and here the...

Did George Washington Wear Wooden Dentures? Here’s a quick history question – What were George Washington’s dentures made of?If you said “wood,” you gave the popular answer, but not the correct one. The first President of the United States only had one tooth in his mouth...

Pharmacies to Feature Dental Health Tips The American Dental Association (ADA) has expanded its reach into local CVS pharmacies. Throughout the dental health aisles, you should now notice new signs that provide dental health tips on a number of topics. In the words of the ADA,...

Three studies have recently confirmed the safety of fluoride when used as a water supplement for preventing cavities. The primary study, sponsored by the National Institute of Health’s Toxicology Program, was started in response to a review conducted in 2016 that raised some doubts regarding...

And How Do You Treat It? Ideally, the tongue “at rest” is not really resting. The optimum position of the tongue is high in the mouth, with the tip resting behind the upper teeth, not against them. Even with swallowing, this position is maintained.In children and...

For the vast majority of dental patients, a regular checkup that includes a dental cleaning is advised every six months. That’s twice a year, or once every 182.5 days, give or take. There’s no getting around this schedule, it’s been proven to be the most...

Swish on This! The mouthwash section in the dental area of your local store can be quite extensive. There are those giant bottles of mouthwash on the lower shelf that seem designed for a large mammal. The colors range from refreshing blue and green, dazzling reds,...

From childhood we hear that for strong teeth and bones we need to have calcium, and calcium comes from milk and cheese. The advertisements suggest that unless we are drinking and eating dairy, our bones and teeth will disappear before we reach middle age. And...

And How Does it Help You? The Sacramento Dentistry Group often recommends looking for the ADA Seal of Approval, and the products we provide in our care packages after every dental cleaning are approved under this American Dental Association program. Just what is the Seal of...

The drinks we sip don’t seem to stay that long in our mouth. It’s just a matter of opening up and gulping it down. How could they be causing stained enamel and dingy teeth? Let’s look at the three components of common drinks and liquids...