Oral Health

Has your regular dentist referred you to an oral surgeon, or mentioned that an oral surgeon would be called in for an upcoming procedure? Are you picturing an elaborate hospital operating room set up, something like the medical dramas on TV? Rest assured, it’s highly...

Few things are more beautiful in the world of dentistry than a newly emerged tooth. It has no stains, no tartar, cavities, fillings, or crowns. Lovely new teeth practically beg to be cared for, and cared for well.Unfortunately, during childhood, perfect and lovely new teeth...

Mouthguards worn during sports, biteguards for sleep to prevent grinding, and Invisalign trays inserted to straighten teeth – there are lots of people wearing plastic in their mouth. Can these devices cause cavities? The answer isn’t a simple yes or no. What Causes Cavities? First, here’s a...

How many American adults have tried marijuana at least one time in their life? While statistics vary, the number for the “at least one time” group is over fifty percent. Almost 55 million American adults are “current users” meaning they have used it at least...

While every mouth is different, the typical age range for wisdom teeth removal is from seventeen years old to the mid-twenties. There are exceptions, and some people well into their thirties may sheepishly announce to their coworkers that it’s finally time to get their wisdom...

Teeth and bones are the hardest substances in a human body, comprising about 15% of a person’s total body weight. But are they made of the same substances? In fact, they are not. While they share some properties, there are many fundamental differences between our...

Maintaining Dog Dental Health First, we want to make something perfectly clear. The Sacramento Dentistry Group is a dental practice for humans, and only humans. We are not a doggie dentist, leaving that for our veterinarian colleagues.Nevertheless, many of us at the Sacramento Dentistry Group have...

Nail Biting is Bad for Your Health What’s the go-to method in a movie or sitcom to portray nervousness in a character? Put on your best imitation of a well-paid actor auditioning for a part. The director shouts: “Give me your nervous look, now!”What do you...

Models in fashion magazines have them. A-list actors have them. The rich and famous flash them at every opportunity. Teething babies are about to get them. Even a new puppy has them. What are they? White teeth – beautiful, dazzling, perfect as new fallen snow,...

Plaque happens. Even the cleanest mouth, fresh from the dentist, will develop a thin film of plaque on the teeth within a few hours. Avoiding this naturally occurring plaque is as difficult as trying to keep your car completely dust free every single second of...

Dental floss is a low-tech solution to the age-old problem of bacteria and plaque buildup between teeth. Even with regular brushing and the use of mouthwash, the tightly spaced areas between your teeth cling to bacteria, food particles and plaque like they’re long lost friends....

It may seem reasonable that if the goal is clean teeth and gums, that when it comes to choosing a toothbrush, harder is better. After all, plaque and tartar sound so serious, so difficult to remove, so obstinate — wouldn’t it make more sense to...