Oral Health

Germs, germs everywhere! Germs are an unavoidable part of life, whether it’s from what we touch throughout the day, to what the kids bring home from school, or the coworker who coughs all day right next to you. During this time of year, primetime for...

As we discussed in our last article, gum recession is a natural part of aging, but it also can be a side effect of certain eating habits, oral jewelry and patterns of toothbrushing (too much or too little). What can you do to prevent recognize...

Receding gums are something we all experience at some point in our lives. Age is the biggest risk factor for developing gum recession, because it’s unfortunately natural that gums recede a bit as we grow older. But gum recession that takes place before the age...

Losing a tooth isn’t good news, but losing multiple teeth is even worse. Lost teeth affect our ability to chew, speak, and smile. Dental implants are state-of-the-art replacements for missing teeth, but nothing works as well as the originals! Eight Bad Habits for Teeth If you can...

Young Adult E-Cigarette Use Up An article posted on CNN highlights the disturbing trend of increasing e-cigarette use among teenagers and young adults. Why is this concerning for parents and our Sacramento dentists? Mainly it’s because vaping or e-cigarette use is largely unregulated and most teens do not know...

What is a dental abscess? To be blunt, it is typically a pocket of pus formed in infected gum tissue when the pus cannot drain from the jaw or oral cavity. It is extremely painful and without prompt treatment from our Sacramento dental office, the infected...

Why do our Sacramento dentists perform an oral cancer screening at every routine dental exam? It’s not that Sacramento oral cancer rates are higher than in other areas. It’s because cancer screening is easy to do and can save your life! With some simple steps...

The Sacramento Dentistry Group reminds our patients that brushing daily is imperative for a healthy mouth. But did you know it is possible to do too much of a good thing? Yes, brushing too long, too often or too hard is called “toothbrush abrasion” and...

  Food for Better Breath Did you know that there are certain foods for improving your breath? If you are sometimes self-conscious about your breath, these specific foods may give you greater confidence. So while you will still need to brush and floss daily, try the following foods...

Many patients ask if it is really possible to keep their original set of teeth for a lifetime. It is true that the average American has lost at least a few teeth before the age of seventy, and the Sacramento Dentistry Group certainly installs a...

Fight the Fine Fight! There’s a disease about 80% of us have and we might not even be aware of it. It’s a sneaky condition that starts out seemingly harmless, but left untreated it can destroy your mouth and dental health. What is it? It’s gum...

Are Genes Affecting Your Teeth? There are some oral health issues that are passed on genetically, so there’s a chance you have inherited more than your nose or eye color from your parents. Dental problems do run in families and some people have an increased risk...