Oral Hygiene

Vegan Floss

Vegans and Waxed Floss

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...

Chocolate in Your Teeth

Chocolate and Your Teeth

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...

Children and Fluoride

What About Fluoride Toothpaste and Children?

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...

New Year, New Smile!

New Year, New Smile!

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...

Children and Water Fluoridation

Community Water Fluoridation Benefits Children

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,...

The Top 5 Topics for 2018

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...

Bacteria In Your Mouth

The Different Kinds of Bacteria in Your Mouth

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 —...

Dark Chocolate

Does Dark Chocolate Prevent Cavities?

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...

E-Cigarettes and Cavities

Do E-Cigarettes Cause Cavities?

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,...

Dental Floss

Does Dental Floss with Fluoride Really Work?

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...