Pediatric Dentistry

Dentist Appointment

How to See the Dentist

Ideas for Reluctant Dental Patients The basics of healthy dental habits haven’t changed in a very long time.Brush your teeth with a soft bristled toothbrush after every meal, or at least twice a day. Floss or use a device to remove food particles and plaque...

Customized Mouthguards

Customized Mouthguards Demonstrated Better

Researchers from Brazil recently tested the effectiveness of customized mouthguards against off-the-shelf mouthguards. As the Sacramento Dentistry Group has often stated, customized mouthguards proved to be significantly better at safely distributing stresses that might otherwise have broken teeth. Both types of mouthguards, however, were found...

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...

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,...

A dental home is defined as a place where you can receive comprehensive dental care, like at the Sacramento Dentistry Group.

What is a Dental Home?

A bill promoting dental health care was recently passed by Congress and signed by the President. In the Action for Dental Health Act (ADHA), the concept of a “dental home” is promoted as beneficial for children and adults. What is a dental home and how...

Brush and Floss Your Teeth

Brushing Your Teeth Part Two

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...

Brushing Your Teeth

Brushing Your Teeth

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...

Fluoridated drinking water is good for your teeth and is recommended by our Sacramento dentists.

Studies Confirm Fluoridation Safety

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...

A regular exam of the tongue is critical for maintaining oral health.

What is Tongue Thrust?

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...