Pediatric Dentistry

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...

Restoration Dentistry

Be Dental Visit Smart!

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...

Mouthwash comes in therapeutic and cosmetic varieties.

Is Mouthwash Necessary?

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,...

Preventive Dentistry

What is the ADA Seal of Approval?

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...

Oral hygiene is critical for good health.

How to Get Your Children to Brush

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...