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Dental Benefits

Dental Benefits Explained

ADA Website Features Insurance Information Section Dental insurance and its associated dental benefit plans can be difficult to understand and explain. What is a PPO compared to an HMO? How do Dental Discount Plans work? What if you are covered by one dental plan from your...

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...

DIY Dentistry

When DIY Dentistry Fails

So you see an ad for mail order clear aligners that mimic the procedures used by Invisalign. Or you want to protect your teeth from bruxism and you decide to buy a nightguard from the drug store instead of ordering one from the Sacramento Dentistry...

Air Pollution

Air Pollution Linked to Oral Cancer

A recent study of Taiwanese men found that the risk of oral cancer is higher if the person is exposed to high levels of air pollution. Published in the Journal of Investigative Medicine, the results are one more reminder of why regular visits for oral...

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...

3D Printing

Developments in 3D Printed Dentures

In a prior article, the Sacramento Dentistry Group focused on the current uses for 3D printing in dentistry. The common applications at this time are for short-term appliances that are only used for a few weeks, or for soft, protective devices such as nightguards and...

Doctor Measuring Blood Pressure

Why Should a Dentist Take Your Blood Pressure?

You may note that during some of your visits with the Sacramento Dentistry Group, your blood pressure is taken. Measuring the blood pressure is typically associated with visiting a medical practitioner, but few patients associate a dental visit with testing for hypertension. Why would a...

Find an ADA Dentist

Find an ADA Dentist

Here at the Sacramento Dentistry Group During the month of September, the American Dental Association (ADA) and CVS Pharmacy are teaming up to encourage the use of ADA approved products and for customers to regularly visit ADA dentists. If you want an ADA dentist in Sacramento...