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Reusable Straw

Can a Straw Save Your Teeth?

Almost weekly we hear of a new scientific study touting the benefits of a well-known “superfood.” Blueberries? They’re the bomb! Turmeric? It’s terrific! Coffee and tea? Some say they have benefits more powerful than the caffeine that perks you up in the morning and near...

Dealing with Sjögren's

Dealing with Sjögren’s Syndrome

The American Dental Association recently referred readers of its website to the national Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation and their new YouTube series on “Living with Sjögren’s”. What is Sjögren’s syndrome? Why is it important to the Sacramento Dentistry Group that patients are aware of this disease? What...

Pneumonia

Can Dental Visits Prevent Pneumonia?

There is a well-documented connection between oral health and pneumonia, and dental visits are important in maintaining good oral health." — Michelle Doll, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University Pneumonia is a frightening disease. Caused by an infection of the lungs, it leads to trouble breathing and may...

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...

Coffee, Tea and Merlot

Coffee, Tea or Merlot?

What Stained My Teeth? It seems that every week a new study comes out reporting either the benefits or pitfalls of our favorite beverages. Coffee? One week it’s touted as the best thing since fruit and vegetables. Then, the next study out crashes it back down...

Hot Tea and Cancer

Hot Tea and Cancer

There are several factors that raise a person’s risk of developing cancer of the esophagus. These factors include gender (it's more common in males), being over the age of 55, suffering from acid reflux, smoking, alcohol consumption and a diet high in processed meats and...

Why Become a Dentist

So You Want to Be a Dentist!

Why should someone consider a career as a dentist? For life examples, you can always meet our dentists here at the Sacramento Dentistry Group. You can also consider the following facts from the American Dental Association that explain why many people become one of the...

Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen Improves Performance of Local Anesthetics

Ibuprofen is a commonly used over-the-counter (OTC) anti-inflammatory drug. Injure a muscle or sprain a joint and this analgesic is often recommended by a doctor as part of your treatment and recovery. This is not all it can do, however, as the Journal of the...

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...

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...