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If you routinely chew or bite your lip or oral tissues, you may cause a mucocele.

What is a Mucocele?

A mucocele is a common form of benign oral lesion or pseudocyst that forms in the mouth. The cause is usually due to some form of trauma to a salivary gland, blocking saliva and mucous from exiting the gland. As the tissues expand and fill...

Patients who need dental implants can be helped to get them with bone grafting.

Is it Okay to Wear a Nightguard with a Hole in It?

Custom nightguards are prescribed by our Sacramento dentists when a patient shows signs of dental bruxism, the medical term for teeth grinding. Many people grind their teeth at night, due to different potential causes. Whether chronic or related to a specific circumstance, a nightguard prevents...

Gonorrhea is often diagnosed by a Sacramento dentist.

STD’s and Dental Care

Many people view the dentists at the Sacramento Dentistry Group simply as dedicated people who fix teeth, but as discussed in a previous article, dentists are actually full-fledged doctors specializing in oral health. Therefore, it is important to recognize that besides caring for your teeth,...

Some antibiotics, such as tetracycline or minocycline, do stain teeth.

Are Dentists Really Doctors?

Dentists are often asked if they are really doctors. The answer is yes! A dentist is a doctor of oral health, specializing in the treatment of diseases of the teeth, gums and oral tissues. The time required to become a dentist is the same as...

Choosing the right toothpaste can be important if your oral health requires it.

The Choice in Toothpastes

The selection in toothpastes is huge, even within a specific brand like Crest or Colgate. There are whitening toothpastes, fluoride toothpastes, fresh breath toothpastes, natural toothpastes, sensitive teeth toothpastes and more. GQ magazine recently published a dentist's recommendations for the “best” toothpastes and here the...

It is assumed that Washington wore wooden dentures, but this is a myth.is

Were They Really Wooden Teeth?

Did George Washington Wear Wooden Dentures? Here’s a quick history question – What were George Washington’s dentures made of?If you said “wood,” you gave the popular answer, but not the correct one. The first President of the United States only had one tooth in his mouth...

The ADA will now team up with CVS to deliver dentistry content.

ADA Expands its Message

Pharmacies to Feature Dental Health Tips The American Dental Association (ADA) has expanded its reach into local CVS pharmacies. Throughout the dental health aisles, you should now notice new signs that provide dental health tips on a number of topics. In the words of the ADA,...

Traveling outside the country for cheaper dental care is often anything but that.

The High Costs of Travel Dentistry

The caring and understanding staff at the Sacramento Dentistry Group never discourages anyone from getting required dental care, even if it’s not performed in our Downtown Sacramento location. Your teeth are important, your gums are important, your dental health is important, and we want you...

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...