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How Often Should I Change My Toothbrush?

We've discussed the importance of your toothbrush as a tool for cleaning your teeth and applying the essential element fluoride to keep your teeth healthy. As all of you have experienced, however, toothbrushes wear out with use. How often should you change your toothbrush?There are...

Electric Toothbrush

Human versus Machine

Which Does a Better Job of Cleaning Your Teeth? The electric toothbrush is not a new invention. Introduced into the United States in the 1950s, it's been a part of the domestic life of many families. Since an electric toothbrush represents a bigger investment than your...

Interdental Brushes or Floss?

Is It Really an Either/Or Proposition? Interdental brushes are the tiny brushes made of straight wire and bristles affixed to a small handle that you can use to clean in-between your teeth. Many people now use these mini brushes instead of dental floss for cleaning between...

Dental Floss

Which Comes First?

The flossing or the brushing, which comes first? For most of our clients at the Sacramento Dentistry Group, the answer is probably brushing comes first. That's fine, because the most important thing is to brush and floss your teeth daily. For some very important reasons,...

Fluoride Applicator

Your Toothbrush Is Not Just a Cleaning Device!

A toothbrush is also a fluoride applicator! As mentioned in our articles on the forces trying to destroy your enamel, fluoride is an important component in the fight to keep your tooth enamel healthy and strong. It acts as a catalyst for the repair of...

Gum Recession

Gum Recession – New Territory for Cavities

In a healthy mouth, the gums fit snugly against the tooth enamel, allowing very little access to the root surfaces below. The roots are thus protected from bacterial plaque and potential decay. When the gums recede, due to poor dental care, oral piercings, abrasion of...

Enamel's Greatest Enemies

Enamel’s Greatest Enemies

Oral bacteria are a leading cause of tooth decay, but acidic drinks are also confirmed contributors to cavities in teeth. Called “caries” by dentists, these pits, holes and fissures are spots where the enamel has progressively worn away due to 1) bacteria living off food...

Why We Use Invisalign

Why We Use Invisalign

There has been much advancement in both research and technology related to the field of dentistry in the past decade or so. For the benefit of our patients at the Sacramento Dentistry Group, we keep up-to-date with these advancements by regularly attending Continuing Education (CE)...

Winning the Battle Against Cavities

If you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles. – Sun Tzu Many people assume that cavities in their teeth, called “caries” by dentists, are simply holes that developed over time. In a certain sense, that understanding is...