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Tooth Sensitivity

“Ouch doc, it hurts even when I smile”

Tooth sensitivity is the number one complaint for many patients. If you experience sensitivity when air brushes against your teeth, while drinking or eating something cold like ice cream, or even when rinsing with cold water, then you should read on. Although there are many...

Amalgam fillings are no longer recommended by our Sacramento dentists.

Fix It Before It’s Broken!

If you have gone to your dentist regularly and kept up with your oral health maintenance appointments, you have probably noticed that dentistry has dramatically changed over the years. The old way of thought was to drill, fill and bill. Visits to the dentist were...

Got Saliva

Got Saliva?

Saliva is an essential body fluid that provides protection and preservation of the oral cavity. Saliva is made of mostly water and many other substances which have lubricative, cleansing, anti-microbial, excretory, and digestive functions. It also aids in our speech, and facilitates our sense of...

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening Recommendations

Teeth whitening is a comparatively non-invasive cosmetic procedure that is on the leading edge of dentistry today. Whitening is the motivating factor behind many patients keeping up with their regular check-up appointments. We are all after a brighter, whiter, healthier smile because a brighter smile...

Periodontal Disease and Pregnancy

Periodontal Disease and Pregnancy

Prevention and Treatment Reduces Premature Births In this article from our series on periodontal disease (the infection of the gums and oral bones and tissues by bacteria) we look at the effect this problem has on pregnant women and their unborn children. For the majority of dental...

Bruxism and How to “Guard” Against It

Bruxism and How to “Guard” Against It

Bruxism is not a common word, but the problem it describes is often seen in our dental offices. Simply put, patients with bruxism grind their teeth, during the day or at night. Many clients never realize they grind their teeth unless it disturbs someone they...

Periodontal Disease and Diabetes

Periodontal Disease and Diabetes

Stopping a Vicious Cycle Diabetes is becoming a common American disease. Scientific American reports that over twenty million Americans have it and more are diagnosed every day. Since the 1980’s, scientists have realized that patients with diabetes experience periodontal disease and dental decay at rates far...

What is Periodontal Disease

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease is the infection of the tissues of the mouth by harmful bacteria. While you expect your mouth to contain bacteria (it’s possible to find over five hundred different varieties), with good oral hygiene and the help of your immune system you can keep...

Lip Piercings and Dental Health

Lip Piercings and Dental Health

Before you get your lip pierced, consider the results of a study made by oral surgeons at the University of Barcelona, Spain. Dentists investigated patients with a lip piercing on only one side of their mouth. Their gums and general oral condition were observed and...