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The Invisalign Teen aligner, provided by Align Technology to the Sacramento Dentistry Group.

Using Invisalign with Oral Appliance Therapy

Our website recently fielded a number of questions about how Invisalign can be used with oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea. What is the connection between these three things and how is any one of them affected by the others? In reality, Invisalign can be...

Dogs need tooth brushing too! Dental hygiene is important for all species!

Brush Those Canines!

Maintaining Dog Dental Health First, we want to make something perfectly clear. The Sacramento Dentistry Group is a dental practice for humans, and only humans. We are not a doggie dentist, leaving that for our veterinarian colleagues.Nevertheless, many of us at the Sacramento Dentistry Group have...

Well-manicured fingernails can help prevent nail biting.

Don’t Chew on This

Nail Biting is Bad for Your Health What’s the go-to method in a movie or sitcom to portray nervousness in a character? Put on your best imitation of a well-paid actor auditioning for a part. The director shouts: “Give me your nervous look, now!”What do you...

Dental hygienists are a critical part of our Sacramento Dentistry Group team.

Are Yellow Teeth Unhealthy?

Models in fashion magazines have them. A-list actors have them. The rich and famous flash them at every opportunity. Teething babies are about to get them. Even a new puppy has them. What are they? White teeth – beautiful, dazzling, perfect as new fallen snow,...

Sleep Dentistry

The Difference Between Plaque and Tartar

Plaque happens. Even the cleanest mouth, fresh from the dentist, will develop a thin film of plaque on the teeth within a few hours. Avoiding this naturally occurring plaque is as difficult as trying to keep your car completely dust free every single second of...

Reach Gentle Gum Care Woven Floss is recommended by Sacramento dentist Dr. Brian Steele.

Five Fun and Fascinating Facts about Floss

Dental floss is a low-tech solution to the age-old problem of bacteria and plaque buildup between teeth. Even with regular brushing and the use of mouthwash, the tightly spaced areas between your teeth cling to bacteria, food particles and plaque like they’re long lost friends....

Toothbrushes are an essential part of your daily oral hygiene.

The Hard Truth About Toothbrushes

It may seem reasonable that if the goal is clean teeth and gums, that when it comes to choosing a toothbrush, harder is better. After all, plaque and tartar sound so serious, so difficult to remove, so obstinate — wouldn’t it make more sense to...

Amalgam fillings are no longer recommended by our Sacramento dentists.

Who Should Avoid Amalgam?

Dental amalgam, the material for “silver” fillings, is used less and less by dentists. The younger the dentist, the less likely they are to use dental amalgam. Many in the dental community and the public have health concerns over one of its primary components, elemental...

A tube of toothpaste is a good idea for cleaning your teeth.

When You Run Out of Toothpaste

It happened again. You went to the store specifically to buy a new tube of toothpaste, and you walked out with a bagful of items, but forgot the toothpaste. Now it’s too late for a run to the store and you positively cannot squeeze one...

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

Tooth Loss and Signs of Aging

There is Good News Dental education and better access to dental care help people keep their teeth for life! Americans are living longer and recent studies show that Americans are also doing a better job at taking care of their teeth. The American Dental Association (ADA)...