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A bright, colorful toothpaste is much different than the powders of ancient history.

How to Keep Your Toothbrush Germ Free

Germs, germs everywhere! Germs are an unavoidable part of life, whether it’s from what we touch throughout the day, to what the kids bring home from school, or the coworker who coughs all day right next to you. During this time of year, primetime for...

Gum disease treatment is available from our Sacramento dentists.

Steps to Treating Gum Recession

As we discussed in our last article, gum recession is a natural part of aging, but it also can be a side effect of certain eating habits, oral jewelry and patterns of toothbrushing (too much or too little). What can you do to prevent recognize...

Flossing helps prevent gum recession.

Gum Recession and Your Oral Health

Receding gums are something we all experience at some point in our lives. Age is the biggest risk factor for developing gum recession, because it’s unfortunately natural that gums recede a bit as we grow older. But gum recession that takes place before the age...

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Does Invisalign Cause Oral Cysts?

Our sister website for the Placerville Dental Group recently received a query about Invisalign orthodontics and oral cysts. Basically, the person was concerned about whether these clear plastic aligners cause oral cysts to form. Rest assured that the scientific literature makes no note of Invisalign...

When you lose a tooth, your Sacramento dentist can help put it back.

Do This to Lose Teeth

Losing a tooth isn’t good news, but losing multiple teeth is even worse. Lost teeth affect our ability to chew, speak, and smile. Dental implants are state-of-the-art replacements for missing teeth, but nothing works as well as the originals! Eight Bad Habits for Teeth If you can...

Our Sacramento dentists do not recommend the use of e-cigarettes.

Surgeon General Reveals Alarming Trend

Young Adult E-Cigarette Use Up An article posted on CNN highlights the disturbing trend of increasing e-cigarette use among teenagers and young adults. Why is this concerning for parents and our Sacramento dentists? Mainly it’s because vaping or e-cigarette use is largely unregulated and most teens do not know...

Emergency Dental Care

Treating an Oral Abscess

What is a dental abscess? To be blunt, it is typically a pocket of pus formed in infected gum tissue when the pus cannot drain from the jaw or oral cavity. It is extremely painful and without prompt treatment from our Sacramento dental office, the infected...

The VELscope is a simple-to-use oral cancer screening device.

Why Oral Cancer Screening Is Important

Why do our Sacramento dentists perform an oral cancer screening at every routine dental exam? It’s not that Sacramento oral cancer rates are higher than in other areas. It’s because cancer screening is easy to do and can save your life! With some simple steps...

Dental Implants

Dental Implant Questions and Answers

If you have missing teeth, our Sacramento dental office usually recommends dental implants instead of dentures or a bridge. Dental implants are generally recommended over dentures and bridges because implants are a restoration alternative that mimics the role of the missing teeth. Dental implants look and...

How to Brush

Can You Brush Too Much?

The Sacramento Dentistry Group reminds our patients that brushing daily is imperative for a healthy mouth. But did you know it is possible to do too much of a good thing? Yes, brushing too long, too often or too hard is called “toothbrush abrasion” and...