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Healthy gums have a pink appearance and do not bleed. They meet over cover a portion of the tooth enamel, in order to protect the roots.

The Long and Short of Gum Recession

Millions of Americans and many of our Sacramento dental patients have gum disease. One of the most dangerous aspects of gum disease is naturally the effect on the gums themselves. Over time, gum disease, also called periodontal disease, causes the gums to recede away from...

Your goals for 2016 should include breaking bad dental habits.

Break These Bad Dental Habits

A new year is upon us and the Sacramento Dentistry Group wants you to have the best dental health year ever! With that in mind, here are a few tips for breaking some bad dental habits to keep your mouth as healthy as possible.Stop nail...

Neem leaves are used in India as part of a oral health care routine.

Does Neem Really Work?

Natural Mouth Care with Neem Mouthwash A previous article discussed oil pulling as a natural remedy for oral health. To further this theme, let's discuss the neem tree, scientifically known as Azadirachta indica. The neem is native to India and has been used in that country...

Mandibular torus is just one example of dental words used by our Sacramento dentists.

Talk About the Tongue

You use your tongue non-stop to swallow, taste, talk, chew, and occasionally stick out at siblings or others who annoy you. The tongue is one of the hardest working muscles in your body, used all day without seeming to get tired. Nevertheless, do not take...

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

Toothpaste’s Place in History

Which brand of toothpaste do you use? A look down the toothpaste aisle reveals stacks of the stuff, each style claiming to be the best at fighting cavities, freshening breath, or whitening teeth. Dental care has come a long way from it's origins, so let's...

Will oil pulling help your teeth?

Does Oil Pulling Really Work?

Thanks to the Internet, folk remedies are common news. Controversy abounds about whether or not such home therapies really work, let alone if they are safe. For example, the practice of “oil pulling” is thousands of years old and gaining popularity with patients who want to...

Healthy gums are critical to your dental well-being.

If Gums Could Talk

What Would Your Gums Say? Your gums can't talk, but they might be trying to tell you something. When it comes to gums, “no news is good news.” Healthy gums are firm and pink, letting you know by their appearance that all's well and you should...

Mandibular torus is just one example of dental words used by our Sacramento dentists.

What is Torus Mandibularis?

Torus mandibularis is an oral abnormality where bone grows and develops knobby bumps or ridges in a person's mouth. Multiple growths are called tori. Generally, people with tori eat, drink, and swallow with no problem. Since it's an outgrowth of natural bone, most people do...

Burning mouth can make it seem like your tongue and oral tissues are on fire!

Burning Mouth and Tongue Syndrome

Have you ever had the unpleasant sensation that your mouth was on fire? If you feel this way regularly and you know that spicy food is not to blame, you may be suffering from burning mouth syndrome. What is this condition and how can you cope with...

Microbeads are found in some dental products. Our Sacramento dentists show you how to avoid them.

Microbeads and Toothpaste

Should You Avoid Microbeads? The outcry about plastic microbeads in facial cleansers and other products is loud. Water and marine scientists regularly find them in samples taken from the San Francisco Bay and other waterways around the world. Their source is simply the drainpipes of millions...