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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...

Carrying around and using a toothbrush can help prevent gum disease, at the recommendation of our Sacramento dentists.

What’s In Your Pockets?

Gum Pockets, That Is! A recent study in the Journal of the American Dental Association found that scaling and root planing procedures are good for patients with severe gum disease, also called chronic periodontitis. This sickness affects about half of the adults over thirty in the...

A pair of grandchildren kiss their grandmother simultaneously -- a beneficial behavior that works best when your oral health is excellent.

Kiss and Tell

Peck, smooch, make out and pucker up. Kissing is a way to strengthen relationships and to show affection. For couples, a quick kiss is given and received without a second thought. From the peck between family members to the kiss from Mommy to make the...

A child's dental health is developed in the womb. Our Sacramento dentists can provide advice.

Maintaining Dental Health During Pregnancy

Protecting Oral Health for Two What is the most important thing an expecting mother can do for herself and her unborn baby's dental health during pregnancy? Fortunately, everything a mother does to maintain overall wellness also supports good dental health and birth outcomes. Likewise, a healthy mouth...

Enjoy fall flavors while continuing to care for your teeth with the help of our Sacramento dentists.

Dental Health in the Fall

Watch Out For Pumpkin-Spiced Stranger Danger It's still a bit toasty outside and drought-parched Sacramento trees may be losing their leaves because they're thirsty, but we also know it's Fall because the season of pumpkin-spiced everything is upon us. It's also the time of year when...

Men need to visit the dentist as often as women to stop losing teeth.

Real Men Visit the Dentist

Did you know that men are less likely to take care of their overall health than women? Along with ignoring their general well-being, studies show that men also tend to ignore their dental health, much to their significant other's chagrin. One reason why is because...