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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...

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...

Coffee is recommended by dental scientists for your teeth.

Is Coffee Good For Teeth?

Studies show that drinking coffee in moderation is good for the liver, has antioxidant properties and may reduce the risk for cancer and decaf coffee is good for Type 2 diabetics. But did you know that researchers have recently found coffee’s high chlorogenic acid content...

The Sacramento Dentistry Group suggests sugar-free chewing gum when circumstances prevent you from brushing your teeth.

Is Xylitol Really Good for Your Teeth?

Has There Been Too Much Enthusiasm? Most people are familiar with the sugar substitutes on the market that wax and wane in popularity and are aware that some have questionable health benefits. However, xylitol has been deemed safe by the USDA for all people, including pregnant...

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 regular exam of the tongue is critical for maintaining oral health.

The Importance of a Healthy Tongue

Say Ahhh! The tongue is a powerful and useful part of your anatomy. Besides using it to taunt siblings and rivals as a child, you use your tongue in speech, for chewing and swallowing, preparing your food for digestion and recognizing objects in your mouth that...

Fluoride toothpaste, fluoridated water and toothbrushing are all recommended by our Sacramento dentists.

Fluoride for Adults

Fluoride — It's Not Just For Children When you think of fluoride treatment and use, you most likely think of the benefits for children. Fluoride is essential for youngsters, but it's also important for the oral health of adults. We have written in the past about...

The Sacramento Dentistry Group offers solutions for bad breath.

Battle of the Bacteria

Can "Good" Bacteria Affect "Bad" Bacteria? As mentioned in our last article, many things influence whether your breath is considered “good” or “bad.” Your last meal certainly plays a big role, as do your dental hygiene habits. Your overall health also plays a role, especially if...

Oral bacteria can help prevent or cause halitosis. Our Sacramento dentists can figure out which is which!

The Good, the Bad and the Smelly

Not All Oral Bacteria Are Made the Same Studies Examine How This Affects Your Breath Bad breath is a fact of life. Sometimes it comes from a delicious but “heavy on the garlic” meal. Did that burger for lunch have onions? No need to answer, everyone around...

Red wine can fight bacteria, but does that mean our Sacramento dentists suggest it over toothpaste?

Does Red Wine Fight Cavities?

Results show that red wine, at moderate concentration, inhibits the growth of some pathogenic species in an oral biofilm.” — Scientist Victoria MorenoA recent study out of Spain has suggested that red wine is potentially useful for fighting the oral bacteria that cause gum disease...