gum disease Tag

Subgingival Irrigation

What is Subgingival Irrigation?

Subgingival irrigation has many different common names: gum flushing, oral irrigation, or pocket irrigation are a few. At home, dental patients use oral irrigators or water flossers when they turn on their Waterpik or electric toothbrushes that include water jet sprays for cleaning the teeth...

Some antibiotics, such as tetracycline or minocycline, do stain teeth.

Are Dentists Really Doctors?

Dentists are often asked if they are really doctors. The answer is yes! A dentist is a doctor of oral health, specializing in the treatment of diseases of the teeth, gums and oral tissues. The time required to become a dentist is the same as...

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...

How to Make Your Dental Assistant Smile

What’s Your Cavity Risk?

Americans are at especially high risk of developing cavities because of the large amounts of sugar and carbohydrates in their diet. Gum disease and dental decay affects well over 60 percent of children and adults in the United States. Therefore, at the Sacramento Dentistry Group,...

Gum disease may affect both the brain and heart.

Gum Disease and Arterial Diseases

Studies have demonstrated that patients with gum disease are almost twice as likely to also suffer from coronary heart disease. Oral infections and gum disease are also risk factors for stroke. People who have experienced a stroke are very likely to also have periodontal disease,...

Staying healthy means taking care of your teeth too!

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

A recent article from CNN featured a study that linked the risk of early death in women with periodontal disease. The report found that the loss of natural teeth from gum disease is associated with a 17% higher risk of early death, according to Michael...

Gum Recession

Teeth Explained

The Anatomy of Your Teeth Teeth are excellent tools, perfectly designed for eating, speaking, and smiling. It’s easy to take our teeth for granted though, and many people do until there’s a problem. With bad teeth, you seldom feel like smiling and have a hard time...

Oral hygiene is critical for good health.

Do the Right Thing!

When we hear those words, it can invoke thoughts of being told by your parents to eat your vegetables, or do a thing you're not inclined to do that is beneficial for you in the long run. For example, the Sacramento Dentistry Group understands that...

Oral cancer can be treated by our Sacramento dental surgeons.

Benefits of Stopping Smoking

Tobacco use may be one of the biggest risk factors in the development of periodontal disease.” — David A. Albert, D.D.S., M.P.H., associate professor at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine The US Department of Health and Human Services reports that millions of Americans per...

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...