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Laughing Gas

The Anniversary of Laughing Gas

And What Happened to the "Inventor of Anesthesia" This month the American Dental Association celebrated the 174th year of anesthesia in dentistry. The first anesthetic specifically used for a dental procedure was nitrous oxide, commonly called “laughing gas.” On December 11th, 1844, Dr. Horace Wells, a...

Reach Gentle Gum Care Woven Floss is recommended by Sacramento dentist Dr. Brian Steele.

Five Fun and Fascinating Facts about Floss

Dental floss is a low-tech solution to the age-old problem of bacteria and plaque buildup between teeth. Even with regular brushing and the use of mouthwash, the tightly spaced areas between your teeth cling to bacteria, food particles and plaque like they’re long lost friends....

Cosmetic dentistry improves smiles to give you the confidence you want!

Charcoal and Baking Soda Make Teeth White?

In a prior article we discussed Dirt tooth powder, an alternative to conventional toothpaste. Two other powders that are increasing in popularity recently are baking soda and charcoal. Do these actually have any benefits for oral hygiene? And what do our Sacramento dentists think should...

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...