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Children and Fluoride

What About Fluoride Toothpaste and Children?

The news media has extensively publicized the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announcement that some children are using “too much fluoride” toothpaste. Some media headlines declare that the amounts used are “unhealthy” and create a frightening tone around an important daily activity. Just what has...

Brush and Floss Your Teeth

Brushing Your Teeth Part Two

What It's Good For! Part 2 of a 2-part series In our last article, we discussed a recent University of Washington scientific review that studied toothbrushing and dental caries. The study concluded that simply brushing the teeth does not prevent cavities. Fluoride in the toothpaste is required...

Brushing Your Teeth

Brushing Your Teeth

What is it Good For? Part 1 of a 2-part series A recent study led by University of Washington dental professor Philippe Hujoel is popping up in newspapers and media reports across the United States. This scientific review comes to the conclusion that simply brushing the teeth...

Preventive Dentistry

What is the ADA Seal of Approval?

And How Does it Help You? The Sacramento Dentistry Group often recommends looking for the ADA Seal of Approval, and the products we provide in our care packages after every dental cleaning are approved under this American Dental Association program. Just what is the Seal of...

Oral hygiene is critical for good health.

How to Get Your Children to Brush

Few things are more beautiful in the world of dentistry than a newly emerged tooth. It has no stains, no tartar, cavities, fillings, or crowns. Lovely new teeth practically beg to be cared for, and cared for well.Unfortunately, during childhood, perfect and lovely new teeth...

Sleep Dentistry

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...

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...

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...

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...

Talk About Bad Breath

Talk About Bad Breath

We can all be grateful that dental hygiene and practices have come a long way since historic times. If we think we have bad breath after waking up each morning, just think of the people who lived three thousand years ago! Bad breath was undoubtedly...