oral hygiene Tag

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How to Have a Healthy Mouth It can pretty much go without saying we all like to look and feel our best, right? It can also be said we are all creatures of habit to some degree. No one likes an expensive surprise, unless it's a...

The flossing or the brushing, which comes first? For most of our clients at the Sacramento Dentistry Group, the answer is probably brushing comes first. That's fine, because the most important thing is to brush and floss your teeth daily. For some very important reasons,...