tooth decay Tag

The American Dental Association recently referred readers of its website to the national Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation and their new YouTube series on “Living with Sjögren’s”. What is Sjögren’s syndrome? Why is it important to the Sacramento Dentistry Group that patients are aware of this disease? What...

People love to hear good news about their “guilty pleasures.” Eating or drinking dark chocolate is one of these. Without question, dark chocolate is connected with many beneficial effects, especially on the circulatory system. Within the last decade, the prevention of cavities has also been...

Since e-cigarettes are still a relatively new product, especially compared to the traditional cigarette, research is ongoing to determine the actual effects they have on the human body, especially the mouth and teeth. Results are starting to be published, however, as studies are completed. Recently,...

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...

Mouthguards worn during sports, biteguards for sleep to prevent grinding, and Invisalign trays inserted to straighten teeth – there are lots of people wearing plastic in their mouth. Can these devices cause cavities? The answer isn’t a simple yes or no. What Causes Cavities? First, here’s a...

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...

Take Two Easy Steps Every Day Tooth decay and gum disease (gingivitis) are the most common problems our Sacramento dental clinic treats. This is because acidic food and drinks, plus bacteria and other germs constantly barrage our teeth and gums. Our immune system does an amazing...

What Your Dentist May Know Before You Do Did you know your dentist might know you have a health condition before you do? If you wake up every now and then with a painful and burning sensation in your chest or a bad taste in your...

Recent Questions Discussed by the ADA The American Dental Association has launched a new public website called MouthHealthy. In their section for adults, they have a “Fact or Fiction” quiz on dental health. Notice the answers to statements commonly made by Sacramento dental patients, and whether...

Oral bacteria are a leading cause of tooth decay, but acidic drinks are also confirmed contributors to cavities in teeth. Called “caries” by dentists, these pits, holes and fissures are spots where the enamel has progressively worn away due to 1) bacteria living off food...

If you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles. – Sun Tzu Many people assume that cavities in their teeth, called “caries” by dentists, are simply holes that developed over time. In a certain sense, that understanding is...