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About Dr. William J. Black

William Black earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Davis in 1988. He then went on to the UCLA School of Dentistry where he graduated in 1992. Following dental school, Dr. Black served in the U.S. Navy for 3 years as a dentist. He then settled in the Sacramento area where he opened his practice in 1996. Dr. Black is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), Sacramento District Dental Society (SDDS), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), and the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). He is currently pursuing Mastership with the Academy of General Dentistry and accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Black has 8 children, works actively with the Boy Scouts of America, and enjoys gardening.

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Woman Looking Into Mirror

Wishing for a Dazzling Smile?

If you could change just one thing about your smile, what would it be? Would you choose to lighten the color of your teeth? Or maybe you have chipped, cracked, or missing teeth you’d like to repair? These things happen as we age… teeth darken, little chips and gaps appear, and suddenly all those slight […]

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Children's Periodontal Health

Kids Can Get Gum Disease Too

It would be comforting to think that gum disease afflicted only adults. But adolescents and even pre-adolescents are especially at risk for what is often called Localized Juvenile Periodontitis (LJP). We usually think of periodontal disease as a result of plaque and calculus build-up. But the real culprit is bacteria that can spread from site […]

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Patient Review

We Want Your Opinion!

We are pleased to have you in our practice and hope to continue serving you well. We strive to deliver the type of personal service and friendly atmosphere that you want from a dental office, so if you’ve had a good experience and would like to share, please take a few moments to write us […]

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Fluoride Protection

The Plus Sides of Fluoride

As a direct result of fluoridation, dental health in our part of the world turned around dramatically. The improvement is evident in our children, fluoride in our water reduces tooth decay in children by 50 percent. Why then, are some put off by the idea of fluoride? It’s true that excessive levels of fluoride can […]

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Dental Tools

Today’s Improvements in Dentistry

There’s a bright new trend in dental offices these days: more people are scheduling appointments because they want to, not because they have to. Dentistry just isn’t the same anymore. In the past decades we’ve seen the development of materials and procedures that would be unimaginable to our predecessors. So if you know someone who […]

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Dental History Form

Keep us Updated About Any Health Changes!

Your Mouth Works Hand in Hand with Your Body Dental care is just one part of total health care. Because of that, we need to keep current with your entire health history, the good and the bad. Be sure to tell us if you… have experienced any new allergies or sensitivities have quit smoking (or […]

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Tooth Anatomy

Facial Growth, Oral Health, and “Modern” Food

How the “Foods of Commerce” Have Shaped Us From where we sit, getting dinner on the table is a piece of cake compared to what faced early man. We “hunt” at the grocery store, “forage” in the produce department, and “stalk” hamburger joints. What we end up eating, though, may be far less nutritious than […]

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Young Boy Sucking his Thumb

The Battle of the Thumb

What’s Wrong with Sucking Your Thumb? Most parents of preschoolers are engaged in the “battle of the thumb.” The thumb usually wins hands down. Continuous pressure on teeth from sucking can affect bone growth or even change the shape of the roof of the mouth. Upper teeth are sometimes pushed out while bottom teeth are […]

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Young Woman Checking her Breath

Do You Have Bad Breath?

When Bad Breath is Something to Worry About Morning breath…dragon mouth…onion breath…there are about as many descriptions of halitosis as there are reasons for it occurring. Chronic bad breath is usually not just too much garlic for lunch. Here’s a list of common bad breath causes, and what you might consider doing about each: Garlic […]

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Shade Matching

Choosing Teeth Whitening

Ever since the invention of the mirror, people have been looking for an easy way to have whiter teeth. Brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits help by removing stains and deposits on the surface of the teeth. But for those patients whose teeth have dark, yellow or other internal discolorations, teeth whitening may be the […]

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