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Mouthwash FAQs

Whether it's to mask bad breath, fight cavities or prevent the buildup of plaque, the sticky material that contains germs and can lead to oral diseases, mouthwash serves a variety of purposes. Or so we think. Though they may leave your mouth with a clean, fresh taste, some washes can be harmful, concealing bad breath and unpleasant taste that are signs of periodontal diseases which cause inflammation and degeneration of the supporting structures of the teeth and tooth decay. Your dentist will tell you, [...]

By |2023-12-22T15:04:43-08:00June 11, 2024|Preventative Dentistry|

Treating Halitosis

Whether you call it dragon breath, morning breath, or halitosis, persistent bad breath is not only socially embarrassing, it can also be a sign of poor oral hygiene, periodontal disease, digestive problems, and even sinus trouble. And all the mouthwashes and breath fresheners in the world won’t solve the problem. A simple visit to our office is the real answer to finding the source and extent of the offensive odor and treating the cause. We now offer a wide range of diagnostic and preventive [...]

By |2023-12-22T15:03:34-08:00April 16, 2024|Restorative Dentistry|

Diabetes and Your Mouth

We could be first to know. Don’t let us be the last. Diabetes affects the blood chemistry and metabolism of its victims, threatening them with multiple serious disorders. But early detection can ward off the dangers, and we dentists are often the first to notice clues. Diabetics are more likely than others to develop tooth decay, periodontal (gum) disease, fungal infections, dry mouth, impaired taste, inflammatory skin disease, delayed healing and infections. Many diabetics have to come in for dental checkups more often than [...]

By |2023-12-22T15:02:41-08:00March 5, 2024|Patient Education|

Your Mouth and Gum Disease

Gum Disease Treatment Sacramento, CA “A family affair” Think of the great things you’ve passed along to your kids: sense of humor, charm, style, wit—why, the list could go on and on of course! Unfortunately, some of the things that get passed from parent to child aren’t that great. One is a predisposition towards periodontitis, or gum disease. Of the hundreds of strains of bacteria that inhabit your mouth we’ve turned up 5 or 6 particularly aggressive ones and labeled them “probable periodontal pathogens.” [...]

By |2023-07-11T08:00:10-07:00July 11, 2023|Periodontal Dentistry|

Do You Have Gum Recession?

What is Gum Recession? Gum recession is a condition in which gum tissue shrinks/retracts/disappears over time. The result is that teeth appear longer and exposed. Superficially, this might look unsightly, but it can also cause sensitivity, discomfort, and other problems. If left untreated, recession can lead to cavities and, eventually, tooth loss. It may be easy to take steps to prevent gum recession. But, because it happens slowly over time, those at risk are often unaware of the problem until significant recession has already [...]

By |2023-04-11T08:00:20-07:00April 11, 2023|Periodontal Dentistry|

Periodontal Maintenance

What is periodontal disease? Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums. It typically occurs due to the buildup of plaque or tartar along the gum line, as well as other results of poor oral hygiene. Early stages of the condition (often called gingivitis) may first appear as mild bleeding during brushing or flossing. You might think this is a somewhat normal occurrence, however, no amount of bleeding is considered acceptable. Instead, you may in fact be a candidate for our periodontal maintenance program. [...]

By |2023-02-28T08:00:59-08:00February 28, 2023|Periodontal Dentistry|

Bad Breath, A Bad Sign

Do You Have Bad Breath? Get treatment and see a dentist in Sacramento, CA. We all know that bad breath can be embarrassing socially, but it could be a symptom of more serious dental problems. It may be tempting to mask the issue with cover-ups such as chewing gum, breath mints, mouthwash, or other temporary fixes. However, if bad breath (AKA halitosis) is a continuing problem in your life, we highly recommend an evaluation to determine if an oral health issue is an underlying [...]

By |2022-07-26T08:00:45-07:00July 26, 2022|Patient Education|

At The First Sign Of Gum Disease

Get Gum Disease Treated Quickly Prevent further damage to your teeth. Gum disease is a big problem. By some estimates, as many as half of all adults suffer from the condition. Most people think that it can't happen to them, but it's easy to become a statistic! Quick treatment can prevent periodontal disease from spreading and causing more damage. If you suspect a problem, don't hesitate to contact our office for a checkup and consultation. Call (916) 483-5900 to schedule an appointment. Symptoms of [...]

By |2022-04-19T08:00:23-07:00April 19, 2022|Periodontal Dentistry|

Don’t Forget to Floss

Using Floss Is Essential To Good Oral Health Learn the benefits and proper technique. With new state-of-the-art mechanical toothbrushes, you might feel that your teeth are cleaner than ever. So it might be tempting to skip the floss. However, if you forget this simple step, you're doing your teeth a real disservice. Benefits of Flossing Even with perfect brushing, its impossible to get all the way in between teeth. In these hard to reach places, food particles and debris become trapped. Eventually, harmful bacteria [...]

By |2022-02-22T08:00:31-08:00February 22, 2022|Preventative Dentistry|

Dental Phobia: Do You Have It?

How to Handle Dental Phobia Although our practice is peaceful and serene, we know that some patients need a little more to get the extra comfort and security they need. For those that are nervous when it comes to dentistry, we have extensive experience working with 'dental phobia.' We designed our practice to provide a calm and relaxing atmosphere for our patients. And, if there's anything we can do to make your appointment more comfortable, just let us know. We will do our best [...]

By |2022-01-25T08:00:55-08:00January 25, 2022|Fear & Anxiety|