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10 01, 2023

Tobacco Use & Your Oral Health

By |2022-11-09T12:10:32-08:00January 10th, 2023|Patient Education|Comments Off on Tobacco Use & Your Oral Health

Does Smoking & Using Tobacco Cause Oral Problems? Learn about the adverse effects. You probably know that smoking cigarettes and using tobacco is detrimental to your health. But the problems are not limited to lung disease and secondhand smoke. On the contrary, the use of this harmful carcinogen can also have adverse effects on your [...]

3 01, 2023

Bacteria That Cause Cavities

By |2022-11-09T12:07:17-08:00January 3rd, 2023|Patient Education|Comments Off on Bacteria That Cause Cavities

Which Bacteria Causes Cavities? Looking Inside Your Mouth You probably know that bacteria in your mouth cause cavities, plaque, and tooth decay. And you also probably know that proper at-home care such as brushing and flossing is the best way to prevent cavities and more serious problems. (Combine with regular dental check-ups and professional cleanings [...]

20 12, 2022

Do You Have Diabetes?

By |2022-09-26T13:57:47-07:00December 20th, 2022|Patient Education|Comments Off on Do You Have Diabetes?

Diabetes and Dentistry What is diabetes? Diabetes is a condition in which the body is unable to regulate blood sugar levels. Specifically, this is due to the lack of the hormone insulin, which helps the body cells absorb glucose (sugar). There are two variations of the disease. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition preventing [...]

22 11, 2022

Bad Breath, A Bad Sign

By |2022-09-26T13:53:05-07:00November 22nd, 2022|Patient Education|Comments Off on Bad Breath, A Bad Sign

Do You Have Bad Breath? Get treatment and see a dentist in Elk Grove, 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 [...]

25 10, 2022

Sterilization, For Your Safety

By |2022-07-20T12:48:43-07:00October 25th, 2022|Patient Education|Comments Off on Sterilization, For Your Safety

Now More Than Ever... Sterilization has always been one of the top priorities in our practice. However, now more than ever, it's at the forefront of everyone's minds, and the importance could not be more apparent. With the ongoing threat over coronavirus (aka COVID-19), terms like disease transmission, airborne particles, contact tracing, and PPE (personal [...]

18 10, 2022

Wisdom Teeth Extractions

By |2022-07-20T12:47:20-07:00October 18th, 2022|Patient Education|Comments Off on Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Why Wisdom Teeth Need to Go Wisdom teeth are the largest teeth in your mouth, and the very last to come in. When they do, they can cause problems for the surrounding teeth, a condition we call impacted. Back in the day, before modern dentistry, people didn't take good care of their teeth. It was [...]

4 10, 2022

Cleaning Your Tongue

By |2022-07-20T12:44:26-07:00October 4th, 2022|Patient Education|Comments Off on Cleaning Your Tongue

Tongue, Brushing, Scraping, Etc. Cleaning Your tongue to prevent bad breath & improve oral health. One of the best ways to make sure your breath is fresh and clean is to make sure that your tongue is healthy and clean as well. The tongue may seem like a smooth surface, but nothing could be further [...]

23 08, 2022

What’s In Saliva?

By |2022-07-20T12:36:05-07:00August 23rd, 2022|Patient Education|Comments Off on What’s In Saliva?

Why Do We Have Saliva? And why is it important to teeth? Saliva plays a critical role in the digestive process. While the jaw and teeth do the hard work of chewing, saliva is there to provide moisture, lubrication, and help break down food. Then, of course, it also makes swallowing the food a whole [...]

17 05, 2022

Health History Update

By |2022-01-06T14:37:23-08:00May 17th, 2022|Patient Education|Comments Off on Health History Update

Why Is Health History So Important? When you visit the dentist, whether it's your first visit or you're a returning patient, it's essential to provide a full account of your health history. Why are we so insistent? There are some excellent reasons for this policy. We are here to help your teeth and oral health, [...]

15 03, 2022

Dental Calculus

By |2022-01-06T14:14:49-08:00March 15th, 2022|Patient Education|Comments Off on Dental Calculus

We're Not Talking About Math! Dental Calculus Is Damaging To Teeth. Dental calculus is simply another name for tartar—a solid, harmful substance that builds up on teeth. Without removing this hardened plaque, teeth become more susceptible to cavities and tooth decay. Additionally, calculus along the gum line will contribute to periodontal disease, which in turn [...]