Tori or tori mandibulares represent a subject of increasing interest on the Internet. What are they? What causes them? And do people need to worry about them? This article answers these questions.
Patients ask if there is such a thing as brushing too much. The truth is that even a good thing can be done to excess. Various factors are involved in deciding how much is too much, and these are discussed in this article.
Many dental patients are unaware of the high acid content of many common beverages, such as sodas, fruit juices, sweet teas and sport drinks. This press release presents the average numbers for the most common classes of drinks and provides solutions to prevent damage to tooth enamel.
Dental extractions today are far different from the teeth pulling of the past. With modern anesthetics and sedation techniques, the patient does not even have to feel any pain or be awake during the procedure. This article explains the tools used to extract teeth and what is done to replace them afterwards.
Many people spend significant money and time on over-the-counter tooth whitening products. They're in mouthwash, dental floss, toothpaste and kits. Are these whiteners worth the time and price?
Many people are curious about whether UV light lives up to expectations as a sanitizer. A related question, however, is how does ultraviolet kill microbes? The answer involves a fascinating look at DNA and the damage caused by ultraviolet light.
A client recently asked the question of whether tap water was safe for use when brushing their teeth. This article addresses this question and points out the benefits of tap water for both drinking and oral hygiene.
Patients occasionally note that their teeth feel loose while they undergo an orthodontic procedure with Invisalign. Is this normal? Is it simply part of the orthodontic process? Why don't their friends with braces feel the same way? This article answers these questions.
Every month, patients ask the dentists at the Sacramento Dentistry Group if dental x-rays are dangerous. In this press release, we discuss the answer to the question and reveal dangers that are far greater and much more common than any complications due to the small amounts of dental x-ray radiation.
What does a healthy tongue look like? What are signs of disease in the tongue? What can I do to keep my tongue healthy? All of these questions are considered in this article about the characteristics of a healthy tongue.
Invisalign is a clear plastic form of orthodontics, preferred by many for its invisibility and comfort. Can this treatment method cause oral cysts to form? An examination of the medical literature reveals the answer.
An FSA or HSA are health care accounts used to save on taxes while paying for health care. Many patients with crooked teeth wonder if orthodontic treatment, such as Invisalign, is included in the permissible expenses.
It is now fairly common practice for dentists to take x-rays and digital photographs of their patients' teeth. Why do dentists need surface level pictures when they already have sub-surface pictures via x-rays? This article explains the value of digital photography to modern dentists and their patients.
Oral piercings represent a health risk for the teeth and gums. Nevertheless, the dentists at the Sacramento Dentistry Group still want to see patients who wear piercings. Continued dental care is critical for monitoring the complications that often result from piercings.
Arch width is often a factor in various dental and health problems. Crowded teeth are connected with arch width. A higher risk of bruxism and sleep apnea are also found in people with narrow arches. So what is an average size dental arch and what is considered narrow?
A recent study from Sweden links poor oral health with a reduced risk of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Does this mean that people should not care for their teeth? What are the negative consequences of poor oral hygiene. The Sacramento Dentistry Group discusses the implications of this study.
Eating is made more difficult when teeth go missing. Dental implants replace teeth by securing a solid post to the jawbone and then attaching a replacement tooth to the post. This is an ideal technology, but some cannot use it and others cannot afford it. Are there compromises available that preserving customary eating habits? The Sacramento Dentistry Group answers this question.
Some people worry that getting orthodontic treatment, especially with clear plastic aligners like Invisalign, leads to loose teeth and tooth loss. For an explanation regarding this fear, the dentists of the Sacramento Dentistry Group provide an explanation of how orthodontic forces affect the teeth.