9 Uncommon Causes of Bad Breath

Admit it, we’re all victims of bad breath, specifically in the morning. Bad breath is most commonly caused by poor dental hygiene. But, if you suffer from bad breath even after a your morning teeth brushing routine it may be an indication of health problems and you may need to...

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8 Facts about Oral Cancer

#1. Oral cancer often appears as a lump or sore in the mouth that does not go away. Oral cancer includes any cancers of the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor or roof of the mouth, sinuses, or throat. #2. Smokers (including cigarettes, cigars, pipes or smokeless tobacco products) are 6 times...

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Regular Teeth Cleaning vs. Periodontal Maintenance

A regular cleaning, or prophylaxis, is a preventative teeth cleaning. A periodontal maintenance is also a teeth cleaning, however, it is performed on patients who have gum disease.  We treat thousands of patients in the Sacramento area, and only about 40 percent of our patients receive a “regular cleaning” or...

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4 Tips to a Whiter Smile

Having been treating patients in the Pocket-Greenhaven area of Sacramento since 1991, we have seen many of our patient’s teeth lose their shine and luster. Coffee, tea, wine, cigarettes, you name your vice. They all stain teeth and you need some tips to keep a whiter smile. The holidays will be upon...

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