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Oral piercings present risks, verified by the ADA and our Yuba City dentists.

Oral Piercings and Dental Health

Inform Yourself of the Risks Don’t pierce on a whim." — The American Dental Association Body piercings, including the lips and tongue, are more mainstream in today’s society. If you or someone you care about is considering an oral piercing, is there anything you should consider? Yes,...

A parched desert illustrates the problem with dry mouth.

Treatment for Dry Mouth

Saliva is essential for oral health. Made mostly of water, it lubricates, cleans, remineralizes the enamel and helps fight bacteria. It also is an important factor in healthy digestion. Saliva helps us to speak and plays an important role in our sense of taste. Therefore,...

Ultrathin Veneers

Smile Your Best and Brightest

Whether we like it or not, appearance matters. So sometimes we need a little help, especially in regards to our teeth. Some teeth just don't grow the way they're supposed to, and all of us suffer the effects of aging as we get older. The...

A sumptuous buffet illustrates the wide variety of flavors that are recognized by the tongue.

Vitamins For Oral Health

In our last article, we discussed the dark side of gummy vitamins and why they can adversely effect dental health. If you choose to take a vitamin, the Yuba City Dental Group recommends taking a chewable or pill vitamin, instead of sugary gummies. But what...

Pediatric Dentistry is one part of the Yuba City Dental Group practice.

Getting Children to Care for Their Teeth

A parent’s job never ends, but during the morning rush or at the end of a busy day it’s easy to forget the kids need to brush their teeth. So how can we teach our kids that brushing and flossing is important? The Yuba City family...

Gummy vitamins may be tasty, but they usually contain just as much sugar as candy!

The Dark Side of Gummy Vitamins

What Makes Them So Tasty? Making sure your children stay healthy is very important for parents. You may worry about their diet, so gummy vitamins are a popular choice for supplementing what a child eats. But there’s a dark side to these gummies that may include...

Gum Disease Description

Root Cavities and Gum Disease

Many of our Yuba City dental patients unfortunately have gum disease. This problem is not just limited to our practice and clients, for it is a common problem throughout the United States. This poses definite difficulties because gum disease leads to gum recession, and gum...

Preventing Gum Disease

Control Plaque and Tartar

Something lurks inside your mouth, waiting to take advantage of a skipped round of flossing, or an ignored toothbrush. What is it? It’s bacteria, silently making plaque and tartar. When enough of this goo and hard gunk accumulates along your gumline, the result is gum...

Teeth fall out as new ones come behind. Should you help it along?

Should You Pull the Tooth?

Around five or six years of age, children begin losing their baby teeth. A big deal for the child, some youngsters are so excited at the idea of losing their baby teeth that they can’t stop wiggling the loose tooth. Others are more fearful and...

An image of an amalgam filling represents the question of whether these should be replaced.

Should You Replace Your Fillings?

The Yuba City Dentistry Group works hard to provide excellent dental care that is up to date with modern dental procedures. For example, it is now common practice to replace worn amalgam fillings with tooth-colored composite fillings instead. Why do our Yuba City family dentists...