Dental Facts

Let’s talk about the dental chair! The main seat of action in any dental office, it causes a wide variety of reactions. Some get intimidated or nervous. Others feel a measure of relief, because their pain is about to go away or their mouth will...

Which Came First, the Brush or the Paste? The answer to this question might surprise you! When we think of dental care, the toothbrush is probably the first component that comes to mind, but archaeological research shows that toothpaste (defined as powders or concoctions intended to...

You’ve probably heard of it. Perhaps someone you know has mentioned their TMJ is “flaring up.” If so, you probably nodded and showed sympathy, because it’s true that some patients with TMJ syndrome suffer intense or debilitating pain. Others manage any pain outbreaks with restrictions...

The Benefits of Saliva Saliva goes by many names: drool, spit, slaver, dribble, and other unsavory synonyms. It’s that clear, semi-viscous liquid in your mouth that builds up at times — especially when you anticipate a tasty meal. The American Dental Association (ADA) recognizes its importance...

What Your Tongue Says About You During a checkup at the Yuba City Dentistry Group, your dentist learns quite a bit about your oral health: the strength of your enamel and the integrity of your teeth; the quality of your gum tissue; whether you show signs...

In the dental industry, many words sound strange and potentially frightening. For example, you might hear the word debridement and think it must involve some horrible procedure. Debridement, however, is simply a procedure to get your teeth and gums to a state where your Yuba...

Sometimes there seems no end to the choices of sweet treats available to tantalize your taste buds, with new versions and flavors being introduced all the time. One of the more recent fads when it comes to sweets is sour candies. It might sound odd,...

Don't Create a Sticky Situation! Today’s American lifestyles and diet choices are often dangerous for your teeth. Perhaps you have already experienced a compromised tooth from diet, sports, work, or a neglected routine in oral hygiene. A common way to restore a severely damaged tooth to...

Are They Worth the Risk? The average American diet runs high in refined or simple carbohydrates and sugars. It’s also a fact that tooth decay and gum disease affect over 90% of children and adults in the United States. Not everyone is harmed in the same...