Is there a benefit to allowing a child to suck their thumb over using a pacifier, or vice versa? Find out more about this common childhood habit.
Prevention of bad breath, cavities, gingivitis, and periodontitis is possible! Proper nutrition and exercise along with avoiding tobacco use, establishing good oral hygiene, and regular dental examinations and cleanings are excellent preventative strategies.
Thumbsucking and Dental Development
Thumbsucking is a common habit in children, but it should stop by the time their first permanent tooth erupts. Otherwise, significant problems will result if it continues. Here are some helpful tips to help your child break the habit when that time comes.
How Bacteria Affects Breath
Can you measure the quality of bad breath? Turns out you can! More importantly, we share tips to decrease bad breath and improve your oral health.
Preventing Tooth Loss
If you have missing teeth, you aren’t alone. More than 100 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Prevention is the first step to keeping teeth. Here are 3 tips to help you keep your teeth for life!
Detecting Gum Disease
Gum disease is more common than you might think. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of adults age 30 or older suffer from some form of gum disease. From what we see at the Yuba City Dentistry Group, we have to agree. The challenge with...
The Battle Against Cavities
There’s an ongoing war waged right in your mouth. It’s you against the bacteria hiding inside plaque and tartar. If left unchecked by a good routine in oral hygiene, bacteria gets a foothold in your territory. As early as twenty minutes after you eat, bacteria feed...
Probiotics to Prevent Toothache
A recent study conducted at the University of Florida reported that taking a probiotic pill containing a previously unidentified form of Streptococcus bacteria, now named A12, fights the toothache causing bacteria Streptococcus mutans. That might sound a little...
How To Control Plaque And Tartar
How do you prevent gingivitis and periodontal disease? By keeping plaque and tartar in check! With regular oral care it is easy to make sure plaque and tartar do not build up, preventing gum disease from ever starting. What's the Difference Between Plaque and Tartar?...
The Best Way To Prevent Tooth Decay
What’s the best way to prevent tooth decay? Brushing and flossing every day. It’s so simple, but tooth decay and gum disease are the most common problems our Yuba City dental professionals treat. Our mouth is attacked every day by acid-eroding food and drinks. Combine...
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...