Dental Cleanings

Dental Cleaning: Basics For Oral Health

When you visit Dr. Lau at Meadowbrook Family Dental in Sacramento, California for your bi-yearly dental cleaning, it may be confusing. How do dentist really clean teeth? In this post, we will break down how Dr. Lau and his team at Meadowbrook Family Dental in Sacramento, California clean your teeth. 1. How does a dentist do a physical examination? The first …

Reasons Why You Have Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive teeth can make life uncomfortable. Drinking hot tea or oral health habits such as brushing and flossing, can cause pain. Toothaches typically occur when there is minimal root protection on the tooth. If the enamel on the tooth wears down, hot and cold drinks have access to the root’s nerves causing sensitive teeth. Below are a few reasons that …

Oral Cancer Risk Factors

Oral Cancer Risk Factors You Need to Know

Some people are genetically more susceptible to different diseases or cancers. There are also multiple external risk factors such as diet, exercise, and daily habits that can influence the likelihood of developing a disease. One way to spot oral cancer early is during your regular check-ups at Meadowbrook Family Dental. Dr. Lau will examine your mouth and throat for oral …

Talking Teeth

Most people believe that your tongue is the main mechanism that helps you talk, and it is. Your teeth play a large part in your speech as well. But did you know that your teeth also could talk? While your teeth don’t literally utter words, they can tell stories about your oral habits and care. Dental professionals like Dr. Lawrence …

How To Handle a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies are stressful, often painful, and scary for people of all ages. No emergency happens at a convenient time, but knowing how to handle a dental emergency before one occurs can give you a better chance at saving your tooth and preventing further damage to your mouth. While a knocked out tooth is typically the most extreme dental emergency, there …