Bad Bacteria

Probiotics and Treating Gum Disease

Your digestive system, which includes your mouth, throat, stomach, and intestines, act as cities of bacteria. Just like in the city where you live, there are good guys and bad guys. When there are too many bad guys the good guy cops remove them to keep the city safe. However, if the bad guys overrun the town, they will take …

The Effect of Your Diet On Your Oral Health

You have probably heard that eating sugary foods can cause cavities. However, have you considered that the time you eat, how much you eat, and what you drink while you eat affects the health of your teeth, too? Oral health and diet are closely related. Everyone should work to improve their oral health through their diet. However, if you have …

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 …