Do I Need X-Rays Every Time I go to the Dentist?

Every time you turn around, it seems like we want to take x-rays. You ask yourself, Do I Need X-Rays Every Time I go to the Dentist? Well, here’s the scoop on what you need to know about radiographic imaging during your checkup: Digital x-rays Use Very Low Radiation Most people are concerned about the radiation associated with dental x-rays. …

Is Chocolate Really That Bad For My Teeth?

Meadowbrook Family Dental gets asked all the time, is chocolate bad for my teeth? Does it really cause cavities? The answer to these questions are yes and yes! I know, sounds weird! Here is the thing, the right kind of chocolate can prevent tooth decay. It is more about cocoa beans than the chocolate. The beans used in chocolate contain …

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What Should You Do First, Brush or Floss?

Patients at Meadowbrook Family Dental in Elk Grove ask us if they should brush or floss first. Truly, there is no clear answer and personal preference plays a big role in your choice. However, if you are weighing the pros and cons, here are a few qualifying factors that may help answer the question What Should You Do First, Brush …

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6 Common Misconceptions about Sedation – Two Part Series (Part Two)

Last week, in part one of our 6 common misconceptions about sedation series, we talked about how sedation is a safe and effective way to ease your dental anxiety. This week Meadowbrook Family Dental will continue part two of the 6 common misconceptions of sedation and hopefully answer more of the questions or worries you might have. 4. Sedation will …