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 …

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 …

Make Dental Appointments a Priority

Certain things in life are easy to prioritize: paying bills on time, eating food, and staying hydrated are all at the top of most people’s list. However, there are other items of great importance that many people tend to neglect such as eating healthy, maintaining a budget, and visiting the dentist regularly. While not everyone would say that they like …

Gum Disease and Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of elation and anticipation. It’s a time of preparing for a brand new life to join a family for the very first time. Whether it is a woman’s first pregnancy or her third, a new baby on the way is an exciting time. While most women are happy to share the news of an upcoming delivery …

Gum Recession

Your mouth is a complex feature of your body, yet many people do not give the mouth enough credit or thought. Every single tooth is an individual living organism that has its own lifeline with nerve fibers, root system, and blood supply. The gums within the mouth are there to protect the lifeline of the teeth and to help stabilize …