Can Visiting The Dentist Be fun?

I would never say that going to the dentist is fun, or funny… unless it is someone else sitting in the examination chair!

At emergency dentist Sacramento it is a good thing to keep things in perspective and although having a dental emergency can be quite a nightmare, we should never take life so seriously that we become miserable to ourselves and those around us.

So, we take a break from talking about what a great dentist Dr. Wong is and pause to share a laugh with you.

I hope you find the following video funny and can find a moment to smile… and speaking of smiles, if yours is not where it should be I sure hope you give my favorite dentist in Virginia Beach a call.

Enjoy the video!

Coffee is Good for Your Teeth?

Everyone I know says coffee is bad for your teeth but what I think they mean to say is that it stains your teeth. Here at Emergency Dentist Sacramento we like to get the story straight!

I believe that coffee stains teeth but if you brush your teeth regularly this should not be a problem. And here is the cool thing, I just found an article that says drinking coffee, which I do a lot of, is actually good for your oral health, including reducing your risk for cancers in the mouth!

Link Between Coffee and Dental Care – Lower Your Oral Cancer Risk

By Jenny L McCoy

Studies have already shown that coffee may benefit dental care by reducing the risk of developing cavities. Now there’s even more good news for java junkies. Researchers have discovered that drinking a lot of coffee actually lowers your risk of mouth and throat cancer.

According to the findings featured in Web MD, people who drink more than four servings of coffee daily have nearly a 40% lower chance of contracting mouth or throat cancer when compared to people who don’t drink coffee. For those who drank less than five cups of coffee daily, the level of protection fell to still significant 4% lower odds for contracting mouth and throat cancer for each cup of coffee consumed each day. Protection for oral and pharyngeal cancer was evident, but protection against cancer of the larynx was not.

Coffee’s protective effect was shown to remain intact even for drinkers and smokers, despite the fact that tobacco and alcohol consumption are linked to head and neck cancers. Additionally, the protection effect didn’t demonstrate a boost by consuming fruits and vegetables, which are also known to protect against head and neck cancers.

The researchers at the University of Milan reached these findings when they analyzed nine studies comparing 5,139 people with head and neck cancer to 9,028 people without cancer.

So, which ingredient in coffee is responsible for reducing the risk of oral cancer? The study dismissed caffeine as a likely possibility since drinking tea, even in mass quantities, was not protective.

The researchers pointed out that coffee contains hundreds of chemicals. Of those, cafestol and kahweol have anti-cancer properties. However, future studies will have to determine more decidedly if these chemicals actually protect against cancer in people.

Previous studies in Wired Magazine have credited Trigonelline, an alkaloid, in coffee as a cavity-fighting agent. While the ingredient is recognized for giving coffee its taste, it’s also proven to prevent craters from forming in teeth, averting the cavity-causing bacterium Streptococcus from attaching to teeth.

The American Dental Association reminds us that coffee alone cannot create optimal dental health. In fact, excess coffee can stain teeth. The ADA recommends traditional dental care that includes brushing twice daily, flossing each day, eating a balanced diet, and regularly visiting the dentist. members can choose from more than 30 discount dental plans and over 100,000 participating dentist listings in combined networks nationwide. Ready to start saving on your dental care today? A discount dental plan is the anesthesia for your bank account! Visit and enter your ZIP code to find the plan that’s best for you!

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Okay, great news today because i’m not giving up my coffee!!!

The Word Is Spreading

This site, Emergency Dentist Sacramento, is getting a small handful of visits each day now and I sure hope people are taking my advise and setting an appointment with Dr Wong to take care of their emergency dental needs.

However, you do not need to be in pain or discomfort to go see them.  In fact, it is better to visit a dentist BEFORE you actually really need one.

I’m in the service business by trade and people tend to call me when things are no longer working and they are in great discomfort.  If they had called me before things broke down and had me do some preventative maintenance, they would not find themselves in these desperate situations.  Makes sense, right?

Same is true for your teeth I suppose.  You can brush and floss and do all the right things but you still need to visit a dentist each year to get a professional cleaning or to handle small problems before they become big ones.

A recent study stated that tooth and gum health was linked to disease in the body.  I’m not sure how true that all is because I do not trust the medical establishement and know that these studies can be influenced by those with the most to gain.

But, what I do know is that a healthy smile can affect both your professional and personal life in a positive way and you only have one set of grown up teeth so you need to take care of them.

Anyway, if you need an emergency dentist in Sacramento, or you just want to make an appointment to get your teeth cleaned, Dr Wong  is your man.  You have my word that he and his staff will take super great care of your and your family at a price you can be comfortable with!

Dentist Appointment – When Should You Make One?

Emergency Dentist knows when you go through pain; each of us has their own threshold.

emergencydentist sacramento11 Dentist Appointment   When Should You Make One?There comes a time when a person can only handle so much. A lot of people wait a long period of time before going in and getting things fixed; in some cases this ends up making things worse.

The best suggestion would be to get into the Dentist as soon as you have mouth pain. Most likely the source of the pain is an effected tooth and you should get it fixed as soon as you can!

It is a fact that ignoring the pain of the infected tooth will only make the problem worse. Teeth do not have the ability to repair themselves or get better with time.

Everything that happens with them is a direct result of what you do. So if you’re in pain and you go to the dentist you’re doing all you can do for your teeth.

The first thing the dentist is going to do is make sure that your pain level is manageable. Some people that have exposed nerves can hardly do anything at all, so the dentist will make sure that everything is numb.

The next step is checking for infection, and this can mean that they will give you antibiotics or they will do some work to remove the infection manually from your teeth.

A dentist can do anything from relieving pressure to reshaping the gum line, whatever is needed to ensure that the best possible treatment is given to their patient.

There are a lot of different things that a dentist can do within the span of just a couple of hours that could mean the difference between happiness and misery for an affected person!