The Difference Between Full and Partial Dentures

Do you know the important differences between full and partial dentures? Our team is happy to review both versions for optimal tooth replacement to help you better understand how they can restore your smile. Below we will review the main types of dentures, which are full and partial dentures, and... Read more »

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Great Dental Care Equals a Great Smile

By now you may have already seen the value of daily oral hygiene when it comes to maintaining a healthy mouth with strong teeth and gums. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush combined with a fluoride toothpaste and flossing in between the teeth and... Read more »

Understanding the Basics of Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is a fun and fantastic branch of cosmetic dentistry that can help improve the physical appearance of your smile. In some ways, cosmetic dentistry has been used to protect a tooth or repair damage to your teeth. However, cosmetic dentistry strictly focuses on the physical appearance to improve... Read more »

The Causes of Sensitive Teeth

Are you aware of what is causing your sensitive teeth? Did you know that sensitive teeth could be a warning sign something is wrong? The good news is our dentist, Dr. Jorge Rico with Rico Dental in Elk Grove, California, is here to provide you with some fundamental causes of... Read more »

Take Your Child to The Dentist

Do you know when it’s time to take your child to the dentist? Children need visits to the dentist as much as adults do. In fact, your child should start seeing a dentist when the first tooth appears or after their first birthday. If you take your child to the... Read more »

Water Flossers Can Help You

Water flossers have the ability to floss your teeth using water instead of traditional floss. Recently, water flossers have become a favorite tool to have in your home for you and your entire family. If you have young children or elderly conditions like arthritis in the hands that make it... Read more »