COLD SORES AND DENTISTRY

COLD SORES AND DENTISTRY

Most people know that cold sores are uncomfortable and embarrassing, but they can also pose some major problems when it comes to your dental checkup. But why would your dentist care if you have a cold sore on your mouth? Cold sores – also called fever blisters –...
Operation Gratitude: Thanks for all the candy!

Operation Gratitude: Thanks for all the candy!

Operation Gratitude was started as a grassroots movement in 2003 and has grown from a small volunteer organization to a national group responsible for sending more than 300,000 individually addressed care packages to military personnel deployed abroad, their families...
Dentists on the Run!

Dentists on the Run!

For the 20th year of the “Honey Run” 5K, Sardina Dental Group came out in full force to run and cheer on our neighbors and patients at the Amos Herr Park! Of the folks running from the office, Dr. Sardina crossed the finish line first, with a runtime of 25:03. Click...
Oil Pulling

Oil Pulling

Would you clean your mouth with oil? You may have heard about “oil pulling” from a Facebook post or a friend. But does this strange-sounding alternative dental method work? Oil pulling is a traditional Ayurvedic form of oral care, developed in India more than 3,000...
Ask a Dentist: Is Charcoal Toothpaste a Good Idea?

Ask a Dentist: Is Charcoal Toothpaste a Good Idea?

Ugh! In eighteenth-century London, most people brushed their teeth with a combination of chimney soot and salt. Over time, more functional and better-tasting toothpaste was developed, with active ingredients like fluoride (to fight dental decay) and potassium nitrate...
Root Canals : The Not So Painful Truths !

Root Canals : The Not So Painful Truths !

Root Canals Of all the procedures we routinely perform, root canals seem to prompt the most worry and the greatest number of questions: Do they hurt? Are they effective? Are they safe? A few myths about root canals come up again and again: Myth 1: Root canals are...