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Keeping You Summer Smiles Healthy Elk Grove, CA
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Your friends at Ora Dentistry hope you are enjoying your summer and making the most of it no matter where you are. We also want to remind you to keep your smile bright and healthy with proper oral hygiene. Here are some reminders to help you.

Stay Hydrated!

The importance of staying hydrated cannot be overstated for physical and oral health. The human body is about 60% water in the average man and 55% in the average woman. Water is important to maintain many systems in the body. Dehydration can become serious, even life-threatening in young children and senior adults. Too little water can lead to headaches, dry mouth and low blood pressure, just to name a few. It can also cause dizziness or lightheadedness which, in the elderly, can lead to falling – another serious problem.

Dry mouth is a factor in the development of tooth decay. Certain medical conditions, over-the-counter medications and prescription meds can cause this condition. For workers who must continue to wear masks for hours on end, dry mouth can occur if you are not taking a break from your mask and keeping your mouth moist by frequently sipping water. Summer can make your condition worse, since the body usually produces less saliva this time of year and high temperatures only make it worse.

Keep in mind that beverages containing sugar and caffeine are less likely to quench your thirst. In fact, caffeine is a natural diuretic, causing your body to lose more water. The best way to keep your body hydrated is to drink plenty of water. You do not have to go without flavor, though. Fruit infused water is a healthy way to have a delicious, refreshing and flavorful drink while providing healthy nutrients and helping you stay hydrated.

Maintain Your Oral Hygiene Routine

Summer is a time to lay back and enjoy the pleasures of life, including good foods, beverages and friends. Travel, visiting and general disruption of your normal daily routine can cause you to forget about your regular brushing and flossing routine. Even though this is a time for rest and relaxation, it is important to maintain your oral hygiene. Invest in disposable toothbrushes for travel and keep dental floss handy. This way you can brush and floss on the go if necessary.

Take Note of Your Diet

This time of year is perfect for fresh fruits and vegetables, so be sure to include them in your daily meal plans. Go easy on the sugary treats and drinks. Choose fruit over sweets when possible. Crisp veggies like celery and carrots and fruits like apples help keep your breath fresh; and they have the added bonus of helping to clean plaque from your teeth.

At Ora Dentistry, we can address all your dental needs but we pride ourselves on helping our patients maintain a preventive care mindset. Call us if you need help to keep your summer smile looking its best.

Posted on behalf of Ora Dentistry

2733 Elk Grove Blvd, Suite 180
Elk Grove, CA 95758

Phone: (916) 975-1000


Monday - Thursday 7:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 7:00am - 4:00pm


Cynthia B.

Very confused by the website and advertising as an after hour/emergency dental service. I broke a tooth this evening and was looking for emergency dental services for the earliest appointment. I called and a receptionist/operator picked up on a Friday evening close to 8 p.m. and said that the emergency dental service was only for existing patients. That isn't on the website and in fact, the top line on the website states if you need emergency dental care , call. Don't mind that they aren't able to see me, but the operator needs a better script when explaining their services and should also provide better service or don't be an after hour receptionist. She also never asked me if I WAS an existing patient. Would love to give no stars, but I can't post unless I pick one. UPDATE: So wasn't expecting the owner of the practice to call me. I spoke with Dr. Dalla and he explained in detail their policies and calmed my anxiety regarding my broken tooth.. I appreciate that he is a business owner that pays attention to what is being said about his practice and would take the time to follow up. I may have found a new dentist.

Abida G.

I’ve been searching for a dental office for my special needs daughter for a long time. I called many offices explaining her situation that she had Autism and anxiety and I was told they didn’t see special needs kids. I came across Ora Dentistry through my google search and gave them a call explained to them my situation and they told me they’d be happy to see her. We scheduled an appointment. On the day of the appointment I called again and explained her situation and told them she would like her sister and mom to be there for support due to her anxiety and they were totally accommodating and that put me at ease. We got to our appointment and were greeted by Bridgette she was AMAZING with my daughter she made her feel SUPER comfortable through out the entire process! I’ve never seen my daughter so calm and relaxed. When the doctor came in to do his exam on her he too was beyond nice and again made my daughter feel at ease. I really have to thank Ora dentistry for their excellent service! If you have a special needs child this is the place to go! Highly recommend it!

Steve F.

Two years ago I visited this office to assess the viability of getting an implant for a lost tooth. On that first visit Dr. Dalla had x-rays taken, made the assessment, provided me with options, including performing an implant on a lost back molar. I consented, and right then and there, he performed the actual implant and gave me a return appointment to insure all was healing well. Then, 3 months later, he fitted me with the abutment and took impressions for the crown. Two weeks after that the crown was installed. Not only was the work done in record time, but it has been the best fitting crown I've ever had, and I've had 18 crowns in my lifetime of 68 years. This was my second implant. My first implant was by another dental office and does not come close to compare with Dr. Dalla's work. His implant and crown feel like healthy, natural teeth, and in fact, I chew most of my food using that new "molar." I wish I would have gone to him long ago. By far the best around. He is a perfectionist, and is demanding of himself. Just what you should want in someone performing your dental work. Highest recommendations!

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2733 Elk Grove Blvd, Suite 180
Elk Grove, CA 95758

Phone: (916) 975-1000

Opening Times:

Monday - Thursday 7:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 7:00am - 4:00pm