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Oral Health is Not Just About Teeth Elk Grove, CA
Model of Teeth and Gums

Many oral health treatments are focused on the preservation of a clean, white smile. Tooth whitening removes troublesome yellow or brown stains. Dental bridges disguise a missing tooth while composite fillings improve the appearance of cavities and cracks. Veneers conceal gaps and crooked teeth for a red-carpet-worthy grin.

Cosmetic dentistry can give you desirable straight and gleaming teeth, but whole mouth health attends to more than the aesthetic appearance of your teeth. Your gums are vital to maintaining good teeth, but also to your overall physical health. Gum disease has been linked to cardiovascular disease, infections in the lungs and even premature labor.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

Gum disease cannot always be identified by painful symptoms. In fact, most people who have early-stage gum disease, known as gingivitis, may not be aware they have it. You may notice that your gums appear swollen and red, or see blood in your saliva after brushing your teeth.

If left untreated, gingivitis develops into periodontal disease. At this stage, gum disease presents more noticeable symptoms. You may develop halitosis – persistent bad breath that is only temporarily improved by mints, gum or mouthwash. A consistent bad taste in the mouth indicates the presence of pockets of pus leaking from under the teeth or gums. The presence of pus may mean that the gums are eroding, leading to loose teeth that feel unstable when eating or drinking.

You should immediately consult a dental professional if you experience symptoms of periodontal disease. The ramifications of untreated periodontitis are extreme. You could experience painful and bleeding gums, excess saliva in the mouth, problems swallowing and a high temperature.

How to Prevent Gum Disease

Like with many preventive treatments for oral hygiene, a formidable regimen of brushing and flossing will slow the development of cavities and stained teeth. To prevent the development of gum disease, Ora Dentistry can reduce the buildup of plaque in those hard-to-brush areas, reducing the chance of developing gum disease.

Consider the long-term damage to your oral hygiene. Contact Ora Dentistry for an appointment today to help prevent or reverse gum disease or other oral health issues.

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