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Protecting Your Teeth Over the Holidays Elk Grove, CA
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Feasting is an essential part of celebrating the holidays. All that food and those delicious sugary drinks can impact your oral health. While it is important to spend time with family and friends, you may need to take extra steps to protect your teeth and gums.

There are several types of holiday foods and drinks that can damage your teeth. This is a time to make lasting memories. However, what you don’t want are memories of suffering from toothache or other oral health issues during the festive season.

Hard or Crunchy Snacks
When you are enjoying the holidays, try to avoid hard or crunchy snacks. You could crack a tooth that will require dental repair. Chewing on popcorn kernels is not recommended. Nor should you give into the temptation to eat ice cubes.

Enjoy softer snacks that are easy to chew and swallow. Hard candy is a treat that could result in significant damage to natural teeth. You may end up needing dental restorations that could have been avoided. At Ora Dentistry in Elk Grove, we also recommend avoiding sticky candy when you are partying with family and friends.

Choose Water
When you are attending holiday events, sugary drinks are usually on the menu. The combination of sugar and food particles in your mouth can damage teeth and gums. We suggest drinking water as a healthier alternative.

Water helps wash away bacteria and food particles. An occasional sugary drink is okay but it is important to consider your oral health when indulging over the holiday season. If you are drinking alcohol, rehydrating with water is also recommended for overall well-being.

Brush and Floss Regularly
Your teeth and gums will feel the impact of holiday indulgences. Brushing and flossing regularly and thoroughly will help you combat all the additional bacteria. Taking a proactive approach to oral health is recommended at Ora Dentistry.

Whatever holidays you celebrate, we hope to help you enjoy spending time with family. If you suffer oral health issues, reach out to Ora Dentistry in California. We can provide treatment to repair the damage to teeth or gums.

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

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