How Does Your Age Affect Oral Health?

age affect oral health

Tooth decay is the most common disease among American Children, per the Center For Disease Control and Prevention or CDC. Per the CDC, as many as 47 percent of adults 30 and older have periodontitis. According to these facts, it’s important to remember that oral health is important regardless of age.

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How Does Your Age Affect Oral Health?

How Does Your Age Affect Oral Health?At the Sacramento River Dental Group office in Sacramento, CA, we welcome patients of all ages. Our goal is to ensure that people develop good oral hygiene habits to protect their gums and teeth all of their lives.


Per The American Academy Of Pediatric Dentistry, you should take your children to the dentist within six months of the first tooth or at least by the child’s first birthday.

It’s important to introduce your children to the dentist early in life. That way, they will become comfortable in the dentist’s chair and develop a trusting relationship. A good dentist will teach you and your children how to maintain a healthy smile for the rest of their life. Our goal is to help your children build s solid foundation of good oral health.


Dental plaque is an invisible bacteria in the form of a film that lives in the mouth. It feeds on sugar and other debris left behind after you eat. Plaque likes to hide where your toothbrush can’t eat. A good example is that cavities are much more likely to form in small cracks and divots of the chewing surface of the molars.

Dental sealant is a thin plastic coating sealing the small cracks and divots of the teeth. Our dentists apply the sealant during the child’s teeth cleaning. It’s a fast and painless procedure and prevents cavities in the long run.


Between the ages of 17 and 25, Wisdom teeth erupt. We’ll take X-rays to check and see how they are forming in the jawbone. Sometimes, we may recommend removing them if there isn’t enough room in your child’s jaw to accommodate these teeth.

Everyone can lead a perfectly normal life even without wisdom teeth. It’s vital to remove impacted wisdom teeth before they erupt. They could risk straight and healthy teeth if allowed to erupt through the gum line.

Teenagers may be at a higher risk of tobacco use due to peer pressure. This can increase their risk of oral cancer later in their lives.


If you have sore, bleeding gums, tell us when you visit. We can help you to avoid more serious gum disease. Gingivitis is reversible if you use good oral hygiene. Once it progresses to periodontitis, it’s no longer reversible.

As many as 47 percent of adults over 30 will have periodontitis. This information is through the Center for Disease Control. As mentioned earlier, this is an advanced form of gum disease.

Once a person has periodontitis, all we can do is manage the symptoms to prevent further damage. We can do root planing and scaling to remove the plaque caught in your deep gum pockets around the teeth. We then smooth out the tooth roots so that receding gums have a better chance to reattach to your teeth.

Your teeth are supported by your gums and jawbone, as well as your other teeth. For this reason, you need to pay close attention to oral health. Once a tooth is lost or gum disease is developed, there is a higher risk for future tooth loss. To help reduce your risk, brush your teeth twice daily and floss at least once daily. Visit your dentist every six months.

Call The Sacramento River Dental Group

We’re accepting new patients at the Sacramento River Dental Group office in Sacramento, CA! We look forward to seeing you. Call us today at (916) 391 4848 to set up your appointment. We look forward to hearing from you very soon.

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Sacramento River Dental Group – Candidate Privacy Notice

Sacramento River Dental Group is committed to respecting your online privacy and recognizes your need for appropriate protection and management of any personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) you share with us.

Sacramento River Dental Group is a “data controller”. This means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal information about you. This privacy notice makes you aware of how and why your personal data will be used, namely for the purposes of the Sacramento River Dental Group employment recruitment process, and how long it will usually be retained.

Data protection principles

We will comply with data protection law and principles, which means that your data will be:

  • Used lawfully, fairly, and in a transparent way.
  • Collected only for valid purposes that we have clearly explained to you and not used in any way that is incompatible with those purposes.
  • Relevant to the purposes we have told you about and limited only to those purposes.
  • Accurate and kept up to date.
  • Kept only as long as necessary for the purposes we have told you about.
  • Kept securely.

The kind of information we hold about you

In connection with your application for work with us, we will collect, store, and use the following categories of personal information about you:

  • The information you have provided to us in your curriculum vitae and cover letter.
  • The information you have provided on our application form, including name, title, address, telephone number, personal email address, employment history, and qualifications.
  • Any information you provide to us during an interview.

How is your personal information collected?

We collect personal information about candidates from the following sources:

  • You, the candidate.
  • Recruitment agencies and vendors we have agreed on terms in place with
  • Professional networking profile
  • Employees and others who refer you to us

How we will use information about you?

We will use the personal information we collect about you to:

  • Assess your skills, qualifications, and suitability for the role.
  • Carry out background and reference checks, where applicable.
  • Communicate with you about the recruitment process.
  • Keep records related to our hiring processes.
  • Comply with legal or regulatory requirements.
  • We also need to process your personal information to decide whether to enter into a contract of employment with you.

Having received your CV, cover letter, and/or your application form, we will then process that information to decide whether you meet the basic requirements to be screened by our in-house recruitment team for the role. If you do, we will decide whether your application is strong enough to invite you for an interview, be it by telephone, in person, or by other electronic means. If we decide to engage you for an interview, we will use the information you provide to us at the interview to decide whether to offer you the role. If we decide to offer you the role, we will then take up references before confirming your appointment.

If you fail to provide personal information

If you fail to provide information when requested, which is necessary for us to consider your application (such as evidence of qualifications or work history), we will not be able to process your application successfully and we will not be able to take your application further.

Automated decision-making

You will not be subject to decisions that will have a significant impact on you based solely on automated decision-making.

Data sharing With third parties

  • We will only share your personal information with the following third parties for the purposes of processing your application; this may involve sharing your information with other companies within our own group if we consider they may have other relevant vacancies and only if you consent to such sharing
  • All our third-party service providers and other entities in the group are required to take appropriate security measures to protect your personal information in line with our policies. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes. We only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

Data security

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used, or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered, or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to those employees, agents, contractors, and other third parties who have a business need-to-know. They will only process your personal information on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.

Data retention (how long will you use my information for)

  • We will retain your personal information for a period of 2 years after we have communicated to you our decision about whether to appoint you to the role. We will retain your personal information so that we can make you aware of any suitable alternative roles that arise during this period.
  • We further retain your personal information for that period so that we can show, in the event of a legal claim, that we have not discriminated against candidates on prohibited grounds and that we have conducted the recruitment exercise in a fair and transparent way. After this period, we will securely destroy your personal information in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • If you would prefer that we did not retain your personal information, you can notify us at any time and we will delete your personal information.

Rights of access, correction, erasure, and restriction

Under certain circumstances, by law, you have the right to:

  • Request access to your personal information (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
  • Request correction of the personal information that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.
  • Request erasure of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal information where there is no good reason for us to continue to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal information where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).
  • Object to processing of your personal information where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. You also have the right to object to where we are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
  • Request the restriction of processing of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal information about you, for example, if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.

Right to withdraw consent

When you applied for this role, you provided consent to us processing your personal information for the purposes of the recruitment exercise. You have the right to withdraw your consent for processing for that purpose at any time.

To withdraw your consent, please contact the Recruitment Manager. Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your application, and, subject to our policies, we will dispose of your personal data securely.

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