April 2018

Jewelry can be cleaned with an old toothbrush.

Uses for an Old Toothbrush

Reduce and Reuse Your toothbrush doesn't last forever, but it still has some life left even when you switch to a fresh one. Toothbrushes should be replaced as soon as they start to show wear or after about three months — whichever comes first. After the...

Opiates can be addictive.

New ADA Opioid Policy

Even though dentists account for only about 7% of all U.S. opioid prescriptions, the American Dental Association (ADA) is encouraging dentists to “eliminate opioids from your arsenal if at all possible.” The reasons for this include two things: the frightening opioid epidemic striking the country...

Mail order aligners are becoming more popular, but our Placerville dentists and professional organizations are warning of risks.

Are Mail Order Dental Aligners For You?

It's a given that everyone likes straight, white, healthy teeth. When it comes to straightening, the Placerville Dental Group uses the latest computerized technology from Invisalign to straighten your teeth with a well-researched, customized dental plan, designed to provide the best results. We have noticed...

Placerville dentists encourage the use of fluoride toothpaste, a historical improvement.

Sensitivity Toothpastes Show Minimal Effect

Preventive Value Debated by Researchers A recent study published in the journal Scientific Reports concluded that toothpaste for sensitive teeth does not actually prevent enamel erosion. And while some toothpastes made for sensitive teeth may erode the enamel less than others, all of the tested tooth...