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Our modern world offers plenty of conveniences and technological advances. Unfortunately, they sometimes result in unforeseen harm. A recent study by researchers at the West Virginia University School of Dentistry identified a link between a certain chemical Americans used for decades and dental caries in...

Breastfeeding allows a mother to provide nourishment for their infant, and it adds to the bonding between them. It also bolsters a baby’s resistance to infections and diseases. And in relation to dentistry, breastfeeding promotes good oral health. Studies show that babies who are breastfed...

What Leads to Tooth Loss and How to Prevent It When a child shows off their loose tooth, their level of excitement is often shared by their parents. And when others see the gap in their tooth line, they sometimes feel a measure of nostalgia or...

Can Gaming Technology Help Children Maintain Oral Health? While many adults are still coming to terms with modern technology, younger generations use it like spoons in breakfast cereal. Toddlers use their parents cell phones with amazing capability. In fact, many older ones rely on their grandkids...

Can I Use Mouthwash Instead of Brushing? The Placerville Dental Group consistently recommends that you brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day. We also encourage flossing your teeth to get at the areas your toothbrush cannot reach. Another tool we may suggest is mouthwash....

Have you ever heard someone say a nursing infant looks just like their mother or father, perhaps calling them a “spitting image”? A child takes on traits from their parents; it’s natural. Even so, it might be surprising to learn that an infant’s oral health...

When we see an infant sleeping with a thumb in their mouth, it’s adorable. When we see an eight-year-old doing it, we get concerned. We expect children to grow out of the practice. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), most children stop sucking their...

The Placerville Dental Group wants to make sure your teeth, gums, and the rest of your mouth stay as healthy and clean as it they be for your whole life. That’s one of the main reasons for semiannual checkups — they make sure your oral...

Have you ever heard of entropy? The website Futurism.com sums it up as “the description of a system’s progression from order to disorder”. Given that explanation, it could be simplified by calling it “the process of natural decay.” In dentistry we see entropy when clients...