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We live in a compulsive society, one that that easily forms habits —some better than others. Even so, any good habit easily becomes dangerous with overuse. Too much cleaning, too much eating, even too much sleeping eventually becomes detrimental, causing more harm than good. The...

A Discussion About a Common Anesthetic As mentioned in a previous article, most dental patients feel some level of anxiety during their visit. One of the reasons for that anxiety is expected discomfort during a procedure. Whether that pain actually materializes or not, the dentists at...

Making teeth whiter is a big industry today! Aside from other dental products and services, people spend billions of dollars annually trying to get a pearly white smile. One of the main reasons people whiten their teeth is because they feel it “looks better than...

The Wonderful World of Saliva When you hear the phrase “spit it out,” it usually means, “Get to the point!” At the Placerville Dental Group, when we use the phrase, we usually mean it literally (not to mention more respectfully). Sometimes, we want to get a...

A recent study indicates that six out of ten American adults are too scared to go to the dentist. That's more than the reported fear of visiting surgeons and neurologists combined! Whether they call it fear, anxiety, morbid terror, or give it an official term...

In the month of February, billions of dollars are spent on a single food all around the world. The same thing happens in the United States during October. We eat this food by itself, offer it as a flavor choice, or use it as a...

When playing sports, sleeping, or straightening your teeth, mouthguards perform an invaluable task of supporting and protecting your teeth. Sporting mouthguards offer protection during physical activities. Bite guards protect your teeth from grinding or clenching while you sleep. Invisalign trays redirect your teeth into a...

Routine Dental Cleaning Discovers Potentially Fatal Disease A proper routine in oral hygiene is vital! Brushing for two minutes, twice a day, supplemented with flossing and mouthwash, keeps your teeth strong and your mouth healthy by preventing cavities and gum disease. Another part of that routine...

Although making a “swish” in basketball might show a high level of skill or talent, sometimes it’s not much more than a fortunate throw. However, someone making a swish in their oral hygiene routine shows a high level of personal commitment to health and success...