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Facts and Fiction About Brushing Your Teeth

Fact or Fiction: The harder you brush, the cleaner and healthier your teeth and gums can be. Fiction. If you skip brushing or don't brush your teeth everyday, brush extra hard the next time you get around to it. Fiction. Less pressure is more effective, when you brush. Fact!Less vigorous...

A child will generally pull their teeth on their own.

Should I Pull My Child’s Tooth?

Pull It or Leave It? It's a big deal in a young child's life to lose their “baby” teeth. Some young ones are excited and can't wait to feel like they're a “big kid.” Others might want to be a big kid too, but they're not...

Fight halitosis with a tongue scraper.

Why Clean Your Tongue?

Because It's There? You ideally brush and floss everyday, brushing your teeth at least in the morning and before bed, but do you need to brush your tongue? Is tongue care really that important? Since we use our tongue everyday to talk, swallow, eat and drink,...

Our Placerville dentists help your children have healthy teeth.

What to Do for Healthy Teeth

Give Children a Good Start Having a healthy mouth isn't complicated, but training children to have healthy dental habits can be challenging. The importance of oral health for youngsters is emphasized by California law, which requires a dental check-up before they enter school for kindergarten. Since...

You may be able to whiten your teeth with steps that don't involve tooth whitening.

A Whiter Smile Is Possible!

So many photos get taken during the holidays! And now with apps and websites like Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat, people are sharing them instantly around the world. Have you ever looked at friends or seen photos of others and questioned why their smile is so...

Colorful lights symbolize the start of a new year and the resolution to have better dental health.

Make 2016 Your Best Dental Year!

A new year is here and in January your Placerville dentists have a few recommendations for keeping your teeth healthy in 2016. We believe our patients benefit tremendously from following these simple, yet important recommendations.Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes (2...

Minocycline and tetracycline have the potential to cause tooth stains that our Placerville dentists can repair.

Avoiding Antibiotic Tooth Stains

Tetracycline is a broad form of antibiotic, used to treat a wide variety of infections. Unfortunately, one of tetracycline's potential side effects is to stain teeth. Even if you are prescribed this antibiotic, it is possible to avoid tooth stains, as our Placerville dentists will...

Chewing tobacco is strongly discouraged by our Placerville dentists.

The Truth About Chew

Chew, dip, snuff — there's many names for smokeless tobacco, but one thing it cannot be called is “harmless.” Chewing tobacco is more popular in some parts of the United States than others, but if you watch baseball or rodeo, you see people chewing tobacco....

Alcohol and tobacco together greatly increase your oral cancer risk.

Avoid Oral Cancer Risks

The staff of the Placerville Dental Group cares about your health. One major form of disease often diagnosed first by dentists is oral cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2015 over 45,000 Americans were diagnosed with oral cancer and almost nine thousand died of...

Over the counter products don't work as well as their manufacturers would have you think.

The Truth About Whitening

What Works and What Doesn't Our dentists at the Placerville Dental Group want to provide you with some information on the topic of tooth whitening. It's important to have the facts from a professional source, because frankly, there are so many inaccuracies out there that patients often...