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Lemon and lime contains citric acid.

Citric Acid Has Your Teeth in the Crosshairs

When you think of citric acid and your teeth, what’s the first image to come to mind? Sucking on a lemon or lime wedge? Lemonade? Mountain Dew? Those are all very potent sources of citric acid, but the list also includes many staples of the...

Hops may have a beneficial effect on your oral health.

Hops and Your Teeth

When we talk about hops, we're not writing about the behavior of rabbits and kangaroos or the ability of an athlete to jump. For this article, the Placerville Dental Group is talking about the flavoring substance used in beer. It turns out that some of...

Fluoride in water is beneficial for preventing tooth decay.

New Fluoride Recommendation

The United States Department of Health and Human Services announced recently that the Public Health Service is adjusting its recommendation for municipal water fluoridation to .7 milligrams per liter of water. This simpler standard continues to limit cosmetic fluorosis (areas of enamel that are slightly...

A lone toothbrush is safe from contamination.

How To Store Your Toothbrush

Toothbrush Storage 1.0 If you do everything you can to keep your teeth and gums healthy, then you are visiting one of our Placerville dentists at least two times per year for cleanings, you are flossing once a day and brushing at least twice a day....

Losing a tooth is not inevitable. The Placerville Dental Group can help.

Eight Ways to Lose Your Teeth

Losing a tooth is a bad idea. Losing multiple teeth is even worse. Besides affecting your ability to chew and speak, your teeth preserve your appearance. Although dental implants are state-of-the-art replacements for missing teeth, nothing works as well as the originals. So here are...

Our Placerville dentists often get questions about dental matters. Here is the answer to a question about tooth piercing.

Should I Pierce My Tooth?

If someone offers to pierce your tooth, please save yourself an expensive dental procedure and say “No!” While lip and tongue piercings certainly have side effects and are potentially hazardous to your dental health, if you avoid any permanent damage and remove the piercings, your...

Discuss your dental products with our Placerville dentists if you have any questions.

About the ADA Seal of Acceptance

What Is the ADA Seal? If you are a regular reader of this blog, you often see the advice to brush your teeth using a toothbrush approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). Or you’ll read, again and again, to floss every day using a dental...

A good smile requires the help of a good Placerville dentist.

Five Things For a Good Smile

Many people in Placerville want a good smile. What are the main five things that result in teeth that other people admire and that you enjoy seeing in the mirror and photographs?Healthy teeth make for a good-looking smile. Strong teeth are essential for a smile...

Joint replacement carries certain risks from oral bacteria. Our Placerville dentist helps you minimize those risks.

Do I Need Dental Antibiotics After a Joint Replacement?

Recent Joint Decision announced by the ADA and AAOS Improvements in surgical techniques and the quality of artificial joints have many patients considering hip, knee and other forms of joint implants. Since these procedures are serious surgical endeavors, they come with a risk of infection, both...

Our Placerville dental office is celebrating its expansion.

Placerville Dental Group Expansion Party

The Drinks Are On Us! You're invited to our Placerville dental office at 699 Main Street, Suite B, this Friday, April 10th, from 2 to 5 p.m., as we celebrate the completion of our office expansion with free food, drinks and prizes! As a group, our...