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Plaque and tartar can be controlled by combining home care with cleanings from our Placerville dentists.

What Are Plaque and Tartar?

The answer to this question is important because once we understand what plaque and tartar are, it becomes clear why it's so important to take remove them from our teeth. First, we'll discuss plaque. Next we'll talk about one of its products — tartar. Plaque and...

Super Glue or Krazy Glue is best used on household items, not your real teeth.

Should I Super Glue a Crown?

What to do if you lose a crown and you're nowhere near a dentist? Should you use Super Glue or Krazy Glue to put it back? The quick answer is no. While these permanent glues can be used to suture up wounds in an outback...

Xylitol helps prevent tooth decay.

Xylitol and You

Sugar-free Sweetener Prevents Cavities Our website has previously discussed the benefits of xylitol gum in preventing cavities. In this article, our Placerville dentists would like to explain why xylitol improves your oral health and introduce an additional source for purchasing xylitol-based products, like chewing gum. How Does...

Recommendation for Flouride Varnish

Recommendation for Fluoride Varnish

The journal Pediatrics, in cooperation with the US Preventive Services Task Force, is issuing a new recommendation for children up to age five. To encourage collaboration between pediatricians and dentists, the American Dental Association has suggested that doctors regularly refer young patients at risk of...

Breaking the Cycle of Poor Dental Health

Breaking the Cycle…of Poor Dental Health

Few children, if any, are able to find the inner drive and motivation to brush after every meal, avoid sugary and acidic foods, floss once a day and make regular visits to the dentist. Even more so than adults, most children need to be urged,...

Pills are just one potential solution for acid reflux. Finding a resolution is a goal of our Placerville dentists.

Acid Reflux and Dental Health

Dealing with the Burning Sensation Acid reflux is a condition that can make your life pretty unbearable. Gastroesophageal acid reflux disease (or GERD), is more than just a bothersome case of occasional heartburn. And if you’ve seen all the commercials about it, you know acid reflux...

A row of dental chairs from our sister dental office in Sacramento.

How Do You Describe the Dental Chair?

To be frank, some people call the dental chair “torture.” Of course, any of our Placerville dentists would not agree, but we realize that many people have very real fears of dental instruments, sounds, smells and noises. They don't like the feelings created by the...

E-cigarettes can contain harmful substances that damage oral tissues, like your gums.

NIH Investigates E-Cigarettes

The dental branch of the National Institutes of Health is sponsoring investigations into the consequences of smoking e-cigarettes. Many promoters of “vaping” — smoking the vapors produced by e-cigarettes — insist that their product is safer than regular cigarettes. As tobacco smoke is a mix...

Our Placerville dentists can help you stay out of the emergency room for dental problems.

How to Save Money

And Avoid the Emergency RoomPrevention is priceless.” — Dr. Ruchi Sahota, California dentist and ADA adviserEvery fifteen seconds, someone in the United States visits a hospital emergency room for a problem with their teeth. In some cases, dental care has been so long delayed that...

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...