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Our Placerville dentists encourage parents to help and monitor their children's oral hygiene routine.

Raising a Good Brusher and Flosser

Helping Children Brush their Teeth Healthy teeth last a lifetime, and that’s why establishing a good dental routine with your child is essential. As soon as your baby gets his or her teeth, they need daily care and that is your job as a mom, dad...

Our blog on dentistry has something to make every family member smile!

Back from Hiatus

The Placerville Dental Group Blog Returns! Although our blog articles went “on vacation” while we pursued other avenues of providing information to our patients, we recently decided to once more provide our digital readers with information on teeth, dentistry and oral health via the pages of...

Cosmetic and restoration dentistry are available at the Placerville Dental Group for all ages.

Winter Invisalign Day

Winter Smiles with Invisalign! Have you always wanted to “fix your teeth,” but never wanted to deal with the discomfort and look of traditional braces? To encourage you to “take the plunge,” the Placerville Dental Group is holding its first Family and Friends Invisalign Day on...

Toothpicks having been around for thousands of years, but only recently as an assembly line product. The Placerville Dental Group provides the toothpick's history.

How Are Toothpicks Made?

While our Placerville dentists do not recommend the use of toothpicks on a regular basis, sometimes this simple wooden tool is the only thing handy for removing an annoying piece of food. What is the commercial history of this ancient instrument? How are they made?According...

Our Placerville dental patients no longer have to rely on barber shops or teeth pulling to resolve toothaches.

Barber Shop Dentistry

If you have a toothache now, what are your options? Ignore it or make an appointment to see our qualified Placerville dental professionals and access your modern-day treatment choices. Ignoring toothaches only brings more pain and problems down the road. Seeing the Placerville Dental Group...

The ADA encourages Action for Dental Health by all Placerville dentists.

Action for Dental Health

Dentists Make a Difference Action for Dental Health is a program of the American Dental Association, started in 2013. One year after program inception, the ADA has filed a report with Congress stating that all fifty states are actively participating in the program. Our Placerville dentists...

Placerville dentists encourage the use of fluoride toothpaste, a historical improvement.

The History of Toothpaste

The Development of a Useful Dental Product or Unrolling the Story of Toothpaste Choosing a toothpaste today can be a time consuming endeavor. Whitening toothpastes, gels, toothpastes with swirling patterns, pastes for sensitive teeth, breath freshening formulas, toothpastes with fluoride — the options take up a large portion...

A mouth with dental repairs, all of which can be fixed by our Placerville dentists.

What to Do if You Lose a Crown or Filling

Keep Your Cool When a Filling or Crown is Lost Fillings and crowns never seem to get lost right before a dental visit, or in the morning on a day you have nothing planned, or even when you’re in town on a day when you can...

Bruxism is teeth grinding or jaw clenching and requires treatment from our Placerville dentists.

What is Bruxism?

Are You a Clencher or a Grinder? Bruxism, the clenching or grinding of the teeth, is a problem that many people have without even knowing it. If you sleep alone, or with a person who sleeps through anything, you could be causing great damage to your...

Children should begin flossing from two to six years of age, according to the Placerville Dental Group.

Is Flossing for Children?

Brushing and flossing, flossing and brushing — it is so important for good dental health, that our Placerville dentists and hygienists usually say them together. At what age, however, should parents start flossing their children's teeth? Is it ever too young to start flossing? When to...