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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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...