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Your Placerville dentist at the Placerville Dental Group uses dental hygienists for completing cleanings, education and more.

The First 100 Years with Dental Hygienists

With the passing of 2013, dentistry marked one hundred years of service with dental hygienists. The first dental hygienist was trained in 1913 by Dr. Alfred Fones, a Connecticut dentist. His trained assistant, Irene Newman, helped Dr. Fones by performing routine dental cleanings and educating...

Your Placerville dentist answers questions online via our website, Twitter or Facebook.

A Placerville Digital Dental Community

Feel Free to Comment! The staff at the Placerville Dental Group is pleased to see your comments about the articles and subjects discussed on our website. We do our best to tailor the topics to issues we see in our Placerville dentistry practice and to highlight...

Invisalign

Placerville Dental Group is a Premier Invisalign Provider

And Your Only Placerville Invisalign Provider The Placerville Dental Group is a Premier Invisalign Provider. This means that our dentists have real experience using Invisalign to treat our patients’ orthodontic issues. It also shows that we serve a large number of patients regularly with Invisalign, which...

Your Placerville dentists at the Placeville Dental Group recommend fluoride in your toothpaste and your water supply.

Fluoride is Beneficial!

Fluoride — A Tooth's Best Friend Forever Fluoride is one of the best friends your teeth can ever have for the following reasons:Fluoride fights the growth of harmful oral bacteria. Fluoride helps repair enamel damaged by oral bacteria. Enamel repaired by with fluoride is stronger...

Fluoride is recommended by your Placerville dentists at the Placerville Dental Group.

The History of Fluoride in Dentistry

Fluoride is a common part of toothpastes, mouthwashes and many public water supplies. It now even appears in dental floss and is a proven cavity fighter. Restoring enamel and destroying bacteria, the discovery of fluoride's beneficial nature was only made within the last century and...

The Placerville Dental Group is ready to talk to you about dental insurance plans.

The Differences Between a PPO and an HMO

The Placerville Dental Group is ready to meet your dentistry needs whether you have insurance or not. If you're selecting insurance, however, and have a choice between a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) or a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), you may be wondering about the differences...

The Placerville Dental Group discusses the benefits of electric toothbrushes.

Should I Use An Electric Toothbrush?

The electric toothbrush was first introduced in the United States in the 1950's. While a plain toothbrush works just fine for cleaning your teeth and applying fluoride to your enamel, the electric toothbrush does have two benefits. These benefits both lead to greater health for...

Interdental brushes help our Placerville Dental Group patients do a better job of cleaning their teeth.

Dental Floss and Interdental Brushes — A Winning Team!

Solve Multiple Problems with Multiple Flossing Methods Walk down the dental hygiene aisle of any pharmacy or grocery store and you will find dental floss. Another type of common tool featured nearby is the interdental brush. Made of tiny brushes affixed to a little handle, interdental...

Changing your toothbrush regularly is recommended by your Placerville Dentist.

Should You Change Your Toothbrush?

This week many of our Placerville dental patients have enjoyed a really big meal. To accomplish any major task, you need the right tools. Flimsy plastic forks and wimpy paper plates are no way to tackle a major culinary experience. Afterwards, the same principle applies....

Our Placerville denitsts want you to know that toothbrushes clean your teeth and apply fluoride to your enamel.

Your Toothbrush Does More Than Clean Your Teeth!

Did you know that you can also call your toothbrush a “fluoride applicator”? The Placerville Dental Group has already written about the dangers to your enamel from bacteria and acidic substances. Fluoride is an important part of your campaign against these enamel enemies. Applying it...