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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...

Bleeding gums are a sign of gum disease that must be treated by your Placerville dentist.

Bleeding Gums, What Can Be Done?

Should You Ignore Bleeding Gums? Your mouth can talk, but your gums can’t. Or can they? What are your gums trying to say if they bleed when you floss or brush them? Are they pleading with you to stop brushing or flossing? No, just the opposite...

Bad breath is a common problem which can be treated at the Placerville Dental Group.

When Good Breath Goes Bad

You've probably seen or performed the polite test for bad breath. Cupping your hand in front of your face, you blow air from deep in the back of your throat. The bounce back of expelled molecules tells the story. Was it pasta sauce loaded with...

The Placerville Dental Group joins others in recommending that you brush for two minutes, twice a day.

The Long and Too Short of Brushing Your Teeth

How Long Should I Brush My Teeth? If you are in the habit of brushing your teeth at least twice a day, you are doing your mouth and body a huge favor. If you floss at least once a day too, reach around and give yourself...

Our Placerville dental patients need to know about the dangers of sour candies.

Why Sour Candy Hurts Your Teeth

Citric acid, the flavoring which produces the sour taste in these items, is the most erosive dietary acid." -- Prof. John Ruby, University of AlabamaSour candies are more popular than ever before. A short list of the best-selling types of sour sweets includes:Sweet Tarts Sour Gummi...

How can you relax when in the dental chair?

Relaxing at the Dentist

If you think about a relaxing place, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Perhaps a sandy beach or a forest trail? A day at the spa. Sitting by the pool with your favorite beverage. But visiting the dentist and relaxation? The majority of...