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The major reason for the drop in cavities throughout the world has been the use of fluoride in toothpaste.” —Athena Papas, Professor of Dental Research at Tufts University Many people associate fluoride with dental warnings for children. While the presence of fluoride as part of an...

Facts About Citrus and Your Dental Health Lemons — they’re getting into everything! For years people have added a small slice of lemon to their ice tea or drinking water. That small amount is not likely to damage your tooth enamel. However, lately the habit of...

You Don't Have to Stick Your Neck Out to Care for This Important Organ Our last article sang the virtues of your incredible tongue. It helps you eat, chew, swallow, talk, sip, slurp and sing. It is one of the most used muscles in your body,...

We use it to taste, swallow, talk, chew, take in vital medications and prepare food for digestion. It is one of the most versatile and limber muscles in our body. We use it all day every day and it doesn’t get a bit of rest...

What if teeth could talk? What might they say? This article attempts the answer.Hey there! My name is Joe, and I’m a tooth. I’m a bicuspid, but that doesn’t really matter, because I could be any tooth, in anyone’s mouth. Here is my typical day. In...

How to Keep Your Teeth What would happen if you did not maintain your car? If you decided to never check or change the oil, to ignore the coolant levels, to consider brake and hydraulic fluid a luxury, would your car last very long? Manufacturers create...

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...

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...

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...

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...