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Chocolate

The Best Part of the Fifth Food Group?

In the month of February, billions of dollars are spent on a single food all around the world. The same thing happens in the United States during October. We eat this food by itself, offer it as a flavor choice, or use it as a...

Mouthguards and Cavities

Mouthguards and Cavities

When playing sports, sleeping, or straightening your teeth, mouthguards perform an invaluable task of supporting and protecting your teeth. Sporting mouthguards offer protection during physical activities. Bite guards protect your teeth from grinding or clenching while you sleep. Invisalign trays redirect your teeth into a...

Benefit of Routine Cleaning

An Unexpected Benefit

Routine Dental Cleaning Discovers Potentially Fatal Disease A proper routine in oral hygiene is vital! Brushing for two minutes, twice a day, supplemented with flossing and mouthwash, keeps your teeth strong and your mouth healthy by preventing cavities and gum disease. Another part of that routine...

Mouthwash

Just Keep Swishing

Although making a “swish” in basketball might show a high level of skill or talent, sometimes it’s not much more than a fortunate throw. However, someone making a swish in their oral hygiene routine shows a high level of personal commitment to health and success...

Baby Binky

The Binky or the Thumb

Seeing an ultrasound image of a fetus sucking its thumb is amazing. If a patient visits our Placerville office and brings in their infant, dozing away in a stroller while it sucks on a pacifier, it’s simply too adorable for us not to smile and...

Spring Cleaning

Oral Health in Spring

Spring is such a glorious time in Placerville! The sun shines, birds chirp, leaves and green grass return, and flowers bloom. Along with these pleasant springtime renewals, many people do spring cleaning or other tasks to prepare for the coming months of activity. With that...

Dentists Can Help With Snoring

What Dentists Do for Sleep Apnea

The Comfortable Way to Stop Snoring Is there a motorbike in the room? Is someone sawing logs? Snoring is an agitating sound. You seldom hear your own snoring, but you certainly hear others doing it when you try to fall asleep! This understandably causes frustration and...

Gum Recession

Does Gum Recession Affect You?

Don’t Play Around with Receding Gums Back when we were in elementary school, “recess” was a word we all appreciated! Now that we are older, it’s not such a nice word anymore — as in economic recession, hairline recession, and gum recession. For our dentists, gum...

Don't Fear the Dentist

Make the Most of Your Dental Visits

Don't Let Fear Keep You Away! Ever since moving pictures became popular, dental visits have been a common target for comics and screenwriters. Dental scenes have even been in scary movies (lookup Dustin Hoffman in Marathon Man for an example). Over time, influences like this have...

Dental Fillings

Don’t Fear Fillings

For more than a century, millions of individuals have used amalgam fillings to protect themselves from tooth decay. Amalgam silver is a tough, rigid, long-lasting material that dentists use to fill cavities. Usually, amalgam includes mercury, silver, tin and copper. However, with recent news about...