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Plaque vs Tartar

Plaque and Tartar: What’s the Difference?

Do They Really Matter? When discussing the subject of preventive maintenance for your mouth, two words rise above most others: plaque and tartar. Both can damage your teeth, even to the point where they end up falling out! But what are these substances? How can we...

Missing Tooth

When the Tooth Comes Out

Losing your teeth when you’re a kid is expected — your baby teeth are replaced by permanent teeth. But what if you lose one of your permanent teeth? Are you supposed to spit it out and forget it like some action hero, or proudly show...

Protecting Oral Health

Are You at High Risk for Cavities?

Over 60% of children and adults in the United States deal with tooth decay and gum disease, and some individuals are more susceptible than others. So, how can you calculate your risk level? The Placerville Dental Group can help you determine that risk based on...

5 Things About Dental Floss

5 Things About Dental Floss

Flossing regularly is an important part of a good dental hygiene routine. When your brush can’t get the right leverage to remove the plaque and food particles hiding in tight spaces, floss slides right in and dislodges it. Then your brush, or a rinse of...

Fingernails and Oral Health

Fingernails and Oral Health

When storytellers want to depict nervousness or intensity, one of the classic options is a person biting their nails. When many of us are stressed, anxious, or bored, we look for ways to alleviate those feelings. Some people turn to biting their nails. We know...

Pinhole Surgical Technique

Tissue Issues and Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST)

What kind of issues do you have with tissues? Who didn’t replace the roll of bathroom tissue? Do you need a facial tissue? Those situations create mild discomfort, but in this case, our Placerville dentists are concerned about the tissue in your mouth – gum...

Choose the Right Toothbrush

The correct tool for a job is almost as important as the job itself. We spend about 1,000 hours of our life brushing our teeth, so using the right toothbrush makes a big difference! Most people brush for less than a minute, but to have...

Vitamin D For a Healthier Mouth

Many middle-aged to older Americans experience tooth loss. Many rightly want to replace those missing teeth with dental implants, but due to bone loss or a lack of bone density, they are not good candidates. Given these issues, it is important for our Placerville dental...

Pain Management

Three Strategies for Pain Management After Dental Care

Stop Pain without Opioids With all that's been in the news recently about the opioid epidemic and the misuse of pain relieving drugs, can you recover from oral surgery without risking addiction to medicines? Recovery from oral surgery, as with all medical procedures, is a process...

A lion has carnassials instead of molars.

Dental Trivia

Learning Facts About All Kinds of Teeth When you come to the Placerville Dental Group, we strive to provide professional dental care in a clean and welcoming environment. Good quality dental care makes a difference in the lives of our Placerville dental patients! But besides providing...