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Can Gaming Technology Help Children Maintain Oral Health? While many adults are still coming to terms with modern technology, younger generations use it like spoons in breakfast cereal. Toddlers use their parents cell phones with amazing capability. In fact, many older ones rely on their grandkids...

Can I Use Mouthwash Instead of Brushing? The Placerville Dental Group consistently recommends that you brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day. We also encourage flossing your teeth to get at the areas your toothbrush cannot reach. Another tool we may suggest is mouthwash....

Have you ever heard someone say a nursing infant looks just like their mother or father, perhaps calling them a “spitting image”? A child takes on traits from their parents; it’s natural. Even so, it might be surprising to learn that an infant’s oral health...

When we see an infant sleeping with a thumb in their mouth, it’s adorable. When we see an eight-year-old doing it, we get concerned. We expect children to grow out of the practice. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), most children stop sucking their...

The Placerville Dental Group wants to make sure your teeth, gums, and the rest of your mouth stay as healthy and clean as it they be for your whole life. That’s one of the main reasons for semiannual checkups — they make sure your oral...

Have you ever heard of entropy? The website Futurism.com sums it up as “the description of a system’s progression from order to disorder”. Given that explanation, it could be simplified by calling it “the process of natural decay.” In dentistry we see entropy when clients...

Taking Care of Your Dog's Teeth Pet dogs become an integral part of our lives. Many people consider their dogs to be loyal members of the family. But as with any other member of the family, they need to be looked after. You supply them with...

“But I’ve never had a cavity before!” You might be astounded how many times patients make that comment when they come to see us at the Placerville Dental Group. We understand — you might have gone years or decades without a single issue with your teeth....

For Country Western music lovers, there is a popular dance called the two-step. It consists of two quick steps followed by two slow steps. It’s easy to master and leads to many different variations, but the basic pattern is invariably at the root. Similarly, a...