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Jewelry can be cleaned with an old toothbrush.

Uses for an Old Toothbrush

Reduce and Reuse Your toothbrush doesn't last forever, but it still has some life left even when you switch to a fresh one. Toothbrushes should be replaced as soon as they start to show wear or after about three months — whichever comes first. After the...

Opiates can be addictive.

New ADA Opioid Policy

Even though dentists account for only about 7% of all U.S. opioid prescriptions, the American Dental Association (ADA) is encouraging dentists to “eliminate opioids from your arsenal if at all possible.” The reasons for this include two things: the frightening opioid epidemic striking the country...

Mail order aligners are becoming more popular, but our Placerville dentists and professional organizations are warning of risks.

Are Mail Order Dental Aligners For You?

It's a given that everyone likes straight, white, healthy teeth. When it comes to straightening, the Placerville Dental Group uses the latest computerized technology from Invisalign to straighten your teeth with a well-researched, customized dental plan, designed to provide the best results. We have noticed...

Placerville dentists encourage the use of fluoride toothpaste, a historical improvement.

Sensitivity Toothpastes Show Minimal Effect

Preventive Value Debated by Researchers A recent study published in the journal Scientific Reports concluded that toothpaste for sensitive teeth does not actually prevent enamel erosion. And while some toothpastes made for sensitive teeth may erode the enamel less than others, all of the tested tooth...

Cold sores are effectively treated by lasers in our Placerville dental practice.

Effective Cold Sore Treatment

If you've ever experienced a cold sore, than you know the feeling of dread that occurs when you see or feel that little sore spot starting. Painful and annoying, they are an unwelcome side effect of a viral infection. Fortunately, the Placerville Dental Group offers...

Smart teens eat healthy diets recommended by their Placerville dentist.

How Often Do Millennials Brush Their Teeth?

A recent survey of 2,000 Millennials ages 18-34 found that one in three do not brush their teeth every day! Some reportedly go days without brushing their teeth, despite more than half of those surveyed saying they are afraid of losing teeth because of bad...

Good food leads to healthy teeth, as recommended by our Placerville dentists.

March is National Nutrition Month

The topic of diet and it's affect on dental health is discussed frequently on this site because our Placerville dentists care about the local community and the health of all our patients. That's why we are happy to announce that March is National Nutrition Month!...

Emergency dentistry is important if you need service right away in Placerville.

The Best Way to Prevent Gum Recession

When you look good, you feel good and a confident smile is part of that. Healthy teeth come in a variety of shades of white and yellow, but should always be supported by firm, pink gums that do not bleed. Preventing gum disease, and the...

Plaque and tartar can be controlled by combining home care with cleanings from our Placerville dentists.

Springtime Dental Makeover

Spring is here early, but lets hope our Placerville area receives more rain along with the warming temperatures! Many people associate spring time with renewal, a time to get organized and start planning for summer. In March there's plenty of time to get ready for...

Tooth sensitivity can affect anyone temporarily. Permanent sensitivity requires treatment!

What to Know About Toothache

Toothache pain may come on suddenly and is difficult to treat without professional dental care. In fact, toothache is one of the most common reasons for emergency room visits, especially from the rural areas of Placer County. Cavities are the usual culprit of tooth pain...