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How Long Can They Last? Many people consider losing teeth as just a part of getting old. In fact, by the time the average American reaches seventy years of age, they’ve lost at least a tooth or two. One report says that over 25% of adults...

Mind the Gap? You don’t hear the word diastema in everyday conversation, but the condition is more common than you might think. Diastema is a dental term referring to a gap, or gaps, between the teeth. It’s a normal feature in humans – in fact, during...

Mouthwash and Virus Safety Will using mouthwash keep you safe from COVID-19? The coronavirus pandemic has many people on edge. Daily reports inundate our media feeds. Some ideas about the coronavirus are outright fabrications. For example, early in the situation some sources stated that gargling with mouthwash...

A recent Instagram search listed a post under the title “Amazing Facts.” In that post, it said that "Teeth are the only bones in the human body that are exposed to open air." Since the post had that authoritative title, many people might conclude that...

The Internet can easily overwhelm us with do-it-yourself ideas, home remedies, and traditional practices that claim to improve our lives and health. One traditional method of dental hygiene is called oil pulling. A practice of Eastern origin and thousands of years old, many believe it’s...

Dentists are doctors. As doctors, they provide treatments and procedures that restore, sustain, or improve your health. Even with this understanding, most dental procedures are not covered by medical insurance. Dental insurance fully covers cleanings, but typically pays only a portion of other procedures. And...

Making Braces Easier — Bonding Trays The Placerville Dental Group wants to make sure your smile becomes the best it can be and then stays that way. When one of our patients opts to get braces, compared to clear aligners from Invisalign, the procedure requires a...

From an early age, our children learn ways and routines that will be with them their entire life. That’s why a good routine in oral hygiene is so important — once in place at an early age, good habits like brushing and flossing are more...

Isn’t Daily Oral Hygiene Enough? Twice a year, every six months, semi-annually, no matter how you describe it, you should visit dentist at least two times every year. Yes, we already ask you to brush twice a day, and use floss daily. Isn’t that plenty of...