Dental Profession

pro•phy•lax•is: measures designed to preserve health and prevent the spread of disease." — Mirriam-Webster Dictionary Prophylaxis sounds scary, but it is actually one of the most important procedures in dentistry for preventing frightening problems of the mouth. Dental prophylaxis is simply the procedure commonly called a...

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...

At the Placerville Dental Group, we are fully aware that going to the dentist is not considered as enjoyable as a “walk in the park.” Most people have some level of anxiety when they visit the dentist, beginning with the mere thought of the dental...

Technology is Making Progress What can you make with a 3D printer? Honestly, it’s easier to list what you can’t make! House keys, smart wallets, adjustable wrenches, toothpaste tube squeezers, fishing lures, dinnerware, record albums, high heels, replacement car parts, synthetic limbs, and even office buildings...

You might get a little concerned if you hear your Placerville dentist talk about bioactive materials — especially if you see a metal briefcase in the office. Please be assured that our staff, in this case, is not talking about biohazardous materials, nor are we...

We all like to smile. A common reason our patients discuss dental procedures with us is because they want a better smile. In fact, it’s one of the primary goals of the Placerville Dental Group: to make your smile the best it can be, so...

When Home Dentistry Fails DIY (Do-It-Yourself) projects have always been extremely popular, and the Internet has made them omnipresent. Many websites and television channels are dedicated strictly to DIY projects. Just google “DIY” and see how many options pop up! As a result, many products are...

Are Dentists Really Doctors? “Oh, you’re a dentist? Sorry, I was looking for a real doctor.” Some dentists find that kind of response frustrating, others find it entertaining. The simple truth is that dentists, or any specialized dental practitioner, are by definition a doctor. Why the Confusion? The...

What’s the Difference? Suppose you take your car into the repair shop. Your mechanic says your alternator is bad and needs replacement. They set an appointment with you for next week so they can order the alternator and have it available in time for the procedure....