Gum disease

Excessive Brushing

Avoid Excessive Brushing

We live in a compulsive society, one that that easily forms habits —some better than others. Even so, any good habit easily becomes dangerous with overuse. Too much cleaning, too much eating, even too much sleeping eventually becomes detrimental, causing more harm than good. The...

Whiter Teeth

Yellow Teeth and Oral Health

Making teeth whiter is a big industry today! Aside from other dental products and services, people spend billions of dollars annually trying to get a pearly white smile. One of the main reasons people whiten their teeth is because they feel it “looks better than...

Mouthguards and Cavities

Mouthguards and Cavities

When playing sports, sleeping, or straightening your teeth, mouthguards perform an invaluable task of supporting and protecting your teeth. Sporting mouthguards offer protection during physical activities. Bite guards protect your teeth from grinding or clenching while you sleep. Invisalign trays redirect your teeth into a...

Benefit of Routine Cleaning

An Unexpected Benefit

Routine Dental Cleaning Discovers Potentially Fatal Disease A proper routine in oral hygiene is vital! Brushing for two minutes, twice a day, supplemented with flossing and mouthwash, keeps your teeth strong and your mouth healthy by preventing cavities and gum disease. Another part of that routine...

Spring Cleaning

Oral Health in Spring

Spring is such a glorious time in Placerville! The sun shines, birds chirp, leaves and green grass return, and flowers bloom. Along with these pleasant springtime renewals, many people do spring cleaning or other tasks to prepare for the coming months of activity. With that...

Gum Recession

Does Gum Recession Affect You?

Don’t Play Around with Receding Gums Back when we were in elementary school, “recess” was a word we all appreciated! Now that we are older, it’s not such a nice word anymore — as in economic recession, hairline recession, and gum recession. For our dentists, gum...

Vitamins and Oral Health

Vitamins and Oral Health

One of the best things you can do for your body is feed it a healthy diet. Thus it stands to reason that one of the best things you can do for your oral health is eat well. Even so, teeth and gums benefit from...

Habits to Avoid

Subtle Habits to Avoid at Work

Habits are part of daily life. Everybody has at least one or two, even the dentists at the Placerville Dental Group. We attempt to build good ones and avoid bad ones. But sometimes a bad habit will creep in unnoticed. Many of these habits develop...

Water Flosser

Should You Cut the Strings?

Are Water Flossers Effective? Flossing is important to your oral health. However, some people skip this step, or don’t give it the same priority as brushing. Many individuals would prefer some alternative to putting string between their teeth. Thankfully, the Placerville Dental Group is familiar with...

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...