Gum disease

Defining the Worst of the Worst Since you were a child, you have heard advertising and comments about “the bacteria that causes bad breath.” Mouthwash advertising especially enjoys this phrase, and we even used it in our last blog article about helpful oral bacteria. So we...

Putting Helpful Bacteria to Work in Your Mouth In recent years, the word probiotics has increased in popularity around the subject of dentistry. In part, this is due to research undertaken in the last decade that shows how probiotics help improve and maintain oral health. Let’s...

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...

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...

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...

Every industry has its own lingo, with phrases and words that might sound odd or disturbing to the average person. Being part of the medical field, dentists sometimes use Latin-based names for body parts, like periodontal or temporomandibular. But if your Placerville dentist looks at...

Preserving Dental Health During Feast Days If you take a quick look at your calendar, one major feasting event for most American families just ended, and another is only weeks away. Ranging a little further out on the calendar, there was a large influx of sugary...

You don’t need to wait for the final episode in the Star Wars Skywalker saga to see a battle going on. A Resistance is taking place right under your nose! Every day and every hour, bacteria and germs attack teeth and gums, trying to overtake...

Some people do not enjoy brushing their teeth. Even though it’s only for two minutes, twice a day, it’s something they just cannot quite adore. Despite that, nearly 70% of the American population still does it regularly anyway, because they appreciate the benefits of having...