Gum disease

When people think about mouth problems they want to avoid, the two most common are bad breath and cavities. We don’t like bad breath because it offends others. We don’t like cavities because they’re a pain – literally. Not only that, but cavities could also...

Must You Choose Between Them? Most of us grew up with the saying, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!” Interestingly, that line started out as an advertising campaign for a dry cereal company. The science behind it was therefore questionable. Since then, scrutinizing...

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...

But Not “Fake News” Do you need to throw away your toothpaste? Recent information from news programs and online consumer media have encouraged their audiences to lake a look at the ingredients in household toothpastes and search for a specific substance. If they find it, reports...

What’s the Difference? Our recent post on the differences between a dentist and an oral surgeon was no doubt enlightening, but it might also raise questions about different specialists you may meet or need at the Placerville Dental Group. So, for the next few weeks we...

There’s no doubt that brushing, flossing and using mouthwash as needed are three good habits to maintain, but how you accomplish them is just as important. When discussing these actions, many patients have different ideas on how to do it properly. At the Placerville Dental...

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...

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...

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...