Oral Health

Choose the Right Toothbrush

The correct tool for a job is almost as important as the job itself. We spend about 1,000 hours of our life brushing our teeth, so using the right toothbrush makes a big difference! Most people brush for less than a minute, but to have...

Vitamin D For a Healthier Mouth

Many middle-aged to older Americans experience tooth loss. Many rightly want to replace those missing teeth with dental implants, but due to bone loss or a lack of bone density, they are not good candidates. Given these issues, it is important for our Placerville dental...

A lion has carnassials instead of molars.

Dental Trivia

Learning Facts About All Kinds of Teeth When you come to the Placerville Dental Group, we strive to provide professional dental care in a clean and welcoming environment. Good quality dental care makes a difference in the lives of our Placerville dental patients! But besides providing...

Your teeth need a strong foundation, just like a house.

Keeping Your Gums Healthy!

Healthy teeth and great gums go hand in hand. Just as a house is only as strong as it's foundation, the same principle is true for your mouth. Healthy gums provide stability for the teeth and protect their foundation, the jawbone, against inflammation and decay....

Plaque and tartar can be controlled by combining home care with cleanings from our Placerville dentists.

Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry

When you think of the term “cosmetic dentistry,” affordability doesn't usually come to mind. Many think cosmetic dentistry is for the rich and famous, and in some extreme cases this is true. But there are also surprisingly affordable treatments to create the smile you've always...

Suffering from TMJ pain has a solution and our Placerville dentists are it.

Men and Dentists

Regular preventive dental care is important for everyone, but studies have shown that men are more likely to neglect their health and ignore negative symptoms. While “If it isn't broke...

Our Placerville dentists can answer your questions about braces and Invisalign.

Bad Breath and How to Beat It

We all get surprised by bad breath sometimes, either our own or someone else's. Bad breath happens due to a number of factors, not just from eating garlic or drinking coffee. Dentists refer to the waste from bad breath bacteria as “volatile sulfur compounds” (VSC)...

When we say "hot pockets," we mean gum pockets. Protecting your gums is essential to good dental health, according to our Placerville dentist.

Summer Fun and Your Dental Health

Warmer weather means BBQ season and fun with family and friends. Getting outside and being more active is on many summer to-do lists. The Placerville Dental Group has a few tips to maintain your dental health through the summer and beyond. Healthy Summer Eating With all the...

Fluoride is important for adults and children and its use is encourged by our Placerville dentists.

Does Stannous Fluoride Prevent Gum Disease?

There are so many varieties of toothpastes it can be hard to choose which one is best for you. Whitening, fluoride, desensitizing, plaque and tartar control, and antibacterial, the combinations and brands available seem almost endless. So how do you make the best choice?First, start...

Emergency Dental Care

Dental Decay and Risk of Stroke

May is American Stroke Month in the United States. It is noteworthy to mention that May is also High Blood Pressure Awareness Month. These significant health conditions often go together. Dr. Jeffrey Saver, quoted on the American Heart Association website says, “Learning how to spot...