Oral Health

Healthy Lifestyle

Avoiding Cavities

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...

Breakfast

Oral Health and Breakfast

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...

Floating Teeth

Are your Teeth Floating?

Bacteria and plaque never cease to attack our teeth and gums. Without a daily oral hygiene routine, plaque and bacteria open the door for periodontal disease, tooth decay, and even bone loss. That’s right — you can even lose the bone in your jaw from...

Dental Pain

DIY Gone Wrong

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...

Triclosan

It’s Old News

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...

Toothbrush Facts

Intriguing Toothbrush Facts

You simply cannot have a good routine of oral hygiene without your trusty toothbrush. Sure, you could use a feather, or a porcupine quill, or your finger. You could even use a stick from a miswak tree. But it’s just not the same as that...

Tooth Staining Foods

Teeth Staining Culprits

Americans of all ages and backgrounds appreciate white teeth. A smiling row of white teeth light up a room, seal the deal, win over an interviewer, or open the way for a second date. Yet, do you find that even with a strong routine of...

Gummy Vitamin

Are Gummy Vitamins a Good Idea?

What's in Those Squishy Things? Many children have difficulty swallowing pills and capsules. Whether it’s vitamins, minerals or medications, the varied sizes and textures sometimes cause a gag reflex. As a result, many parents look for alternative forms of vitamins, so their children can still benefit...

Swimmers Calculus

Protection Against Swimmer’s Calculus

Even in the higher altitudes of Placerville, summer heat causes kids and adults to look for relief, and they often turn to water — not just to a tall, refreshing glass of ice water, but perhaps an entire body of water! Of course, there’s not...

Periodontist

Dentist and Periodontist

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...