Oral Maintenance

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...

Sparkling Water

Sparkling Water and Your Teeth

Earlier, we posted an article about drinks that could cause your teeth to yellow, discussing how certain stained beverages affect the color of your teeth. Some of our Placerville dental patients have also asked about sparkling water. Most types of sparkling water have no sugar,...

Impact of Dental X-rays

The Impact of Dental X-rays

Since the 1950’s, movies and comic books have thrilled us with imagined side effects from radiation exposure. As a result, many kids are really excited when it comes time to get dental x-rays, in the hopes of gaining super powers. Meanwhile, their parents start anxiously...

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...

Drinking Your Teeth Yellow

Drinking Your Teeth Yellow

Tooth whitening procedures are popular today, especially among those who just can’t seem to get that yellow to disappear. Surprisingly, nearly all the drinks we regularly enjoy already contain components that cause our teeth to stain. What are those components?Acids soften tooth enamel, allowing...

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...

Protecting Oral Health

Are You at High Risk for Cavities?

Over 60% of children and adults in the United States deal with tooth decay and gum disease, and some individuals are more susceptible than others. So, how can you calculate your risk level? The Placerville Dental Group can help you determine that risk based on...

5 Things About Dental Floss

5 Things About Dental Floss

Flossing regularly is an important part of a good dental hygiene routine. When your brush can’t get the right leverage to remove the plaque and food particles hiding in tight spaces, floss slides right in and dislodges it. Then your brush, or a rinse of...

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...