Oral Maintenance

“But I’ve never had a cavity before!” You might be astounded how many times patients make that comment when they come to see us at the Placerville Dental Group. We understand — you might have gone years or decades without a single issue with your teeth....

For Country Western music lovers, there is a popular dance called the two-step. It consists of two quick steps followed by two slow steps. It’s easy to master and leads to many different variations, but the basic pattern is invariably at the root. Similarly, a...

Many people feel a level of anxiety as they sit in a dentist’s waiting room. At the Placerville Dental Group, we acknowledge this problem. We do our best to put you at ease, let you know what we find during your examination, and show you...

In every area of life, it’s important to get the facts — otherwise, you could make decisions based on wrong information, leading to unnecessary consequences. So you do your best to get the facts before you make a big decision. But there are times when...

Saving Teeth and Lives, One Exam at a Time Many people become apprehensive when faced with going to see the dentist. In truth, it can be a little awkward when someone focuses all their attention on your mouth. Many are afraid of what “embarrassing” things the...

When you go in for your semi-annual visit at the Placerville Dental Group, you’re likely quizzed on how often you floss your teeth. Like many patients, your honest answer may be “Not enough.” For some, slipping a string of floss between their teeth and moving...

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...

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...