Oral Maintenance

Holiday Feasting

Holiday Feasting

Preserving Dental Health During Feast Days If you take a quick look at your calendar, one major feasting event for most American families just ended, and another is only weeks away. Ranging a little further out on the calendar, there was a large influx of sugary...

Resist Tooth Decay

Resist Tooth Decay!

You don’t need to wait for the final episode in the Star Wars Skywalker saga to see a battle going on. A Resistance is taking place right under your nose! Every day and every hour, bacteria and germs attack teeth and gums, trying to overtake...

Flossing

Don’t Forget to Floss!

Some people do not enjoy brushing their teeth. Even though it’s only for two minutes, twice a day, it’s something they just cannot quite adore. Despite that, nearly 70% of the American population still does it regularly anyway, because they appreciate the benefits of having...

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...

Toothpaste Alternatives

Questionable Toothpaste Alternatives

Charcoal or Baking Soda for Whiter Teeth? In the search for alternatives to traditional methods, many people look for options to supplement or even replace common dental tools and products. In recent years, reports have come through saying that you can whiten your teeth by using...

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...

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...