Oral Maintenance

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...

Covering the Basics

There’s no doubt that brushing, flossing and using mouthwash as needed are three good habits to maintain, but how you accomplish them is just as important. When discussing these actions, many patients have different ideas on how to do it properly. At the Placerville Dental...

Excessive Brushing

Avoid Excessive Brushing

We live in a compulsive society, one that that easily forms habits —some better than others. Even so, any good habit easily becomes dangerous with overuse. Too much cleaning, too much eating, even too much sleeping eventually becomes detrimental, causing more harm than good. The...

Whiter Teeth

Yellow Teeth and Oral Health

Making teeth whiter is a big industry today! Aside from other dental products and services, people spend billions of dollars annually trying to get a pearly white smile. One of the main reasons people whiten their teeth is because they feel it “looks better than...

Dental Anxiety

Coping with Dental Anxiety

A recent study indicates that six out of ten American adults are too scared to go to the dentist. That's more than the reported fear of visiting surgeons and neurologists combined! Whether they call it fear, anxiety, morbid terror, or give it an official term...

Mouthguards and Cavities

Mouthguards and Cavities

When playing sports, sleeping, or straightening your teeth, mouthguards perform an invaluable task of supporting and protecting your teeth. Sporting mouthguards offer protection during physical activities. Bite guards protect your teeth from grinding or clenching while you sleep. Invisalign trays redirect your teeth into a...

Mouthwash

Just Keep Swishing

Although making a “swish” in basketball might show a high level of skill or talent, sometimes it’s not much more than a fortunate throw. However, someone making a swish in their oral hygiene routine shows a high level of personal commitment to health and success...

Spring Cleaning

Oral Health in Spring

Spring is such a glorious time in Placerville! The sun shines, birds chirp, leaves and green grass return, and flowers bloom. Along with these pleasant springtime renewals, many people do spring cleaning or other tasks to prepare for the coming months of activity. With that...

Gum Recession

Does Gum Recession Affect You?

Don’t Play Around with Receding Gums Back when we were in elementary school, “recess” was a word we all appreciated! Now that we are older, it’s not such a nice word anymore — as in economic recession, hairline recession, and gum recession. For our dentists, gum...