Oral Maintenance

It's Still a Good Habit! Despite what you may have read in the news lately, the Placerville Dental Group’s dentists still recommend that every patient floss at least once a day. Here are six reasons our Placerville dentists feel you should continue to floss daily:Plaque doesn’t...

Hairy tongue is a dental condition that is exactly as it sounds. People with hairy tongue do in fact have a tongue that seems hairy. Thankfully, there are treatments for hairy tongue, available from our Placerville dentists. Signs of Hairy Tongue Symptoms of hairy tongue include:discoloration...

And How to Keep Them Our amazing teeth come in various shapes and sizes, all designed for each spot in your mouth. These specific differences help us eat, speak and chew. Teeth even make you who you are, so to speak, affecting your facial features and...

Can You Seal Out Bacteria? Ideally, we'd never have a single cavity, either as children or adults. But, as we all know, training children to be regular brushers and flossers is easier said than done, and many adults simply don't brush and floss daily. One option...

Is There a Connection? With a lot of things, the terms “bad” and “good” are pretty subjective. But when it comes to our breath, we all know “bad” breath is really bad. What you last ate contributes to the breath scent, as do your oral hygiene...

Your teeth are super strong, but they are still susceptible to wear and can crack or break. Teeth crack or break for a variety of reasons, here are the most common ones:Biting down on something hard; Falling, accidents or being hit in the face...

Your Teeth Need Care Every Day It's Spring Break! Placerville's hills are a beautiful green and there's still wonderful snow at Tahoe. But whether you plan on staying close to home for Spring break or are going on an extended holiday far away, the dentists at...

The Tap Makes All the Difference Placerville's hills are turning green for spring, a sign that we received the much-needed rain for Northern California. During this record drought, conserving water became a way of life. Since it's raining, do we still need to save water? Yes!...

Fact or Fiction: The harder you brush, the cleaner and healthier your teeth and gums can be. Fiction. If you skip brushing or don't brush your teeth everyday, brush extra hard the next time you get around to it. Fiction. Less pressure is more effective, when you brush. Fact!Less vigorous...