Oral Maintenance

But Not the Kind You Eat Did you know that almost 50% of adults over the age of thirty have a condition called chronic periodontitis? This is a dental illness that's more than just gum disease; it affects a person's entire mouth, including their jawbone. Chronic periodontitis causes...

Cavities — Enemies of your Teeth! What is plaque and tartar and why is it important to keep up a daily oral care routine? Excess plaque and tartar are breeding grounds for bacteria waiting to capitalize on any lapse in brushing and flossing. Just twenty minutes...

When you come into your Placerville dentist for a checkup they ask if you have any sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity is a common and annoying problem that can come and go over a period of time. However, it does not mean that it's okay to...

The answer to this question is important because once we understand what plaque and tartar are, it becomes clear why it's so important to take remove them from our teeth. First, we'll discuss plaque. Next we'll talk about one of its products — tartar. Plaque and...

Sugar-free Sweetener Prevents Cavities Our website has previously discussed the benefits of xylitol gum in preventing cavities. In this article, our Placerville dentists would like to explain why xylitol improves your oral health and introduce an additional source for purchasing xylitol-based products, like chewing gum. How Does...

The journal Pediatrics, in cooperation with the US Preventive Services Task Force, is issuing a new recommendation for children up to age five. To encourage collaboration between pediatricians and dentists, the American Dental Association has suggested that doctors regularly refer young patients at risk of...

Few children, if any, are able to find the inner drive and motivation to brush after every meal, avoid sugary and acidic foods, floss once a day and make regular visits to the dentist. Even more so than adults, most children need to be urged,...

And Avoid the Emergency RoomPrevention is priceless.” — Dr. Ruchi Sahota, California dentist and ADA adviserEvery fifteen seconds, someone in the United States visits a hospital emergency room for a problem with their teeth. In some cases, dental care has been so long delayed that...

The United States Department of Health and Human Services announced recently that the Public Health Service is adjusting its recommendation for municipal water fluoridation to .7 milligrams per liter of water. This simpler standard continues to limit cosmetic fluorosis (areas of enamel that are slightly...