Oral Maintenance

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...

Because It's There? You ideally brush and floss everyday, brushing your teeth at least in the morning and before bed, but do you need to brush your tongue? Is tongue care really that important? Since we use our tongue everyday to talk, swallow, eat and drink,...

Give Children a Good Start Having a healthy mouth isn't complicated, but training children to have healthy dental habits can be challenging. The importance of oral health for youngsters is emphasized by California law, which requires a dental check-up before they enter school for kindergarten. Since...

A new year is here and in January your Placerville dentists have a few recommendations for keeping your teeth healthy in 2016. We believe our patients benefit tremendously from following these simple, yet important recommendations.Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes (2...

Keep a Good-Looking Smile! What does a bright white smile mean to you? For many, it signifies health, youth, and vitality. But what can you do to keep your smile bright even if your daily rituals include habits like drinking a cup of coffee or tea?...

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...