Oral Maintenance

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...

Toothbrush Storage 1.0 If you do everything you can to keep your teeth and gums healthy, then you are visiting one of our Placerville dentists at least two times per year for cleanings, you are flossing once a day and brushing at least twice a day....

Losing a tooth is a bad idea. Losing multiple teeth is even worse. Besides affecting your ability to chew and speak, your teeth preserve your appearance. Although dental implants are state-of-the-art replacements for missing teeth, nothing works as well as the originals. So here are...

What Is the ADA Seal? If you are a regular reader of this blog, you often see the advice to brush your teeth using a toothbrush approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). Or you’ll read, again and again, to floss every day using a dental...

Many people in Placerville want a good smile. What are the main five things that result in teeth that other people admire and that you enjoy seeing in the mirror and photographs?Healthy teeth make for a good-looking smile. Strong teeth are essential for a smile...