Oral Maintenance

Bacteria! Microorganisms! Danger, disease, sickness abound! Manufacturers use phrases like this to convince you that going “antibacterial” is the best thing for you and your family. Part of this march to a 100% sanitary environment is the encouragement to buy a UV toothbrush sanitizer. Do...

A Worthwhile Dental Habit Most everyone flosses their teeth after brushing them. This practice is so ingrained that to some people it may seem to make as much sense as putting on your socks before you put on your shoes. While it is true that the...

Fluoride — A Tooth's Best Friend Forever Fluoride is one of the best friends your teeth can ever have for the following reasons:Fluoride fights the growth of harmful oral bacteria. Fluoride helps repair enamel damaged by oral bacteria. Enamel repaired by with fluoride is stronger...

The electric toothbrush was first introduced in the United States in the 1950's. While a plain toothbrush works just fine for cleaning your teeth and applying fluoride to your enamel, the electric toothbrush does have two benefits. These benefits both lead to greater health for...

Solve Multiple Problems with Multiple Flossing Methods Walk down the dental hygiene aisle of any pharmacy or grocery store and you will find dental floss. Another type of common tool featured nearby is the interdental brush. Made of tiny brushes affixed to a little handle, interdental...

This week many of our Placerville dental patients have enjoyed a really big meal. To accomplish any major task, you need the right tools. Flimsy plastic forks and wimpy paper plates are no way to tackle a major culinary experience. Afterwards, the same principle applies....

Did you know that you can also call your toothbrush a “fluoride applicator”? The Placerville Dental Group has already written about the dangers to your enamel from bacteria and acidic substances. Fluoride is an important part of your campaign against these enamel enemies. Applying it...

In conjunction with the Veterans Appreciation Day, we would like to announce the Veterans Preferred Plan. This dental plan is designed especially with the needs of veterans in mind. Visiting a dentist regularly can help maintain oral health. Such regular dental check-ups may provide clues...

Diabetes is an unfortunately common American disease. Scientific American states that more than twenty million Americans have diabetes and more are diagnosed every day. Many of our Placerville dental patients are diabetics and the Placerville Dental Group wants you to know that there is another...