Oral Maintenance

We all get surprised by bad breath sometimes, either our own or someone else's. Bad breath happens due to a number of factors, not just from eating garlic or drinking coffee. Dentists refer to the waste from bad breath bacteria as “volatile sulfur compounds” (VSC)...

Warmer weather means BBQ season and fun with family and friends. Getting outside and being more active is on many summer to-do lists. The Placerville Dental Group has a few tips to maintain your dental health through the summer and beyond. Healthy Summer Eating With all the...

There are so many varieties of toothpastes it can be hard to choose which one is best for you. Whitening, fluoride, desensitizing, plaque and tartar control, and antibacterial, the combinations and brands available seem almost endless. So how do you make the best choice?First, start...

May is American Stroke Month in the United States. It is noteworthy to mention that May is also High Blood Pressure Awareness Month. These significant health conditions often go together. Dr. Jeffrey Saver, quoted on the American Heart Association website says, “Learning how to spot...

A baby's first tooth is a momentous occasion and many parents can't wait to show off the photos of their little one's toothy grin. But with that pearly smile probably came some fussiness and a few sleepless nights too. The Placerville Dental Group answers teething...

Good Oral Health is Essential for Diabetics The Journal of the American Dental Association recently published a study revealing that people with diabetes visit the dentist less often than those without diabetes. The results of this research study is surprising to our Placerville dentists, because of...

Preventive Value Debated by Researchers A recent study published in the journal Scientific Reports concluded that toothpaste for sensitive teeth does not actually prevent enamel erosion. And while some toothpastes made for sensitive teeth may erode the enamel less than others, all of the tested tooth...

A recent survey of 2,000 Millennials ages 18-34 found that one in three do not brush their teeth every day! Some reportedly go days without brushing their teeth, despite more than half of those surveyed saying they are afraid of losing teeth because of bad...

When you look good, you feel good and a confident smile is part of that. Healthy teeth come in a variety of shades of white and yellow, but should always be supported by firm, pink gums that do not bleed. Preventing gum disease, and the...