Oral Maintenance

During cold and flu season, germs are everywhere. It’s nearly impossible to avoid becoming ill at least once in awhile, but you can still do your best to avoid danger from ordinary household items. If not cared for properly, one of the worst culprits can...

How to Reduce the Risks In our last article, the Placerville Dental Group warned of the complications commonly caused by oral piercings. Nevertheless, many adults have such piercings. Just like smoking and other activities with risks, patients are best cared for when they are aware of...

“Body art” in the form of piercings continue to be popular. As oral piercings become more commonplace, complications from wearing them are more readily seen in dental practice. The Placerville Dental Group therefore wants to provide information for our patients and their families so they can...

Microbeads to Be Phased Out in 2017 In recent years, water and marine scientists have been warning consumers about plastic microbeads found in samples taken from the San Francisco Bay and other bodies of water worldwide. The source of these tiny microbeads comes from the drainpipes...

 We all know it’s important to brush twice a day to keep our teeth clean. Daily brushing, along with flossing, has benefits that go beyond fresh breath and a whiter smile. But what happens if you forget to brush before going to bed at night...

Teeth and sugar do not get along, but some candies are worse for teeth than others. How can you keep yourself and your kids healthy during the candy and dessert surge at the end of the year? Here are some tips from our dentists at...

Improvements in Oral Health The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that Americans have improved their oral health. Increased dental education and programs that get children to the dentist at an early age are believed to play a large role. Other improvements are also responsible, and...

Save Now to Save Teeth Later To have a healthy mouth and bright smile, it is best to see our Placerville dentists twice a year. Should you budget for dental care needs even if you have dental insurance? Yes! Setting aside a small amount of money...

Despite its nasty reputation for ruining lives, methamphetamine continues to be a common drug of abuse in the United States. Relatively cheap and easy to make, it is much stronger than other drugs. The medical and dental side effects are also grave and difficult to ignore. The...