Orthodontics

Dentists are doctors. As doctors, they provide treatments and procedures that restore, sustain, or improve your health. Even with this understanding, most dental procedures are not covered by medical insurance. Dental insurance fully covers cleanings, but typically pays only a portion of other procedures. And...

Making Braces Easier — Bonding Trays The Placerville Dental Group wants to make sure your smile becomes the best it can be and then stays that way. When one of our patients opts to get braces, compared to clear aligners from Invisalign, the procedure requires a...

Technology is Making Progress What can you make with a 3D printer? Honestly, it’s easier to list what you can’t make! House keys, smart wallets, adjustable wrenches, toothpaste tube squeezers, fishing lures, dinnerware, record albums, high heels, replacement car parts, synthetic limbs, and even office buildings...

Are Baby Teeth Overstaying Their Welcome? Between the years of five and twelve, children periodically get excited — and perhaps a little anxious — over their baby teeth becoming loose and falling out. This is a natural process, allowing permanent teeth to come in. Yet, a...

When Home Dentistry Fails DIY (Do-It-Yourself) projects have always been extremely popular, and the Internet has made them omnipresent. Many websites and television channels are dedicated strictly to DIY projects. Just google “DIY” and see how many options pop up! As a result, many products are...

Even in the higher altitudes of Placerville, summer heat causes kids and adults to look for relief, and they often turn to water — not just to a tall, refreshing glass of ice water, but perhaps an entire body of water! Of course, there’s not...

There’s no doubt that brushing, flossing and using mouthwash as needed are three good habits to maintain, but how you accomplish them is just as important. When discussing these actions, many patients have different ideas on how to do it properly. At the Placerville Dental...

When playing sports, sleeping, or straightening your teeth, mouthguards perform an invaluable task of supporting and protecting your teeth. Sporting mouthguards offer protection during physical activities. Bite guards protect your teeth from grinding or clenching while you sleep. Invisalign trays redirect your teeth into a...

When you think of the term “cosmetic dentistry,” affordability doesn't usually come to mind. Many think cosmetic dentistry is for the rich and famous, and in some extreme cases this is true. But there are also surprisingly affordable treatments to create the smile you've always...