Pediatric

Most people do not mind visiting their family dentist, but some patients have an unwillingness to get their dental checkups regularly. There is no single reason for this type of reluctance – causes vary, and stem from a variety of sources. At the Placerville Dental...

The average American child’s health is a consequence of the average American diet. Sodas and junk food are staples in some households, and it’s common practice to entice children to do a chore with the reward of candy or ice cream. Besides leading to excessive...

Our modern world offers plenty of conveniences and technological advances. Unfortunately, they sometimes result in unforeseen harm. A recent study by researchers at the West Virginia University School of Dentistry identified a link between a certain chemical Americans used for decades and dental caries in...

Breastfeeding allows a mother to provide nourishment for their infant, and it adds to the bonding between them. It also bolsters a baby’s resistance to infections and diseases. And in relation to dentistry, breastfeeding promotes good oral health. Studies show that babies who are breastfed...

Can Gaming Technology Help Children Maintain Oral Health? While many adults are still coming to terms with modern technology, younger generations use it like spoons in breakfast cereal. Toddlers use their parents cell phones with amazing capability. In fact, many older ones rely on their grandkids...

Have you ever heard someone say a nursing infant looks just like their mother or father, perhaps calling them a “spitting image”? A child takes on traits from their parents; it’s natural. Even so, it might be surprising to learn that an infant’s oral health...

Defining the Worst of the Worst Since you were a child, you have heard advertising and comments about “the bacteria that causes bad breath.” Mouthwash advertising especially enjoys this phrase, and we even used it in our last blog article about helpful oral bacteria. So we...

pro•phy•lax•is: measures designed to preserve health and prevent the spread of disease." — Mirriam-Webster Dictionary Prophylaxis sounds scary, but it is actually one of the most important procedures in dentistry for preventing frightening problems of the mouth. Dental prophylaxis is simply the procedure commonly called a...

Mind the Gap? You don’t hear the word diastema in everyday conversation, but the condition is more common than you might think. Diastema is a dental term referring to a gap, or gaps, between the teeth. It’s a normal feature in humans – in fact, during...