Pediatric

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...

Isn’t Daily Oral Hygiene Enough? Twice a year, every six months, semi-annually, no matter how you describe it, you should visit dentist at least two times every year. Yes, we already ask you to brush twice a day, and use floss daily. Isn’t that plenty of...

At the Placerville Dental Group, we’re always interested in new techniques, discoveries and developments in the dental field. It’s not only a part of our passion to maintain and improve your oral health, but it’s fascinating to watch how new discoveries manifest themselves in dental...

Good parents want the best that's available for their children. That means teaching them to do right and avoid wrong. We show them how to get dressed, cross the street, use the restroom, and obey essential rules. Children need these skills and training to succeed...

You don’t need to wait for the final episode in the Star Wars Skywalker saga to see a battle going on. A Resistance is taking place right under your nose! Every day and every hour, bacteria and germs attack teeth and gums, trying to overtake...

Some people do not enjoy brushing their teeth. Even though it’s only for two minutes, twice a day, it’s something they just cannot quite adore. Despite that, nearly 70% of the American population still does it regularly anyway, because they appreciate the benefits of having...

When people think about mouth problems they want to avoid, the two most common are bad breath and cavities. We don’t like bad breath because it offends others. We don’t like cavities because they’re a pain – literally. Not only that, but cavities could also...