ADA Tag

The Placerville Dentistry Group reminds patients daily that flossing maintains healthy gums. But when food gets stuck in your teeth, have you ever resorted to something other than dental floss, dental picks or interdental brushes? Alternate tools may offer a quick fix, but using them...

Can You Seal Out Bacteria? Ideally, we'd never have a single cavity, either as children or adults. But, as we all know, training children to be regular brushers and flossers is easier said than done, and many adults simply don't brush and floss daily. One option...

Fact or Fiction: The harder you brush, the cleaner and healthier your teeth and gums can be. Fiction. If you skip brushing or don't brush your teeth everyday, brush extra hard the next time you get around to it. Fiction. Less pressure is more effective, when you brush. Fact!Less vigorous...

And We Don't Mean BBQs Believe it or not, there are dental fads and dental fashion. Some extreme and ill-advised dental fads include tooth piercing, tooth filing (to look like a vampire), and “fronts,” “grills” or “grilz.” A grill is a snap-on tooth cover made of...

The dental branch of the National Institutes of Health is sponsoring investigations into the consequences of smoking e-cigarettes. Many promoters of “vaping” — smoking the vapors produced by e-cigarettes — insist that their product is safer than regular cigarettes. As tobacco smoke is a mix...

What Is the ADA Seal? If you are a regular reader of this blog, you often see the advice to brush your teeth using a toothbrush approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). Or you’ll read, again and again, to floss every day using a dental...

Dentists Make a Difference Action for Dental Health is a program of the American Dental Association, started in 2013. One year after program inception, the ADA has filed a report with Congress stating that all fifty states are actively participating in the program. Our Placerville dentists...