brushing Tag

Fresh and continental breakfast table with ham and cheese

Best Time To Brush

Before or After Breakfast? You've heard it said many times: “Brush at least twice a day” for best oral health. The American Dental Association recommends it and our Placerville dentists say it daily! For most people, this means brushing in the morning, so many may wonder...

Treats don't have to ruin your teeth.

Practice the Daily 4

October presents the fourth annual National Dental Hygiene month campaign, brought to you by the ADHA (American Dental Hygiene Association). Since every October ends with a lot of candy eating, it’s the perfect time to discuss how our Placerville dentistry patients should maintain their oral...

Our Placerville dentists encourage parents to help and monitor their children's oral hygiene routine.

What Happens If You Don’t Brush Your Teeth?

The short answer to our title question is “Probably nothing good,” and the American Dental Association (ADA) agrees. Although the extremely rare person may not develop cavities from a failure to brush, they certainly will get gum disease. And gum disease eventually leads to tooth...

Fluoride is important for adults and children and its use is encourged by our Placerville dentists.

Did You Forget to Brush?

 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...

Cheerful couple in Venice

Don’t Let Your Toothbrush Take a Vacation!

Your Teeth Need Care Every Day It's Spring Break! Placerville's hills are a beautiful green and there's still wonderful snow at Tahoe. But whether you plan on staying close to home for Spring break or are going on an extended holiday far away, the dentists at...

A tap can be on for rinsing a toothbrush and when to provide you with water, but it should be off when not in use.

How to Brush Your Teeth and Save Water

The Tap Makes All the Difference Placerville's hills are turning green for spring, a sign that we received the much-needed rain for Northern California. During this record drought, conserving water became a way of life. Since it's raining, do we still need to save water? Yes!...

Facts and Fiction About Brushing Your Teeth

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...

Fight halitosis with a tongue scraper.

Why Clean Your Tongue?

Because It's There? You ideally brush and floss everyday, brushing your teeth at least in the morning and before bed, but do you need to brush your tongue? Is tongue care really that important? Since we use our tongue everyday to talk, swallow, eat and drink,...

Colorful lights symbolize the start of a new year and the resolution to have better dental health.

Make 2016 Your Best Dental Year!

A new year is here and in January your Placerville dentists have a few recommendations for keeping your teeth healthy in 2016. We believe our patients benefit tremendously from following these simple, yet important recommendations.Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes (2...

Breaking the Cycle of Poor Dental Health

Breaking the Cycle…of Poor Dental Health

Few children, if any, are able to find the inner drive and motivation to brush after every meal, avoid sugary and acidic foods, floss once a day and make regular visits to the dentist. Even more so than adults, most children need to be urged,...