oral health Tag

Chocolate

The Best Part of the Fifth Food Group?

In the month of February, billions of dollars are spent on a single food all around the world. The same thing happens in the United States during October. We eat this food by itself, offer it as a flavor choice, or use it as a...

Vitamins and Oral Health

Vitamins and Oral Health

One of the best things you can do for your body is feed it a healthy diet. Thus it stands to reason that one of the best things you can do for your oral health is eat well. Even so, teeth and gums benefit from...

Protecting Oral Health

Are You at High Risk for Cavities?

Over 60% of children and adults in the United States deal with tooth decay and gum disease, and some individuals are more susceptible than others. So, how can you calculate your risk level? The Placerville Dental Group can help you determine that risk based on...

Smart teens eat healthy diets recommended by their Placerville dentist.

How Often Do Millennials Brush Their Teeth?

A recent survey of 2,000 Millennials ages 18-34 found that one in three do not brush their teeth every day! Some reportedly go days without brushing their teeth, despite more than half of those surveyed saying they are afraid of losing teeth because of bad...

The Veterans Preferred Plan covers individuals or families with deeply discounted dental care.

Dental Coverage Available Through Covered California

Dental coverage is available to enrollees of Covered California. The Placerville Dental Group understands that many of our patients worry about the cost of dental care for themselves and their families. If you purchase health insurance through Covered California, you are also eligible for dental...

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...

Even when sick, you should take care of your teeth.

Take Care of Your Teeth When Sick

It’s that time of year when we hear reminders to get flu shots against the upcoming “flu season.” According to the Centers for Disease Control, the flu threat becomes greater as early as October and lasts until May. It’s recommended that everyone, young and old,...

Pregnancy can lead to a greater risk of gum disease. Our Placerville dentists can help.

Breastfeeding and Cavities

Pediatricians recommend breastfeeding for at least six months and up to a year, if possible. Many mothers even choose to breastfeed their babies much longer. Breastfeeding is believed to improve the likelihood of proper jaw development, eliminating the need for wisdom teeth removal. Yet, can...

Older persons can keep all of their teeth, if they treat their mouth right!

Aging and Dental Health

Keep Your Teeth! Some people believe that part of aging is losing teeth, but this doesn't have to be true! Plenty of older adults keep their teeth their entire life! Teeth can last a lifetime, if they are taken care of well.As we age, it’s natural...

Kissing can be good for us, but also brings risks. Improve the one and control the other.

Pucker Up!

Kissing and Oral Health Human lips are uniquely designed to kiss and we often kiss our loved ones without a second thought. The lips contain some of the most sensitive nerve endings in our bodies, triggering unique chemical responses when we kiss that special someone. When...