periodontitis Tag

In every area of life, it’s important to get the facts — otherwise, you could make decisions based on wrong information, leading to unnecessary consequences. So you do your best to get the facts before you make a big decision. But there are times when...

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...

Every industry has its own lingo, with phrases and words that might sound odd or disturbing to the average person. Being part of the medical field, dentists sometimes use Latin-based names for body parts, like periodontal or temporomandibular. But if your Placerville dentist looks at...

What’s the Difference? Our recent post on the differences between a dentist and an oral surgeon was no doubt enlightening, but it might also raise questions about different specialists you may meet or need at the Placerville Dental Group. So, for the next few weeks we...

Don’t Play Around with Receding Gums Back when we were in elementary school, “recess” was a word we all appreciated! Now that we are older, it’s not such a nice word anymore — as in economic recession, hairline recession, and gum recession. For our dentists, gum...

Healthy teeth and great gums go hand in hand. Just as a house is only as strong as it's foundation, the same principle is true for your mouth. Healthy gums provide stability for the teeth and protect their foundation, the jawbone, against inflammation and decay....

We all get surprised by bad breath sometimes, either our own or someone else's. Bad breath happens due to a number of factors, not just from eating garlic or drinking coffee. Dentists refer to the waste from bad breath bacteria as “volatile sulfur compounds” (VSC)...

There are so many varieties of toothpastes it can be hard to choose which one is best for you. Whitening, fluoride, desensitizing, plaque and tartar control, and antibacterial, the combinations and brands available seem almost endless. So how do you make the best choice?First, start...