prevention Tag

Plaque vs Tartar

Plaque and Tartar: What’s the Difference?

Do They Really Matter? When discussing the subject of preventive maintenance for your mouth, two words rise above most others: plaque and tartar. Both can damage your teeth, even to the point where they end up falling out! But what are these substances? How can we...

Fingernails and Oral Health

Fingernails and Oral Health

When storytellers want to depict nervousness or intensity, one of the classic options is a person biting their nails. When many of us are stressed, anxious, or bored, we look for ways to alleviate those feelings. Some people turn to biting their nails. We know...

Your teeth need a strong foundation, just like a house.

Keeping Your Gums Healthy!

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....

Losing a tooth is not inevitable. The Placerville Dental Group can help.

Caring for Your Mouth After Extraction

If teeth are diseased, damaged beyond repair or impacted, our Placerville dentists recommend their removal to save neighboring teeth and gum tissue. If you require tooth extraction, either for wisdom teeth removal or to repair decay or damage, how can you prevent complications like dry...

Diving into pools must be done safely to prevent dental injuries.

Prevent Summer Dental Emergencies

With summer time there’s lots of bike riding, swimming and other activities that fill the long days before school starts again and fall brings fewer daylight hours. Summer days may be long on fun, but that extra time outdoors, engaging in sports or other activities,...

Summer time is a great time to schedule dental appointments for children.

Summer Is Smile Time

School is almost out for the summer. That's a reason to smile! What are a few other reasons why summer time is a good time to visit the Placerville Dental Group? More Appointment Opportunities With school out, there’s no worrying about squeezing in dental exams and cleanings...

A baby chews a teething toy, a generally safe way to alleviate teething pain.

How to Treat Oral Thrush

Oral thrush is a problem that commonly affects babies, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems. It is not unusual, however, for clients with healthy immune systems to also develop this infection. Accumulation of the fungus Candida albicans on your tongue or the lining...

Treats don't have to ruin your teeth.

How to Handle Holiday Treats

Teeth and sugar do not get along, but some candies are worse for teeth than others. How can you keep yourself and your kids healthy during the candy and dessert surge at the end of the year? Here are some tips from our dentists at...

A young boy is examined for dental caries.

How to Avoid Cavities

Cavities — Enemies of your Teeth! What is plaque and tartar and why is it important to keep up a daily oral care routine? Excess plaque and tartar are breeding grounds for bacteria waiting to capitalize on any lapse in brushing and flossing. Just twenty minutes...