How Oral Cancer Screenings Help You

Are you concerned about oral cancer screenings? Feeling concerned is understandable, but you might find that it is really nothing to worry about. The purpose of the screening is to help you know if a problem exists or not, and it helps you get any problem resolved. An oral cancer... Read more »

Oral Health Advice for Teens

Do you want a top-notch oral health as a teen? If so, our dentist, Dr. Craig Wada, is more than happy to help you. There are many things you can do on a regular basis to keep your teeth, gums, and smile in tip-top shape, which can help you have... Read more »

Dental Veneers Can Provide You with a Whiter Smile

Dental stains and discolored tooth enamel can leave you with an unattractive smile and hindered self-confidence. In many of these instances the tooth whitening products sold in stores will likely prove ineffective for fully restoring the cosmetic appearance of your smile. Should you find yourself with a smile full of... Read more »

A Dentist Should Examine and Treat a Chipped Tooth

Sometimes something as simple as chewing ice or grinding your teeth while sleeping can create enough force to chip a tooth. The American Association of Endodontists notes that contact sports athletes who don’t wear protective mouth guard are at significantly heightened risk of suffering a dental fracture. Even if the... Read more »

Important Tips About Dental Bridges

Did you know that permanent tooth replacements can be given that are bound and linked directly to other teeth in your mouth? If you are seeking a highly effective tooth replacement, consider a dental bridge prosthetic. Dental bridges, also known as fixed partial dentures, are highly effective for replacing missing... Read more »

Mouthwash for Kids

As you may already know, it’s best to brush twice a day, floss once a day, and rinse your mouth daily. But is this the same for kids? Today, our dentist, Dr. Craig Wada, is happy to tell you when kids can benefit the most from mouthwash. Typically, kids under... Read more »

Medications for Dry Mouth

Although xerostomia is regrettably an incurable condition, suitable maintenance can make it a less-difficult one. By making a few tiny modifications to your diet, practicing great oral hygiene habits and taking the guidance of Dr. Craig Wada, you can manage dry mouth. Here are a few things you should be... Read more »

Oral Cancer Screening FAQs

Regular dental checkups are very important. But did you know that at some dental offices you can also get screened for oral cancer every time you get a cleaning and exam? Placer Prosthodontics Inc. is one such dental office. Here are some common questions and answers about our screenings: Q:... Read more »

Cleaning Your Dentures

You may think that because you have full or partial dentures, your days of brushing have come to an end, or that you don’t have to brush quite like you did before. In truth, your dentures require daily cleaning and care. Food debris and bacteria will accumulate on your dentures... Read more »

What Causes Enamel Erosion?

Enamel erosion is a dental issue that can harm your smile more than you might realize. In fact, it can wear away your tooth enamel (the outer white layer of your teeth) and expose the underlying dentin. This can make the teeth vulnerable to bacteria and plaque, which could result... Read more »