October 2017

A bowl of candy illustrates the essential question — do they harm the teeth?

Painful Teeth and Sour Candy

A reader of our website recently asked if eating sour candies can cause pain in the teeth. The answer is very simple — yes! Tooth sensitivity is a common side effect from eating these popular confections. In a previous article, we discussed how sour candies...

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...

Toothache needs a cure from our Placerville dentists.

What is Cracked Tooth Syndrome?

If you grind or clench your teeth, or have large fillings, your teeth may have very small cracks that are too tiny to show up on x-rays. This is called “cracked tooth syndrome.” How does this problem start and what are its symptoms? How Cracked Tooth...

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,...