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At some point in your continued routine of oral hygiene, you look down at your tube of toothpaste and notice it is nearly empty. You keep reminding yourself to get more, but that thought escapes your head as soon as you escape the bathroom. Then,...

Discussing NSAID and Opioids One of the main reasons many people avoid the dentist is an expectation of pain. Ironically, avoiding regular dental checkups often results in acute pain from things like toothaches, gum irritation, dental abscesses, or cavities. The Placerville Dental Group is fully aware...

California is known for summer heat as well as drought conditions. Although we lack the technology to forecast how long a drought will last, California droughts often last for three to five years. Experts say that 2021 represents a second year of drought, which means...

Our permanent adult teeth are meant to be exactly that — permanent. They aren’t meant to come out on their own. But popular sports and unforeseen accidents might lead to a tooth getting loose or completely knocked out (the fancy word is avulsed). What would...

Dental implants are replacement teeth that anchor into your jawbone. Since they are permanent replacements of lost teeth, they work better than detachable bridges or dentures. Not only are they long-lasting and reliable, but they look natural and offer an improved ability to chew. Dental...

If you are like many people during the pandemic with it’s “stay at home” and “lockdown” orders, it might be more than six months since your last dental checkup. Nevertheless, your teeth need regular professional attention, and that means semiannual visits to the dentist. It’s...

Maybe it was years of rough food. Perhaps you did not brush in certain areas. Maybe decades of diabetes have compromised your jaw and gumline. Or it might just have been that disagreement during the hockey game. However it happened, your smile has a hole...

Looks Like You're In the Front Row! What is a center seat? Well, that phrase typically describes a seat that gets the most attention. Sometimes it’s where a commander sits, and other times it’s a place reserved for scrutiny. At the Placerville Dental Group, it’s the...

With all the variety of toothbrushes available today, it can be difficult to choose which one is best for you. Travel down the dental aisle at the grocery store, and you might be intimidated with the wide assortment of colors, sizes, designs and brands, but...