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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...

Stop snoring with dental devices from the Placerville Dental Group.

Treat Snoring Without CPAP

Can our Placerville dentists really help end snoring and reduce sleep apnea symptoms? We can and it's easier than you think! When many people hear about sleep apnea, they immediately think of CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machines and sleeping with a mask the rest...

A customized mouthguard protects your teeth from outside forces and nightime or daytime teeth grinding.

Caring for a Mouthguard

Take Care of It (and It will Take Care of You) Mouthguards are essential devices that protect your teeth and oral tissues during physical activity. When designed for use while you sleep, they help to stop snoring and prevent the damage caused by teeth grinding (bruxism). But...

If you have psoriasis, it's important to make regular visits to our Placerville dentists to fight gum disease.

Gum Disease and Psoriasis

A research study from Norway has confirmed a link between psoriasis and gum disease. The study found that people with psoriasis had an increased likelihood of also having periodontitis, a severe form of gum disease. Loss of the alveolar bone, the bone that forms the tooth...

Our Placerville dentists encourage parents to help and monitor their children's oral hygiene routine.

What Happens If You Don’t Brush Your Teeth?

The short answer to our title question is “Probably nothing good,” and the American Dental Association (ADA) agrees. Although the extremely rare person may not develop cavities from a failure to brush, they certainly will get gum disease. And gum disease eventually leads to tooth...

The ADA encourages Action for Dental Health by all Placerville dentists.

What Your Teeth Tell Your Dentist

Your teeth have a lot to say, even if they don’t speak for themselves. Our Placerville dentists can tell a lot about your health and habits when we ask you to open wide. So what are your teeth saying? Age Teeth naturally show their wear with age,...

Clear braces are illustrated by this model.

Braces without Gum Disease

Avoiding a Scourge of Orthodontics The Placerville Dental Group believes it’s never too late to improve your oral health and develop a confident smile. Orthodontics are an important element when creating straight teeth for children and adults alike. Our Placerville family dentists are happy to help...

Our Placerville dentists can answer your questions about braces and Invisalign.

Are You at Risk for Gum Disease?

It’s a good idea to periodically do a dental self-assessment between visits to the Placerville Dental Group. Make sure your daily care routine is doing the job it’s supposed to do — keeping your mouth healthy and decay free. Healthy teeth have strong enamel and...

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Blood Thinners and Dental Health

Blood Thinners Questions and Answers If you take prescription blood thinners and need dental treatment, the Placerville Dental Group knows you may have questions about what to expect at your dental appointment. We encourage all our patients to keep us up to date about medications and...

Our Placerville dentists often get questions about dental matters. Here is the answer to a question about tooth piercing.

Placerville Oral Surgery Questions Answered

Surgery — it's a frightening word for some. Nevertheless, oral surgery is often needed to restore dental health. When you're the patient, you probably will have questions, so our local Placerville dentists want to answer some of those that are frequently asked. When does the Placerville Dental...