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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...

An example of pills that represent blood thinners.

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...

You don't have to live with bad breath.

Fight Bad Breath With Food

Eating garlic, curry, onions and other strongly flavored foods means that powerful scents are going to stick around. But just as there are foods that ruin your breath, there are also foods that make your breath fresher! The following foods not only help you improve...

Full Mouth Restoration

A Good Dentist Is Not Hard To Find

If you need a service done, say repairs on your house, many of us ask people we trust or go to an online review site to see what other customers think. One thing most favorable reviews mention is the reasonable cost of the service. Likewise,...

Our Placerville dentists perform root canals to save infected teeth.

How to Know You Need a Root Canal

Last summer, we discussed why root canal therapy is beneficial for patients who need it. The chief reason is that living with toothache pain is awful for the person suffering from it. Often, the only cure for this pain and suffering is a root canal....

Kissing can be good for us, but also brings risks. Improve the one and control the other.

Pucker Up!

Kissing and Oral Health Human lips are uniquely designed to kiss and we often kiss our loved ones without a second thought. The lips contain some of the most sensitive nerve endings in our bodies, triggering unique chemical responses when we kiss that special someone. When...

An impacted wisdom tooth damages its neighbor from below.

When to Extract Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth come in last, between 17-25 years of age. If there is enough space in the jaw for these third molars, you can make full use of them. On the other hand, they may be impacted, squeezed beneath the second molars, leading to pain...