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Lip piercings have known dental consequences that our Placerville dentists suggest you avoid.

Oral Piercing — To Do or Not To Do?

“Body art” in the form of piercings continue to be popular. As oral piercings become more commonplace, complications from wearing them are more readily seen in dental practice. The Placerville Dental Group therefore wants to provide information for our patients and their families so they can...

Microbeads were used in toothpaste and should be avoided.

Is There Plastic In Your Toothpaste?

Microbeads to Be Phased Out in 2017 In recent years, water and marine scientists have been warning consumers about plastic microbeads found in samples taken from the San Francisco Bay and other bodies of water worldwide. The source of these tiny microbeads comes from the drainpipes...

BMS affects both sexes and people of all ages.

Dealing With Burning Mouth Syndrome

Have you ever had the unpleasant sensation that your mouth was on fire, even though you didn’t eat anything spicy? If you feel this way regularly and you’re not a spicy food eater, it’s possible you may have a condition called burning mouth syndrome. What is...

Fluoride is important for adults and children and its use is encourged by our Placerville dentists.

Did You Forget to Brush?

 We all know it’s important to brush twice a day to keep our teeth clean. Daily brushing, along with flossing, has benefits that go beyond fresh breath and a whiter smile. But what happens if you forget to brush before going to bed at night...

A young blond woman chews her nails out of stress, a habit our Placerville dentists discourage.

Bad Dental Health Habits

The Placerville Dental Group has a few tips to help our patients maintain their oral health indefinitely. Besides seeing us regularly for your oral exam and cleaning, as well as brushing and flossing, what else can you do to keep your mouth healthy? Break bad dental...

Minocycline and tetracycline have the potential to cause tooth stains that our Placerville dentists can repair.

The Pinhole Surgical Technique for Gum Recession

The Placerville Dental Group often discusses gum recession and how to avoid it. With gum recession, the gums pull away from the teeth and expose the roots. At this point, treatment is necessary to prevent serious dental complications, like tooth loss! In the past, this...

Suffering from TMJ pain has a solution and our Placerville dentists are it.

Help for Mouth Sores

Dealing With Oral Lesions Our Placerville dentists do more than clean teeth! The Placerville Dental Group also helps patients when they develop mouth sores and other irritations that make eating, speaking or talking painful. Canker sores and other oral lesions usually go away on their own in...

A mouse trap uses a cigarette as bait to illustrate the dangers of smoking.

Helping Patients to Quit

Placerville Dental Group Encourages Stopping Smoking November 17th is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout, a day when people are encouraged to quit the tobacco habit. As the Cancer Society says on their website, “there’s no safe way to use tobacco.” As dentists and hygienists,...

Bright, white teeth can be yours with professional tooth whitening from our Placerville dentists.

Problems With Saliva

The Placerville Dental Group is pretty sure you don’t think too much about your saliva. Even though it’s an essential fluid and we need it for good oral health, it’s not really something we tend to meditate about, unless we seem to have too little...

Treats don't have to ruin your teeth.

How to Handle Holiday Treats

Teeth and sugar do not get along, but some candies are worse for teeth than others. How can you keep yourself and your kids healthy during the candy and dessert surge at the end of the year? Here are some tips from our dentists at...