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All ages, and especially the elderly, benefit from dental implants.

Implant Dentures and Sleep Apnea

Many denture patients wish they still had their natural teeth. Dentures represent a big improvement over diseased and painful teeth, and are better than no teeth at all, but there are limitations to what dentures can do when compared to real teeth. Many denture patients...

Oral cysts are often discovered during routine dental exams.

Placerville Oral Cancer Screening

Why do our Placerville dentists perform an oral cancer screening at every routine dental exam? Because cancer screening is easy to do, painless and can save your life! With some simple steps and understanding about the risks for oral cancer, our Placerville Dental Group patients...

Braces

If You Wear Braces…

Braces aren’t just for children and teenagers anymore! The Placerville Dental Group says it’s never too late to improve your oral health and get the extra confidence that comes from having a bright smile made up of straight teeth. If you are interested in orthodontic...

Toothbrushes are inexpensive in Placerville and should be used a minimum of twice daily.

Dental Basics: A Clean Toothbrush

During cold and flu season, germs are everywhere. It’s nearly impossible to avoid becoming ill at least once in awhile, but you can still do your best to avoid danger from ordinary household items. If not cared for properly, one of the worst culprits can...

Those with piercings need to take certain precautions recommended by our Placerville Dentists.

If You Already Have a Piercing

How to Reduce the Risks In our last article, the Placerville Dental Group warned of the complications commonly caused by oral piercings. Nevertheless, many adults have such piercings. Just like smoking and other activities with risks, patients are best cared for when they are aware of...

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...