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Dentures give you more than a smile — they provide teeth, better speech, the ability to chew, and other benefits from your Placerville dentists at the Placerville Dental Group.

Benefits Of Dental Implants

Are you a denture wearer who still wishes you had your teeth? While removable dentures are important and useful, there do limit what and how a patient eats. Many denture patients may not be aware that that implant-mounted dentures are a cost-effective and realistic option...

A baby chews a teething toy, a generally safe way to alleviate teething pain.

Do Topical Oral Pain Relievers Really Work?

Doing What's Best for Baby Our last article discussed the stages of our emerging teeth. For parents, you may remember that the appearance of your baby’s teeth started a period of extra fussiness and so much drooling that it seemed like your youngster had sprung a leak!...

The 32 teeth found in ever person's mouth in Placerville, if they have them all.

When Teeth Come In

And How to Keep Them Our amazing teeth come in various shapes and sizes, all designed for each spot in your mouth. These specific differences help us eat, speak and chew. Teeth even make you who you are, so to speak, affecting your facial features and...

A UV light cures or hardens a dental resin applied during a tooth bonding procedure.

Dental Bonding and You

Making a Strong Bond with Your Dentist While it’s important to enjoy a good relationship with your local Placerville dentist, we don’t necessarily need “bonding time” with you, unless it's for your teeth! Tooth bonding is a cost effective option to fix teeth damaged by chips,...

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

The Effective Solution For Tooth Loss

Modern dental techniques continue to improve at a rapid pace. This is especially true for people with missing or damaged teeth and looking for an effective tooth replacement. Not including the wisdom teeth, the average American loses at least two teeth in their lifetime due...

An abscess requires quick treatment from one of our Placerville dentists.

Treating an Oral Abscess

A dental abscess can be excruciatingly painful. Usually found in infected gum tissue or in the roots of infected teeth, an abscess is formed when pus cannot drain from the jaw or oral cavity. Without proper care and treatment from one of our Placerville dentists,...

A young boy is examined for dental caries.

What Are Dental Sealants?

Can You Seal Out Bacteria? Ideally, we'd never have a single cavity, either as children or adults. But, as we all know, training children to be regular brushers and flossers is easier said than done, and many adults simply don't brush and floss daily. One option...

Cigarettes are a leading risk factor for oral cancer.

The Symptoms and Risks for Oral Cancer

Things You Need to Know About Oral Cancer Visiting our Placerville dentists every six months is good for your mouth. An additional and potentially life-saving benefit to regular dental cleanings and exams is the opportunity to have our dental professionals check for the early signs of...

Lozenges with good bacteria may provide an answer to bad breath.

Better Breath and Bacteria

Is There a Connection? With a lot of things, the terms “bad” and “good” are pretty subjective. But when it comes to our breath, we all know “bad” breath is really bad. What you last ate contributes to the breath scent, as do your oral hygiene...

Oral diseases can be painful and life threatening and require rapid treatment from the Placeville Dental Group.

If It’s Broke, Fix It!

Your teeth are super strong, but they are still susceptible to wear and can crack or break. Teeth crack or break for a variety of reasons, here are the most common ones:Biting down on something hard; Falling, accidents or being hit in the face...