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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...

Clear braces are illustrated by this model.

More to Orthodontics Than Just the Teeth

In this modern age, our Placerville dentists treat more than just teeth. Through the use of orthodontics, dentists can correct jaw and facial bone abnormalities. The Placerville Dental Group uses a comprehensive approach to treating such patients and many are seeing beneficial results. Altering Bone for...

Smoking has deleterious affects on the gums and other oral tissues.

How Smoking Affects Oral Health

Tobacco use may be one of the biggest risk factors in the development of periodontal disease.” — David A. Albert, D.D.S., M.P.H., associate professor at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, millions of Americans per...

Should I Use Braces or Invisalign?

If one of our Placerville dentists suggests that you or a family member needs plastic aligners or traditional braces, is one better than the other? The dentists at the Placerville Dental Group understand that oral health and well-being are important to you and your family,...

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

Take a Bite Out of TMJ

Help For TMJ Sufferers Facial pain, neck discomfort, jaw clicks and clacks, soreness, tenderness — TMJ sufferers experience all of this. First, we should point out that everyone has temporomandibular joints and jaw muscles, shortened to TMJ. They make it possible for us to speak, chew...

Cheerful couple in Venice

Don’t Let Your Toothbrush Take a Vacation!

Your Teeth Need Care Every Day It's Spring Break! Placerville's hills are a beautiful green and there's still wonderful snow at Tahoe. But whether you plan on staying close to home for Spring break or are going on an extended holiday far away, the dentists at...

A tap can be on for rinsing a toothbrush and when to provide you with water, but it should be off when not in use.

How to Brush Your Teeth and Save Water

The Tap Makes All the Difference Placerville's hills are turning green for spring, a sign that we received the much-needed rain for Northern California. During this record drought, conserving water became a way of life. Since it's raining, do we still need to save water? Yes!...