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Make Orthodontics Work Faster Are you or a family member considering orthodontics? Understandably, most patients say, “The sooner the braces are off, the better!” Our dentists at the Placerville Dental Group couldn’t agree more! Propel is an orthodontic treatment designed to reduce the time required for...

Hairy tongue is a dental condition that is exactly as it sounds. People with hairy tongue do in fact have a tongue that seems hairy. Thankfully, there are treatments for hairy tongue, available from our Placerville dentists. Signs of Hairy Tongue Symptoms of hairy tongue include:discoloration...

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...

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!...

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...

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

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...