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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!...

Facts and Fiction About Brushing Your Teeth

Fact or Fiction: The harder you brush, the cleaner and healthier your teeth and gums can be. Fiction. If you skip brushing or don't brush your teeth everyday, brush extra hard the next time you get around to it. Fiction. Less pressure is more effective, when you brush. Fact!Less vigorous...

A child will generally pull their teeth on their own.

Should I Pull My Child’s Tooth?

Pull It or Leave It? It's a big deal in a young child's life to lose their “baby” teeth. Some young ones are excited and can't wait to feel like they're a “big kid.” Others might want to be a big kid too, but they're not...

Fight halitosis with a tongue scraper.

Why Clean Your Tongue?

Because It's There? You ideally brush and floss everyday, brushing your teeth at least in the morning and before bed, but do you need to brush your tongue? Is tongue care really that important? Since we use our tongue everyday to talk, swallow, eat and drink,...