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Alcohol and tobacco together greatly increase your oral cancer risk.

Avoid Oral Cancer Risks

The staff of the Placerville Dental Group cares about your health. One major form of disease often diagnosed first by dentists is oral cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2015 over 45,000 Americans were diagnosed with oral cancer and almost nine thousand died of...

Over the counter products don't work as well as their manufacturers would have you think.

The Truth About Whitening

What Works and What Doesn't Our dentists at the Placerville Dental Group want to provide you with some information on the topic of tooth whitening. It's important to have the facts from a professional source, because frankly, there are so many inaccuracies out there that patients often...

Fighting tooth stains is easier with help from our Placerville dentists.

Five Tips to Fight Tooth Stains

Keep a Good-Looking Smile! What does a bright white smile mean to you? For many, it signifies health, youth, and vitality. But what can you do to keep your smile bright even if your daily rituals include habits like drinking a cup of coffee or tea?...

Our Placerville dentists can help you understand your teeth.

From Enamel to Root

The Anatomy of a Tooth Explained Your teeth are amazing tools! They give you a great smile, help you to speak clearly and to chew and enjoy delicious food. Sometimes though, we take our teeth for granted or neglect them until we have a problem or...

The salivary glands, as seen under a microscope.

Drool and You

Saliva is an essential fluid for maintaining your oral health. What is it and how is it made? Saliva is secreted by the salivary glands (a microscopic view is shown) in your mouth and throat. The primary glands are called the parotid, submandibular, and sublingual...

A desire for inexpensive gold teeth often leads to the purchase of a "grill."

Are Grills Safe?

And We Don't Mean BBQs Believe it or not, there are dental fads and dental fashion. Some extreme and ill-advised dental fads include tooth piercing, tooth filing (to look like a vampire), and “fronts,” “grills” or “grilz.” A grill is a snap-on tooth cover made of...

When we say "hot pockets," we mean gum pockets. Protecting your gums is essential to good dental health, according to our Placerville dentist.

Avoiding Hot Pockets

But Not the Kind You Eat Did you know that almost 50% of adults over the age of thirty have a condition called chronic periodontitis? This is a dental illness that's more than just gum disease; it affects a person's entire mouth, including their jawbone. Chronic periodontitis causes...

Xerostomia is treatable with help from our Placerville dentists.

Mouth Drought

Does your mouth feel like the parched Sahara Desert? If so, you may be going through an oral drought called dry mouth. Scientifically known as ‘xerostomia’ (zeer-oh-stomia), dry mouth is a common condition caused by a decrease in saliva. It can affect our speech and...

Enjoy fall treats without the tricks by following the advice of the Placerville Dental Group.

A Placerville Fall

Enjoy the Seasons and Avoid Dental Disasters We know fall is here when our local Placerville roads become packed with day-trippers to Apple Hill. Visiting to enjoy everything apple-related and other delicious treats, they may find us right out there with them. It's still a bit...

Emergency dentistry is important if you need service right away in Placerville.

411 for Dental 911

What to Do In a Dental Emergency Recent years have seen a steady increase in emergency room visits for dental problems by people in rural areas. Reports state that most patients who go to the ER for dental emergencies come from poor and disadvantaged backgrounds and...