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Sinus pain, sore throat, runny nose and dry mouth are some of the most common symptoms of allergies. Pollen, dust or other irritants can put the body’s immune system in a state of overactivity to protect you from these foreign particles. If you have allergies,...

Everyone is a unique individual with their own set of needs when it comes to staying healthy. Oral health is no different. While we all need to brush and floss daily, there can be many factors that influence our mouth from day to day. Diet,...

Pediatricians recommend breastfeeding for at least six months and up to a year, if possible. Many mothers even choose to breastfeed their babies much longer. Breastfeeding is believed to improve the likelihood of proper jaw development, eliminating the need for wisdom teeth removal. Yet, can...

Facial and neck pain, jaw clicks and clacks, soreness, tenderness and sensitivity in the jaw joints are all symptoms of a debilitating condition. While of all us have temporomandibular joints and jaw muscles, (otherwise known as the TMJ), some of us in Placerville suffer incredible...

Use Perio Protect For a Healthy Mouth The bacterium that promotes oral decay eventually destroys teeth and causes gums to recede. Our Placerville dentist unfortunately sees this bacteria at work every single day. How can you take extra steps to stop the decay cycle and protect...

A prior article discussed aging and why it is important to maintain dental health as we grow older. The issue is complicated when the oral hygiene must come from a caregiver, due to the elderly person's limitations. The Placerville Dental Group knows this isn’t easy,...

Keep Your Teeth! Some people believe that part of aging is losing teeth, but this doesn't have to be true! Plenty of older adults keep their teeth their entire life! Teeth can last a lifetime, if they are taken care of well.As we age, it’s natural...

“Do I really need to get my wisdom teeth removed?” The answer varies from patient to patient, but the short answer may surprise you. While many people are used to having their wisdom teeth removed as teenagers, even before they erupt, sometimes wisdom teeth do...

We all know smoking harms our heart and lungs, but it adversely affects oral health too. A study published in the Journal of Periodontology found that smokers quadrupled their risk for periodontitis, or severe gum disease, versus those who had never smoked. The study also...