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Pills are just one potential solution for acid reflux. Finding a resolution is a goal of our Placerville dentists.

Acid Reflux and Dental Health

Dealing with the Burning Sensation Acid reflux is a condition that can make your life pretty unbearable. Gastroesophageal acid reflux disease (or GERD), is more than just a bothersome case of occasional heartburn. And if you’ve seen all the commercials about it, you know acid reflux...

A row of dental chairs from our sister dental office in Sacramento.

How Do You Describe the Dental Chair?

To be frank, some people call the dental chair “torture.” Of course, any of our Placerville dentists would not agree, but we realize that many people have very real fears of dental instruments, sounds, smells and noises. They don't like the feelings created by the...

E-cigarettes can contain harmful substances that damage oral tissues, like your gums.

NIH Investigates E-Cigarettes

The dental branch of the National Institutes of Health is sponsoring investigations into the consequences of smoking e-cigarettes. Many promoters of “vaping” — smoking the vapors produced by e-cigarettes — insist that their product is safer than regular cigarettes. As tobacco smoke is a mix...

Our Placerville dentists can help you stay out of the emergency room for dental problems.

How to Save Money

And Avoid the Emergency RoomPrevention is priceless.” — Dr. Ruchi Sahota, California dentist and ADA adviserEvery fifteen seconds, someone in the United States visits a hospital emergency room for a problem with their teeth. In some cases, dental care has been so long delayed that...

Lemon and lime contains citric acid.

Citric Acid Has Your Teeth in the Crosshairs

When you think of citric acid and your teeth, what’s the first image to come to mind? Sucking on a lemon or lime wedge? Lemonade? Mountain Dew? Those are all very potent sources of citric acid, but the list also includes many staples of the...

Hops may have a beneficial effect on your oral health.

Hops and Your Teeth

When we talk about hops, we're not writing about the behavior of rabbits and kangaroos or the ability of an athlete to jump. For this article, the Placerville Dental Group is talking about the flavoring substance used in beer. It turns out that some of...

Fluoride in water is beneficial for preventing tooth decay.

New Fluoride Recommendation

The United States Department of Health and Human Services announced recently that the Public Health Service is adjusting its recommendation for municipal water fluoridation to .7 milligrams per liter of water. This simpler standard continues to limit cosmetic fluorosis (areas of enamel that are slightly...

A lone toothbrush is safe from contamination.

How To Store Your Toothbrush

Toothbrush Storage 1.0 If you do everything you can to keep your teeth and gums healthy, then you are visiting one of our Placerville dentists at least two times per year for cleanings, you are flossing once a day and brushing at least twice a day....

Losing a tooth is not inevitable. The Placerville Dental Group can help.

Eight Ways to Lose Your Teeth

Losing a tooth is a bad idea. Losing multiple teeth is even worse. Besides affecting your ability to chew and speak, your teeth preserve your appearance. Although dental implants are state-of-the-art replacements for missing teeth, nothing works as well as the originals. So here are...

Our Placerville dentists often get questions about dental matters. Here is the answer to a question about tooth piercing.

Should I Pierce My Tooth?

If someone offers to pierce your tooth, please save yourself an expensive dental procedure and say “No!” While lip and tongue piercings certainly have side effects and are potentially hazardous to your dental health, if you avoid any permanent damage and remove the piercings, your...