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Oral thrush is a problem that commonly affects babies, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems. It is not unusual, however, for clients with healthy immune systems to also develop this infection. Accumulation of the fungus Candida albicans on your tongue or the lining...

Can our Placerville dentists really help end snoring and reduce sleep apnea symptoms? We can and it's easier than you think! When many people hear about sleep apnea, they immediately think of CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machines and sleeping with a mask the rest...

Take Care of It (and It will Take Care of You) Mouthguards are essential devices that protect your teeth and oral tissues during physical activity. When designed for use while you sleep, they help to stop snoring and prevent the damage caused by teeth grinding (bruxism). But...

A research study from Norway has confirmed a link between psoriasis and gum disease. The study found that people with psoriasis had an increased likelihood of also having periodontitis, a severe form of gum disease. Loss of the alveolar bone, the bone that forms the tooth...

The short answer to our title question is “Probably nothing good,” and the American Dental Association (ADA) agrees. Although the extremely rare person may not develop cavities from a failure to brush, they certainly will get gum disease. And gum disease eventually leads to tooth...

Your teeth have a lot to say, even if they don’t speak for themselves. Our Placerville dentists can tell a lot about your health and habits when we ask you to open wide. So what are your teeth saying? Age Teeth naturally show their wear with age,...

Avoiding a Scourge of Orthodontics The Placerville Dental Group believes it’s never too late to improve your oral health and develop a confident smile. Orthodontics are an important element when creating straight teeth for children and adults alike. Our Placerville family dentists are happy to help...

It’s a good idea to periodically do a dental self-assessment between visits to the Placerville Dental Group. Make sure your daily care routine is doing the job it’s supposed to do — keeping your mouth healthy and decay free. Healthy teeth have strong enamel and...

Blood Thinners Questions and Answers If you take prescription blood thinners and need dental treatment, the Placerville Dental Group knows you may have questions about what to expect at your dental appointment. We encourage all our patients to keep us up to date about medications and...