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When you come into your Placerville dentist for a checkup they ask if you have any sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity is a common and annoying problem that can come and go over a period of time. However, it does not mean that it's okay to...

The answer to this question is important because once we understand what plaque and tartar are, it becomes clear why it's so important to take remove them from our teeth. First, we'll discuss plaque. Next we'll talk about one of its products — tartar. Plaque and...

What to do if you lose a crown and you're nowhere near a dentist? Should you use Super Glue or Krazy Glue to put it back? The quick answer is no. While these permanent glues can be used to suture up wounds in an outback...

Sugar-free Sweetener Prevents Cavities Our website has previously discussed the benefits of xylitol gum in preventing cavities. In this article, our Placerville dentists would like to explain why xylitol improves your oral health and introduce an additional source for purchasing xylitol-based products, like chewing gum. How Does...

The journal Pediatrics, in cooperation with the US Preventive Services Task Force, is issuing a new recommendation for children up to age five. To encourage collaboration between pediatricians and dentists, the American Dental Association has suggested that doctors regularly refer young patients at risk of...

Few children, if any, are able to find the inner drive and motivation to brush after every meal, avoid sugary and acidic foods, floss once a day and make regular visits to the dentist. Even more so than adults, most children need to be urged,...

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...

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...

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...

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...