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During cold and flu season, germs are everywhere. It’s nearly impossible to avoid becoming ill at least once in awhile, but you can still do your best to avoid danger from ordinary household items. If not cared for properly, one of the worst culprits can...

How to Reduce the Risks In our last article, the Placerville Dental Group warned of the complications commonly caused by oral piercings. Nevertheless, many adults have such piercings. Just like smoking and other activities with risks, patients are best cared for when they are aware of...

“Body art” in the form of piercings continue to be popular. As oral piercings become more commonplace, complications from wearing them are more readily seen in dental practice. The Placerville Dental Group therefore wants to provide information for our patients and their families so they can...

Microbeads to Be Phased Out in 2017 In recent years, water and marine scientists have been warning consumers about plastic microbeads found in samples taken from the San Francisco Bay and other bodies of water worldwide. The source of these tiny microbeads comes from the drainpipes...

Have you ever had the unpleasant sensation that your mouth was on fire, even though you didn’t eat anything spicy? If you feel this way regularly and you’re not a spicy food eater, it’s possible you may have a condition called burning mouth syndrome. What is...

 We all know it’s important to brush twice a day to keep our teeth clean. Daily brushing, along with flossing, has benefits that go beyond fresh breath and a whiter smile. But what happens if you forget to brush before going to bed at night...

The Placerville Dental Group has a few tips to help our patients maintain their oral health indefinitely. Besides seeing us regularly for your oral exam and cleaning, as well as brushing and flossing, what else can you do to keep your mouth healthy? Break bad dental...

The Placerville Dental Group often discusses gum recession and how to avoid it. With gum recession, the gums pull away from the teeth and expose the roots. At this point, treatment is necessary to prevent serious dental complications, like tooth loss! In the past, this...

Dealing With Oral Lesions Our Placerville dentists do more than clean teeth! The Placerville Dental Group also helps patients when they develop mouth sores and other irritations that make eating, speaking or talking painful. Canker sores and other oral lesions usually go away on their own in...