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Last summer, we discussed why root canal therapy is beneficial for patients who need it. The chief reason is that living with toothache pain is awful for the person suffering from it. Often, the only cure for this pain and suffering is a root canal....

Kissing and Oral Health Human lips are uniquely designed to kiss and we often kiss our loved ones without a second thought. The lips contain some of the most sensitive nerve endings in our bodies, triggering unique chemical responses when we kiss that special someone. When...

Wisdom teeth come in last, between 17-25 years of age. If there is enough space in the jaw for these third molars, you can make full use of them. On the other hand, they may be impacted, squeezed beneath the second molars, leading to pain...

Many denture patients wish they still had their natural teeth. Dentures represent a big improvement over diseased and painful teeth, and are better than no teeth at all, but there are limitations to what dentures can do when compared to real teeth. Many denture patients...

Why do our Placerville dentists perform an oral cancer screening at every routine dental exam? Because cancer screening is easy to do, painless and can save your life! With some simple steps and understanding about the risks for oral cancer, our Placerville Dental Group patients...

Braces aren’t just for children and teenagers anymore! The Placerville Dental Group says it’s never too late to improve your oral health and get the extra confidence that comes from having a bright smile made up of straight teeth. If you are interested in orthodontic...

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...