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Keep a Good-Looking Smile! What does a bright white smile mean to you? For many, it signifies health, youth, and vitality. But what can you do to keep your smile bright even if your daily rituals include habits like drinking a cup of coffee or tea?...

The Anatomy of a Tooth Explained Your teeth are amazing tools! They give you a great smile, help you to speak clearly and to chew and enjoy delicious food. Sometimes though, we take our teeth for granted or neglect them until we have a problem or...

Saliva is an essential fluid for maintaining your oral health. What is it and how is it made? Saliva is secreted by the salivary glands (a microscopic view is shown) in your mouth and throat. The primary glands are called the parotid, submandibular, and sublingual...

And We Don't Mean BBQs Believe it or not, there are dental fads and dental fashion. Some extreme and ill-advised dental fads include tooth piercing, tooth filing (to look like a vampire), and “fronts,” “grills” or “grilz.” A grill is a snap-on tooth cover made of...

But Not the Kind You Eat Did you know that almost 50% of adults over the age of thirty have a condition called chronic periodontitis? This is a dental illness that's more than just gum disease; it affects a person's entire mouth, including their jawbone. Chronic periodontitis causes...

Does your mouth feel like the parched Sahara Desert? If so, you may be going through an oral drought called dry mouth. Scientifically known as ‘xerostomia’ (zeer-oh-stomia), dry mouth is a common condition caused by a decrease in saliva. It can affect our speech and...

Enjoy the Seasons and Avoid Dental Disasters We know fall is here when our local Placerville roads become packed with day-trippers to Apple Hill. Visiting to enjoy everything apple-related and other delicious treats, they may find us right out there with them. It's still a bit...

What to Do In a Dental Emergency Recent years have seen a steady increase in emergency room visits for dental problems by people in rural areas. Reports state that most patients who go to the ER for dental emergencies come from poor and disadvantaged backgrounds and...

Don't forget October 9th is Fall Invisalign Day at the Placerville Dentistry Group! Now is the perfect time to give you or your loved ones the smile they've always wanted at the best prices of the year! Keep in mind that unused flexible spending account...