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Gum Recession

Does Gum Recession Affect You?

Don’t Play Around with Receding Gums Back when we were in elementary school, “recess” was a word we all appreciated! Now that we are older, it’s not such a nice word anymore — as in economic recession, hairline recession, and gum recession. For our dentists, gum...

Don't Fear the Dentist

Make the Most of Your Dental Visits

Don't Let Fear Keep You Away! Ever since moving pictures became popular, dental visits have been a common target for comics and screenwriters. Dental scenes have even been in scary movies (lookup Dustin Hoffman in Marathon Man for an example). Over time, influences like this have...

Dental Fillings

Don’t Fear Fillings

For more than a century, millions of individuals have used amalgam fillings to protect themselves from tooth decay. Amalgam silver is a tough, rigid, long-lasting material that dentists use to fill cavities. Usually, amalgam includes mercury, silver, tin and copper. However, with recent news about...

Dental Implants and Travel

Dental Implants and Travel

When you take an airline flight, you go through a security checkpoint. Along with frowning agents, x-ray machines, and waiting lines comparable to the DMV, one inevitable part of this procedure is the intimidating rectangle everyone walks through — the metal detector.The closer you get,...

Vitamins and Oral Health

Vitamins and Oral Health

One of the best things you can do for your body is feed it a healthy diet. Thus it stands to reason that one of the best things you can do for your oral health is eat well. Even so, teeth and gums benefit from...

Habits to Avoid

Subtle Habits to Avoid at Work

Habits are part of daily life. Everybody has at least one or two, even the dentists at the Placerville Dental Group. We attempt to build good ones and avoid bad ones. But sometimes a bad habit will creep in unnoticed. Many of these habits develop...

Sparkling Water

Sparkling Water and Your Teeth

Earlier, we posted an article about drinks that could cause your teeth to yellow, discussing how certain stained beverages affect the color of your teeth. Some of our Placerville dental patients have also asked about sparkling water. Most types of sparkling water have no sugar,...

Impact of Dental X-rays

The Impact of Dental X-rays

Since the 1950’s, movies and comic books have thrilled us with imagined side effects from radiation exposure. As a result, many kids are really excited when it comes time to get dental x-rays, in the hopes of gaining super powers. Meanwhile, their parents start anxiously...

Water Flosser

Should You Cut the Strings?

Are Water Flossers Effective? Flossing is important to your oral health. However, some people skip this step, or don’t give it the same priority as brushing. Many individuals would prefer some alternative to putting string between their teeth. Thankfully, the Placerville Dental Group is familiar with...

Drinking Your Teeth Yellow

Drinking Your Teeth Yellow

Tooth whitening procedures are popular today, especially among those who just can’t seem to get that yellow to disappear. Surprisingly, nearly all the drinks we regularly enjoy already contain components that cause our teeth to stain. What are those components?Acids soften tooth enamel, allowing...