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When we say "hot pockets," we mean gum pockets. Protecting your gums is essential to good dental health, according to our Placerville dentist.

Summer Fun and Your Dental Health

Warmer weather means BBQ season and fun with family and friends. Getting outside and being more active is on many summer to-do lists. The Placerville Dental Group has a few tips to maintain your dental health through the summer and beyond. Healthy Summer Eating With all the...

Fluoride is important for adults and children and its use is encourged by our Placerville dentists.

Does Stannous Fluoride Prevent Gum Disease?

There are so many varieties of toothpastes it can be hard to choose which one is best for you. Whitening, fluoride, desensitizing, plaque and tartar control, and antibacterial, the combinations and brands available seem almost endless. So how do you make the best choice?First, start...

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Dental Decay and Risk of Stroke

May is American Stroke Month in the United States. It is noteworthy to mention that May is also High Blood Pressure Awareness Month. These significant health conditions often go together. Dr. Jeffrey Saver, quoted on the American Heart Association website says, “Learning how to spot...

Babies often chew objects in their environment when they are teething.

Debunking Two Big Teething Myths

A baby's first tooth is a momentous occasion and many parents can't wait to show off the photos of their little one's toothy grin. But with that pearly smile probably came some fussiness and a few sleepless nights too. The Placerville Dental Group answers teething...

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What Parents Should Know About Braces

Do you think your child needs braces or has your dentist told you your child would benefit from having them? Regular dental check ups from the Placerville Dental Group ensure your child maintains a healthy mouth and potential problems may be avoided with the use...

Diabetics — Don’t Avoid the Dentist!

Good Oral Health is Essential for Diabetics The Journal of the American Dental Association recently published a study revealing that people with diabetes visit the dentist less often than those without diabetes. The results of this research study is surprising to our Placerville dentists, because of...

Jewelry can be cleaned with an old toothbrush.

Uses for an Old Toothbrush

Reduce and Reuse Your toothbrush doesn't last forever, but it still has some life left even when you switch to a fresh one. Toothbrushes should be replaced as soon as they start to show wear or after about three months — whichever comes first. After the...

Opiates can be addictive.

New ADA Opioid Policy

Even though dentists account for only about 7% of all U.S. opioid prescriptions, the American Dental Association (ADA) is encouraging dentists to “eliminate opioids from your arsenal if at all possible.” The reasons for this include two things: the frightening opioid epidemic striking the country...

Mail order aligners are becoming more popular, but our Placerville dentists and professional organizations are warning of risks.

Are Mail Order Dental Aligners For You?

It's a given that everyone likes straight, white, healthy teeth. When it comes to straightening, the Placerville Dental Group uses the latest computerized technology from Invisalign to straighten your teeth with a well-researched, customized dental plan, designed to provide the best results. We have noticed...

Placerville dentists encourage the use of fluoride toothpaste, a historical improvement.

Sensitivity Toothpastes Show Minimal Effect

Preventive Value Debated by Researchers A recent study published in the journal Scientific Reports concluded that toothpaste for sensitive teeth does not actually prevent enamel erosion. And while some toothpastes made for sensitive teeth may erode the enamel less than others, all of the tested tooth...