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What is Cracked Tooth Syndrome?

If you grind or clench your teeth, or have large fillings, your teeth may have very small cracks that are too tiny to show up on x-rays. This is called “cracked tooth syndrome.” How does this problem start and what are its symptoms? How Cracked Tooth...

Even when sick, you should take care of your teeth.

Take Care of Your Teeth When Sick

It’s that time of year when we hear reminders to get flu shots against the upcoming “flu season.” According to the Centers for Disease Control, the flu threat becomes greater as early as October and lasts until May. It’s recommended that everyone, young and old,...

All the symptoms of allergies have the potential to affect your oral health too.

Allergies and Dental Care

Sinus pain, sore throat, runny nose and dry mouth are some of the most common symptoms of allergies. Pollen, dust or other irritants can put the body’s immune system in a state of overactivity to protect you from these foreign particles. If you have allergies,...

Full Mouth Restoration

Understanding Dental Health Connections

Everyone is a unique individual with their own set of needs when it comes to staying healthy. Oral health is no different. While we all need to brush and floss daily, there can be many factors that influence our mouth from day to day. Diet,...

Pregnancy can lead to a greater risk of gum disease. Our Placerville dentists can help.

Breastfeeding and Cavities

Pediatricians recommend breastfeeding for at least six months and up to a year, if possible. Many mothers even choose to breastfeed their babies much longer. Breastfeeding is believed to improve the likelihood of proper jaw development, eliminating the need for wisdom teeth removal. Yet, can...

TMJ Pain

Help For TMJ Sufferers

Facial and neck pain, jaw clicks and clacks, soreness, tenderness and sensitivity in the jaw joints are all symptoms of a debilitating condition. While of all us have temporomandibular joints and jaw muscles, (otherwise known as the TMJ), some of us in Placerville suffer incredible...

Perio Protect

Defend Against Oral Bacteria

Use Perio Protect For a Healthy Mouth The bacterium that promotes oral decay eventually destroys teeth and causes gums to recede. Our Placerville dentist unfortunately sees this bacteria at work every single day. How can you take extra steps to stop the decay cycle and protect...

Caregivers can successfully manage an elderly person's dental health.

Dental Health Tips for Caregivers

A prior article discussed aging and why it is important to maintain dental health as we grow older. The issue is complicated when the oral hygiene must come from a caregiver, due to the elderly person's limitations. The Placerville Dental Group knows this isn’t easy,...

Older persons can keep all of their teeth, if they treat their mouth right!

Aging and Dental Health

Keep Your Teeth! Some people believe that part of aging is losing teeth, but this doesn't have to be true! Plenty of older adults keep their teeth their entire life! Teeth can last a lifetime, if they are taken care of well.As we age, it’s natural...

Our Placerville dentists can answer your questions about braces and Invisalign.

Do My Wisdom Teeth Need To Come Out?

“Do I really need to get my wisdom teeth removed?” The answer varies from patient to patient, but the short answer may surprise you. While many people are used to having their wisdom teeth removed as teenagers, even before they erupt, sometimes wisdom teeth do...