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The Placerville Dental Group provides help during dental emergencies.

What is Orofacial Pain?

Orofacial pain covers a number of different kinds of discomfort involving the head, face, jaw, neck and teeth. For example, misaligned or missing teeth cause the muscles around the mouth and jaw to work harder when chewing and swallowing. Clenching and grinding the teeth also...

Diving into pools must be done safely to prevent dental injuries.

Prevent Summer Dental Emergencies

With summer time there’s lots of bike riding, swimming and other activities that fill the long days before school starts again and fall brings fewer daylight hours. Summer days may be long on fun, but that extra time outdoors, engaging in sports or other activities,...

A baby chews a teething toy, a generally safe way to alleviate teething pain.

Prevent Early Childhood Caries

Many parents do not realize that even healthy food and drinks like milk, breast milk, formula and fruit juice have naturally occurring sugars that contribute to the tooth decay process. When children go to bed with a bottle containing milk or carry around a sippy...

Our Placerville dentists often get questions about dental matters. Here is the answer to a question about tooth piercing.

How Eating Disorders Affect Oral Health

The Placerville Dental Group believes that diet is important to having a healthy smile. That is why we encourage all our patients to eat a well-balanced diet for the best health and well-being. Sadly though, more than ten million Americans suffer from eating disorders like...

Summer time is a great time to schedule dental appointments for children.

Summer Is Smile Time

School is almost out for the summer. That's a reason to smile! What are a few other reasons why summer time is a good time to visit the Placerville Dental Group? More Appointment Opportunities With school out, there’s no worrying about squeezing in dental exams and cleanings...

Fighting tooth stains is easier with help from our Placerville dentists.

Clear Coffee to Keep Your Teeth White

Coffee can be clear now? Yes, and it is advertised as a way to keep your smile white. The manufacturer says on their website: “CLEAR COFFEE is the first colorless coffee drink in the World...

A baby chews a teething toy, a generally safe way to alleviate teething pain.

How to Treat Oral Thrush

Oral thrush is a problem that commonly affects babies, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems. It is not unusual, however, for clients with healthy immune systems to also develop this infection. Accumulation of the fungus Candida albicans on your tongue or the lining...

Stop snoring with dental devices from the Placerville Dental Group.

Treat Snoring Without CPAP

Can our Placerville dentists really help end snoring and reduce sleep apnea symptoms? We can and it's easier than you think! When many people hear about sleep apnea, they immediately think of CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machines and sleeping with a mask the rest...

A customized mouthguard protects your teeth from outside forces and nightime or daytime teeth grinding.

Caring for a Mouthguard

Take Care of It (and It will Take Care of You) Mouthguards are essential devices that protect your teeth and oral tissues during physical activity. When designed for use while you sleep, they help to stop snoring and prevent the damage caused by teeth grinding (bruxism). But...

If you have psoriasis, it's important to make regular visits to our Placerville dentists to fight gum disease.

Gum Disease and Psoriasis

A research study from Norway has confirmed a link between psoriasis and gum disease. The study found that people with psoriasis had an increased likelihood of also having periodontitis, a severe form of gum disease. Loss of the alveolar bone, the bone that forms the tooth...