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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...

Cigarettes are implicated in the development of gum disease.

Periodontitis and Smoking

We all know smoking harms our heart and lungs, but it adversely affects oral health too. A study published in the Journal of Periodontology found that smokers quadrupled their risk for periodontitis, or severe gum disease, versus those who had never smoked. The study also...

Our Placerville dentists help your children have healthy teeth.

Does Your Child Have Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea isn’t just a problem for adults, it also affects children. When a child has sleep apnea, it may be cause by a dental problem that our Placerville dentists are able to treat effectively. If your child has any of the following symptoms, you...

Tongue piercings may be marginally safer with plastic stud material.

Oral Piercings — Does the Material Matter?

The Placerville Dental Group has presented many articles on the subject of oral piercings and the likely side effects that we see from such jewelry in our dental practice. Oral piercing may continue to be popular with some of our clients, but chipped teeth and...

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Caring for Our Placerville Dental Patients

We all want to look and feel our best, especially when it comes to our appearance, but it can be a challenge sometimes. Working, taking care of children and the daily grind makes it hard for some to visit the dentist and maintain their dental...

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...