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ADA Surveys Unusual Flossing Methods

The Placerville Dentistry Group reminds patients daily that flossing maintains healthy gums. But when food gets stuck in your teeth, have you ever resorted to something other than dental floss, dental picks or interdental brushes? Alternate tools may offer a quick fix, but using them...

Treats don't have to ruin your teeth.

Don’t Let Tooth Decay Creep Up On You

October is over, but candy is still on the minds of many, including the dentists and hygienists at the Placerville Dental Group. Our Placerville dental professionals want you and your family to avoid the ghoulish results of tooth decay that haunt you long after October...

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Is Dental Sedation Safe for Children?

The Placerville Dental Group works with parents to make sure their children receive the best dental care because we understand safety is very important. This includes selecting the right dental sedation option when your child needs oral surgery. Dental sedation is safe and helps our...

A bowl of candy illustrates the essential question — do they harm the teeth?

Painful Teeth and Sour Candy

A reader of our website recently asked if eating sour candies can cause pain in the teeth. The answer is very simple — yes! Tooth sensitivity is a common side effect from eating these popular confections. In a previous article, we discussed how sour candies...

Treats don't have to ruin your teeth.

Practice the Daily 4

October presents the fourth annual National Dental Hygiene month campaign, brought to you by the ADHA (American Dental Hygiene Association). Since every October ends with a lot of candy eating, it’s the perfect time to discuss how our Placerville dentistry patients should maintain their oral...

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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,...

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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...