Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental Fillings

Don’t Fear Fillings

For more than a century, millions of individuals have used amalgam fillings to protect themselves from tooth decay. Amalgam silver is a tough, rigid, long-lasting material that dentists use to fill cavities. Usually, amalgam includes mercury, silver, tin and copper. However, with recent news about...

Dental Implants and Travel

Dental Implants and Travel

When you take an airline flight, you go through a security checkpoint. Along with frowning agents, x-ray machines, and waiting lines comparable to the DMV, one inevitable part of this procedure is the intimidating rectangle everyone walks through — the metal detector.The closer you get,...

Sparkling Water

Sparkling Water and Your Teeth

Earlier, we posted an article about drinks that could cause your teeth to yellow, discussing how certain stained beverages affect the color of your teeth. Some of our Placerville dental patients have also asked about sparkling water. Most types of sparkling water have no sugar,...

Drinking Your Teeth Yellow

Drinking Your Teeth Yellow

Tooth whitening procedures are popular today, especially among those who just can’t seem to get that yellow to disappear. Surprisingly, nearly all the drinks we regularly enjoy already contain components that cause our teeth to stain. What are those components?Acids soften tooth enamel, allowing...

Plaque and tartar can be controlled by combining home care with cleanings from our Placerville dentists.

Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry

When you think of the term “cosmetic dentistry,” affordability doesn't usually come to mind. Many think cosmetic dentistry is for the rich and famous, and in some extreme cases this is true. But there are also surprisingly affordable treatments to create the smile you've always...

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...

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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...

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...

Cold sores are effectively treated by lasers in our Placerville dental practice.

Effective Cold Sore Treatment

If you've ever experienced a cold sore, than you know the feeling of dread that occurs when you see or feel that little sore spot starting. Painful and annoying, they are an unwelcome side effect of a viral infection. Fortunately, the Placerville Dental Group offers...

Emergency dentistry is important if you need service right away in Placerville.

The Best Way to Prevent Gum Recession

When you look good, you feel good and a confident smile is part of that. Healthy teeth come in a variety of shades of white and yellow, but should always be supported by firm, pink gums that do not bleed. Preventing gum disease, and the...