Gum disease

Healthy teeth and great gums go hand in hand. Just as a house is only as strong as it's foundation, the same principle is true for your mouth. Healthy gums provide stability for the teeth and protect their foundation, the jawbone, against inflammation and decay....

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...

Regular preventive dental care is important for everyone, but studies have shown that men are more likely to neglect their health and ignore negative symptoms. While “If it isn't broke...

We all get surprised by bad breath sometimes, either our own or someone else's. Bad breath happens due to a number of factors, not just from eating garlic or drinking coffee. Dentists refer to the waste from bad breath bacteria as “volatile sulfur compounds” (VSC)...

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...

There are so many varieties of toothpastes it can be hard to choose which one is best for you. Whitening, fluoride, desensitizing, plaque and tartar control, and antibacterial, the combinations and brands available seem almost endless. So how do you make the best choice? First, start...

May is American Stroke Month in the United States. It is noteworthy to mention that May is also High Blood Pressure Awareness Month. These significant health conditions often go together. Dr. Jeffrey Saver, quoted on the American Heart Association website says, “Learning how to spot...

Good Oral Health is Essential for Diabetics The Journal of the American Dental Association recently published a study revealing that people with diabetes visit the dentist less often than those without diabetes. The results of this research study is surprising to our Placerville dentists, because of...

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...