Gum disease

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...

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,...

Use Perio Protect For a Healthy Mouth The bacterium that promotes oral decay eventually destroys teeth and causes gums to recede. Our Placerville dentist unfortunately sees this bacteria at work every single day. How can you take extra steps to stop the decay cycle and protect...

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...

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 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...

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...

Avoiding a Scourge of Orthodontics The Placerville Dental Group believes it’s never too late to improve your oral health and develop a confident smile. Orthodontics are an important element when creating straight teeth for children and adults alike. Our Placerville family dentists are happy to help...

It’s a good idea to periodically do a dental self-assessment between visits to the Placerville Dental Group. Make sure your daily care routine is doing the job it’s supposed to do — keeping your mouth healthy and decay free. Healthy teeth have strong enamel and...