Oral Surgery

Sticking Around

Sticking Around with Primary Teeth

Are Baby Teeth Overstaying Their Welcome? Between the years of five and twelve, children periodically get excited — and perhaps a little anxious — over their baby teeth becoming loose and falling out. This is a natural process, allowing permanent teeth to come in. Yet, a...

Floating Teeth

Are your Teeth Floating?

Bacteria and plaque never cease to attack our teeth and gums. Without a daily oral hygiene routine, plaque and bacteria open the door for periodontal disease, tooth decay, and even bone loss. That’s right — you can even lose the bone in your jaw from...

Endodontist

Dentist and Endodontist

What’s the Difference? Recently, we discussed what separates a periodontist from a regular dentist. However, periodontists are far from the only specialists that the Placerville Dental Group keeps available for referrals. Continuing our series on dental specialties, this week we will discuss the benefits provided by...

Periodontist

Dentist and Periodontist

What’s the Difference? Our recent post on the differences between a dentist and an oral surgeon was no doubt enlightening, but it might also raise questions about different specialists you may meet or need at the Placerville Dental Group. So, for the next few weeks we...

Oral Surgeon

Dentist and Oral Surgeon

What’s the Difference? Your family doctor does a great job helping you cope with illness. They often know your health better than you do yourself. But you’d probably be apprehensive if they were about to remove your gall bladder, because that kind of surgery is a...

Dental Crown

Crowns in Placerville

Part of the Wonderful World of Dental Crowns When people hear the word “crown,” they think of anything from royal inaugurations to old nursery rhymes. When a dentist at the Placerville Dental Group thinks of a crown, they think about the best way to protect a...

Benefit of Routine Cleaning

An Unexpected Benefit

Routine Dental Cleaning Discovers Potentially Fatal Disease A proper routine in oral hygiene is vital! Brushing for two minutes, twice a day, supplemented with flossing and mouthwash, keeps your teeth strong and your mouth healthy by preventing cavities and gum disease. Another part of that routine...

Gum Recession

Does Gum Recession Affect You?

Don’t Play Around with Receding Gums Back when we were in elementary school, “recess” was a word we all appreciated! Now that we are older, it’s not such a nice word anymore — as in economic recession, hairline recession, and gum recession. For our dentists, gum...

Missing Tooth

When the Tooth Comes Out

Losing your teeth when you’re a kid is expected — your baby teeth are replaced by permanent teeth. But what if you lose one of your permanent teeth? Are you supposed to spit it out and forget it like some action hero, or proudly show...

Vitamin D For a Healthier Mouth

Many middle-aged to older Americans experience tooth loss. Many rightly want to replace those missing teeth with dental implants, but due to bone loss or a lack of bone density, they are not good candidates. Given these issues, it is important for our Placerville dental...