cavities Tag

Mouthguards and Cavities

Mouthguards and Cavities

When playing sports, sleeping, or straightening your teeth, mouthguards perform an invaluable task of supporting and protecting your teeth. Sporting mouthguards offer protection during physical activities. Bite guards protect your teeth from grinding or clenching while you sleep. Invisalign trays redirect your teeth into a...

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...

Protecting Oral Health

Are You at High Risk for Cavities?

Over 60% of children and adults in the United States deal with tooth decay and gum disease, and some individuals are more susceptible than others. So, how can you calculate your risk level? The Placerville Dental Group can help you determine that risk based on...

Emergency Dental Care

Dental Decay and Risk of Stroke

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...

Tooth sensitivity can affect anyone temporarily. Permanent sensitivity requires treatment!

What to Know About Toothache

Toothache pain may come on suddenly and is difficult to treat without professional dental care. In fact, toothache is one of the most common reasons for emergency room visits, especially from the rural areas of Placer County. Cavities are the usual culprit of tooth pain...

A child will generally pull their teeth on their own.

Love Your Mouth

People like results. For many, faster is better. Therefore, if your teeth and gums aren't in their best condition, what can you do to experience a healthier, good-looking, pain-free mouth quickly? Brush and Floss Daily Do your gums bleed when you brush? If so, this is a...

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...

Toothache needs a cure from our Placerville dentists.

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...

A baby chews a teething toy, a generally safe way to alleviate teething pain.

Prevent Early Childhood Caries

Many parents do not realize that even healthy food and drinks like milk, breast milk, formula and fruit juice have naturally occurring sugars that contribute to the tooth decay process. When children go to bed with a bottle containing milk or carry around a sippy...

Our Placerville dentists encourage parents to help and monitor their children's oral hygiene routine.

What Happens If You Don’t Brush Your Teeth?

The short answer to our title question is “Probably nothing good,” and the American Dental Association (ADA) agrees. Although the extremely rare person may not develop cavities from a failure to brush, they certainly will get gum disease. And gum disease eventually leads to tooth...