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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...

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...

Your teeth need a strong foundation, just like a house.

Keeping Your Gums Healthy!

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....

Fluoride is important for adults and children and its use is encourged by our Placerville dentists.

Does Stannous Fluoride Prevent Gum Disease?

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...

Full Mouth Restoration

Understanding Dental Health Connections

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,...

The Placerville Dental Group office.

Caring for Our Placerville Dental Patients

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...

Our Placerville dentists can answer your questions about braces and Invisalign.

Are You at Risk for Gum Disease?

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...

Minocycline and tetracycline have the potential to cause tooth stains that our Placerville dentists can repair.

The Pinhole Surgical Technique for Gum Recession

The Placerville Dental Group often discusses gum recession and how to avoid it. With gum recession, the gums pull away from the teeth and expose the roots. At this point, treatment is necessary to prevent serious dental complications, like tooth loss! In the past, this...

Pregnancy can lead to a greater risk of gum disease. Our Placerville dentists can help.

Dental Mama Drama

Hormones Affect Gum Health During Pregnancy Pregnancy does some unexpected things to women’s bodies, and while every woman and pregnancy is different, there are some common dental concerns. One of these pregnancy problems is an increased risk gum disease. While about 75% of Americans have some...

When we say "hot pockets," we mean gum pockets. Protecting your gums is essential to good dental health, according to our Placerville dentist.

Avoiding Hot Pockets

But Not the Kind You Eat Did you know that almost 50% of adults over the age of thirty have a condition called chronic periodontitis? This is a dental illness that's more than just gum disease; it affects a person's entire mouth, including their jawbone. Chronic periodontitis causes...