periodontitis Tag

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....

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

Bad Breath and How to Beat It

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)...

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...

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

Great Gums

Healthy gums are crucial for dental health. So what do great gums look like? Here are some things to look for, suggested by the dentists at the Placerville Dental Group Identifying Healthy Gums Healthy gums are:Pink and firm; Wrapped tightly around teeth to protect their roots; ...

Cigarettes are implicated in the development of gum disease.

Periodontitis and Smoking

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...

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...