side effects Tag

Plaque vs Tartar

Plaque and Tartar: What’s the Difference?

Do They Really Matter? When discussing the subject of preventive maintenance for your mouth, two words rise above most others: plaque and tartar. Both can damage your teeth, even to the point where they end up falling out! But what are these substances? How can we...

Fingernails and Oral Health

Fingernails and Oral Health

When storytellers want to depict nervousness or intensity, one of the classic options is a person biting their nails. When many of us are stressed, anxious, or bored, we look for ways to alleviate those feelings. Some people turn to biting their nails. We know...

Babies often chew objects in their environment when they are teething.

Debunking Two Big Teething Myths

A baby's first tooth is a momentous occasion and many parents can't wait to show off the photos of their little one's toothy grin. But with that pearly smile probably came some fussiness and a few sleepless nights too. The Placerville Dental Group answers teething...

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,...

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...

Tongue piercings may be marginally safer with plastic stud material.

Oral Piercings — Does the Material Matter?

The Placerville Dental Group has presented many articles on the subject of oral piercings and the likely side effects that we see from such jewelry in our dental practice. Oral piercing may continue to be popular with some of our clients, but chipped teeth and...

Our Placerville dentists often get questions about dental matters. Here is the answer to a question about tooth piercing.

How Eating Disorders Affect Oral Health

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...

Lip piercings have known dental consequences that our Placerville dentists suggest you avoid.

Oral Piercing — To Do or Not To Do?

“Body art” in the form of piercings continue to be popular. As oral piercings become more commonplace, complications from wearing them are more readily seen in dental practice. The Placerville Dental Group therefore wants to provide information for our patients and their families so they can...

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

Avoiding Antibiotic Tooth Stains

Tetracycline is a broad form of antibiotic, used to treat a wide variety of infections. Unfortunately, one of tetracycline's potential side effects is to stain teeth. Even if you are prescribed this antibiotic, it is possible to avoid tooth stains, as our Placerville dentists will...

Our Placerville dentists often get questions about dental matters. Here is the answer to a question about tooth piercing.

Should I Pierce My Tooth?

If someone offers to pierce your tooth, please save yourself an expensive dental procedure and say “No!” While lip and tongue piercings certainly have side effects and are potentially hazardous to your dental health, if you avoid any permanent damage and remove the piercings, your...