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Habits to Avoid

Subtle Habits to Avoid at Work

Habits are part of daily life. Everybody has at least one or two, even the dentists at the Placerville Dental Group. We attempt to build good ones and avoid bad ones. But sometimes a bad habit will creep in unnoticed. Many of these habits develop...

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...

A mouse trap uses a cigarette as bait to illustrate the dangers of smoking.

Helping Patients to Quit

Placerville Dental Group Encourages Stopping Smoking November 17th is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout, a day when people are encouraged to quit the tobacco habit. As the Cancer Society says on their website, “there’s no safe way to use tobacco.” As dentists and hygienists,...

Smoking has deleterious affects on the gums and other oral tissues.

How Smoking Affects Oral Health

Tobacco use may be one of the biggest risk factors in the development of periodontal disease.” — David A. Albert, D.D.S., M.P.H., associate professor at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, millions of Americans per...

E-cigarettes can contain harmful substances that damage oral tissues, like your gums.

NIH Investigates E-Cigarettes

The dental branch of the National Institutes of Health is sponsoring investigations into the consequences of smoking e-cigarettes. Many promoters of “vaping” — smoking the vapors produced by e-cigarettes — insist that their product is safer than regular cigarettes. As tobacco smoke is a mix...