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Gum disease is all too common in adults. Approximately 50% of them have some form of this disease! Gum disease happens when bacteria and plaque aren’t routinely removed from the mouth. They then begin to irritate the teeth near the gumline and can create pockets of infection. Although rare for children to develop …

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Although it is possible to maintain good oral health in later life, you may face certain challenges that are commonly experienced by older people, such as a dry mouth, wear and tear of teeth from many years of chewing, root decay, and gum disease. It is important to try to maintain good oral health as you age, …

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Getting ready to take your little one to the dentist? The American Dental Association recommends that children have their first checkup around the time that their first tooth comes in. This not only helps get them used to the dentist early, but also ensures that they’re not experiencing childhood tooth decay. Is …

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Sports are a great way to get some physical activity in, learn a new skill, and develop a team attitude with peers. Popular among adults and kids alike, sports are enjoyed across the board. However, there are few sports that exist without the risk for injury. Even sports deemed to be relatively safe such as soccer …

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Years ago, there weren’t many options for toothpaste at the store. These days, it seems like there are too many options! From whitening toothpastes to formulas for sensitive teeth, it’s not always easy to know which ones are actually beneficial for your teeth. The good news is that as long as you’re brushing your …

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Impacted wisdom teeth happen when there’s no room for your wisdom teeth to emerge. Your third molars will try to erupt through your gumline, but due to an underlying problem, won’t be able to. What this means is that wisdom teeth get stuck either underneath the gumline or only partially erupt through the gumline. …

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Can Gum and Tooth Infections Go Away on Their Own? When your body has an infection, it tries to fight it off by raising your white blood cell count to stop the invading bacteria. Bacteria that cause an infection rarely go away on their own. Typically, an infection will get worse without medical intervention. The …

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Pain in the teeth or gums is usually caused by an abscess, a damaged tooth or a cavity. Although you can temporarily ease your pain with natural remedies, you’ll need to make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible to get the underlying cause of the pain treated. There are several things you can …

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Our teeth are white. Over time, of course, they can become stained by things such as the foods and drinks we enjoy. Your teeth shouldn’t look transparent, though—if your teeth have a translucent quality to them, you’re likely seeing a bigger problem. Translucent teeth can happen slowly over time for a variety of …

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