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A periodontist is still a dentist, but these professionals have an additional three years of training to become specialists in all things related to your gums. This includes the prevention of gum disease, diagnosis of gum disease, and the treatment of gum disease. Sometimes, periodontists will even help patients …

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If you’re missing one or more of your natural teeth and want to get dental implants, don’t let bone loss stop you. Thanks to technology, you have several options for getting dental implants even if you suffer from inadequate bone in your jaw. First, x-rays will be taken to see if your bone loss is significant …

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If you need to get your wisdom teeth out, don’t fret about this procedure. It’s a very common practice that’s done for people whose wisdom teeth are causing problems or will cause them problems in the future. Whether you have all four of your wisdom teeth or just a couple, you might be wondering—just how long will …

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It’s understandable that you’d think about replacing amalgam tooth fillings, more commonly referred to as silver fillings. In the past, this was the only way to repair decayed teeth, although the solution was less than ideal due to the fact that they don’t bond with teeth or reinforce the existing tooth structure. …

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Your child has the ability to grow into a healthy, confident adult. Did you know that children’s dental health plays a key role in their growth and development? Among other things, keeping your child’s smile healthy can result in positive self-esteem, making them proud to show their smile to the world. How else is …

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If you’re committed to brushing and flossing your teeth daily, congratulations! These oral care practices are instrumental in helping to keep tooth decay and gum disease away. Although an important part of any oral care routine, visiting your dentist is still a necessity. When you brush and floss regularly, why do …

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Although approximately 85% of people will need to have their wisdom teeth removed at some point, some people won’t have a problem with these third molars and will leave them in. Wisdom teeth erupt anywhere starting from age 17 to age 25, so as an adult, you’ll be responsible for getting your wisdom teeth …

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Your child’s primary teeth will begin to fall out anywhere from age six and on, when the adult teeth start pushing their way in. However, just because your child’s baby teeth fall out doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t be properly cared for. Primary teeth are essential to the healthy development of adult teeth, …

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Breathing through your mouth usually only happens at certain times: when you have a cold and can’t breathe through your nose, possibly during intensive exercise, and if you have a medical condition such as asthma. However, mouth breathing isn’t considered normal and it can even be harmful to your oral health. If …

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Our genes influence nearly everything about us, so it’s certainly true that aspects of our dental health would be linked to our parents and other family members. However, just how much of our oral health is the result of our genes and how much is influenced by our actions? The truth is that both play a role in how …

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