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Plaque is a substance that builds up on teeth without regular brushing. Plaque can form from an imbalance of good and bad bacteria in the mouth in which there are more bad bacteria. These bacteria can create an acidic pH in the mouth, cause plaque to form, and plaque can eventually turn into tartar if left alone. …

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Perhaps you’ve heard of non-surgical periodontal therapy, which is a method of removing bacteria, plaque, and tartar that have been prominent in causing periodontal disease (gum disease) in patients. This procedure appeals to patients because while it isn’t surgery, it can be effective in restoring the healthy …

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At first, this may seem like no contest, right? I mean, the nails always lose. That’s why people with a nail biting habit rarely have much nail material to bite. But in the long-term, your teeth won’t win this battle. While your nails will keep growing back, you only get one set of permanent teeth. Consider all of …

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Modern dentures are not like the ones your grandparents wore. Quality has improved greatly, and various options exist that make dentures a good choice for people of all ages with missing teeth. Who is a good candidate for dentures? What are the benefits of dentures? Read on to learn more about the dental device …

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First of all, if this is the first time you have heard of Invisalign, let’s begin by telling you what it is. Invisalign is a transparent oral device that is worn in the place of braces. You wear the invisible aligner both day and night (it’s okay because it’s clear), and only take it out to eat or drink (you can …

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If you suffer from a disorder of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), you know the pain that it can cause when you chew or even speak. What causes TMJ pain? What can a TMJ specialist do to help correct the problem? Keep reading to learn about the benefits of TMJ dentistry. What Causes TMJ Pain? There is no one …

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Oral cancer is a broad term that includes any type of cancer that afflicts the area. This would include cancer of the lips, tongue, throat, tonsils, and mouth. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, approximately 45,000 people were diagnosed with oral cancer in the US in 2015. What puts a person at risk for this …

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A crooked bite can be the source of a great deal of pain. What does TMJ stand for, and how can TMJ dentistry help relieve your pain? Read on to learn more. What Is TMJ? TMJ is short for temporomandibular joint. This is the joint that is used when we speak and chew. TMJ disorders are a broad range of conditions …

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Expectant mothers put a great deal of effort, and rightly so, into protecting and caring for the life growing within them. Taking care of oral health during pregnancy is particularly important for both mother and child. We are going to consider the effect that pregnancy hormones have on the gums, and then explain …

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These are two commonly confused dental treatments, and understandably so. Veneers and lumineers do have a few similarities, and are used for the same purpose. However, it is important to know the difference in order to make an informed decision about which one is better for your situation. We will consider the …

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