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Root resorption is a generally uncommon problem where your tooth’s structure is actually eaten away. Although resorption is a natural process that happened to all of us when we were kids (think about shedding your primary teeth and getting permanent teeth), root resorption shouldn’t occur in adult teeth. How does …

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While going to the dentist may seem like a routine task for many adults, for some, it’s an anxiety-inducing event that prevents them from getting the treatment they need. It’s estimated that up to 40 million Americans suffer from some form of dental anxiety or dental phobia. Fortunately, sedation dentistry is …

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Chewing gum has come a long way since it was first introduced. Most chewing gums now are made without sugar, the ingredient that caused dentists to caution their patients against participating in this popular practice! Although many people chew gum to help freshen their breath after a meal, this practice can have …

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Weak tooth enamel means that your enamel isn’t doing its job to protect your teeth from decay. Tooth enamel is the hard and shiny layer over your teeth that essentially protects our teeth from hot and cold temperatures, tooth decay, and more! You may experience more cavities than the normal person if you have weak …

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Adjusting to braces can be a challenge! The teeth are often sore in the days that follow the application of braces or an adjustment. It’s essential to properly care for your braces throughout your treatment—not just to protect your smile, but to receive a speedy treatment with minimal discomfort! So what foods …

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If your teeth have white spots on the surface of the enamel, you likely have a condition called enamel hypoplasia. Enamel hypoplasia appears as uneven whitening across your smile, but this color is generally noticeably different from the rest of your smile and many people feel self-conscious about it. Those white …

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Using mouthwash is a great addition to your oral care routine, especially in the morning when you’d like your breath to be its freshest! However, mouthwash falls short when it comes to replacing your regular brushing and flossing routine. Mouthwash has its benefits, but it should not be used in place of brushing …

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Cracking or chipping a tooth can be an alarming experience, and the appearance of your smile is usually instantly altered when this happens. After the initial fright of damaging your teeth, you might feel as though you can wait to seek treatment treatment of your cracked or chipped tooth. But this isn’t true! …

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Having sensitive teeth is never fun. Sensitive teeth can result from such dental health problems as gum disease, tooth decay, fractured teeth, and gum recession, which can expose sensitive nerves. Many of these problems can be avoided by getting regular checkups with your dentist, who can ensure that your teeth …

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Coffee is one of the most common beverages around the world, but it’s no secret that this wildly popular beverage is infamous for staining teeth! A group of molecules called polyphenols are responsible for this staining—they effectively get stuck on your porous enamel. While some people find that regular brushing …

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