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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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Losing a filling is an alarming feeling—when the filling is lost, it’s loose in your mouth and now your damaged tooth is exposed! While it’s important that you get your tooth repaired as soon as possible, here are a few things you can do in the meantime until that dentist appointment comes. The first is to get the …

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Nearly half of the American population has some form of gum disease. From the beginning stages of gingivitis to the more advanced periodontal disease, gum disease damages your teeth as well as your gums. A gum infection could point to the fact that you have gum disease. What are the signs of a gum infection and …

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Dental implants are replacements for missing teeth that incorporate a small screw into your jaw with a crown fixed onto the end. Dental implants are rapidly becoming known as the most effective replacement for your natural teeth due to their strength, durability, and beauty. If you’re considering dental implants …

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If you have a great smile, chances are you don’t think about it much. However, having an imperfect smile can cause a great deal of stress and anxiety. People often feel the need to hide their smiles when missing teeth, stains, or crooked teeth are apparent. Research has shown time and again that having a beautiful …

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If you have acid reflux disease, medically known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), you could be receiving some serious damage to your teeth and not realize it. In patients with GERD, acid and undigested food can come up the esophagus when it’s not supposed to. This leads to symptoms of heartburn, but it …

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Taking care of your baby’s mouth both before and after they get their teeth is so important. By the time your baby is a year old, he or she should have some teeth and will need to see the dentist for their first checkup! Cleaning your baby’s mouth can help remove bacteria and keep their oral cavity clean. Through …

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Many people remember mouthguards as those bulky, uncomfortable things that they had to wear during childhood sports. Buying mouthguards at the store is easy and can be relatively inexpensive, but they’re often the wrong fit for our individual mouths. This not only makes store-bought mouthguards uncomfortable—they …

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Occlusion is a term that refers to the way your teeth fit together. In a normal mouth, the upper teeth are marginally over the lower teeth, and the teeth fit nicely together without any problems or pain. However, malocclusions of the teeth refer to misalignments that can have lasting effects on your smile. These …

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When you’re missing teeth, you have options to help restore your smile. Your dentist may tell you that you have the choice between a dental implant or a dental bridge—both of which can help restore functionality and the appearance of your teeth. However, how can you know which one is best? Whether you choose a …

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