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People in general don’t get as many cavities as they once did, thanks to fluoride toothpaste and mouth rinses. Good oral hygiene practices can reduce the likelihood of cavities, but cavities can still happen to anyone, at any age; even baby teeth can get cavities. Cavities are caused by decay and can get worse if …

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Flossing is incredibly important to the removal of food and debris located in the teeth. Without regular flossing, it is extremely likely for a person to generate gingivitis and the bleeding of the gums. In addition to brushing, it’s very important to make flossing a priority to keep a healthy, happy smile. …

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There may not be many people who actually enjoy going to the dentist, but for some people, fear of the dentist is so bad that they are not able to get through a dental appointment without a serious level of emotional anxiety that becomes a problem in itself. People like this may fear the pain of dental procedures, …

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When you realize you need implant dentistry, you encounter many claims of dentists who are “tops” or “the best” or even the “clear choice” for implant dentistry. Friends and family or newspapers, radio or internet ads don’t really explain how dentists earn that status. Yet, there are discreet things to look for …

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When you have a toothache, it is an indication that something is wrong with your teeth or their roots, and you should see a dentist to determine the cause. There may be some cases in which pain in your teeth or gums is coming from another source, but if a toothache is persistent or comes back, you should see a …

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Replacement options for teeth are more numerous today than ever. People who are edentulous, which means they have lost all of their teeth, at one time had only one option: removable dentures. Today, implants are available as a permanent tooth replacement option, but full implants are costly and cannot work for all …

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What is a dental bone graft and why would anyone need one? Bones in our jaws are essential to our teeth. Teeth are supported by bones, and at the same time, the bones that support teeth need the teeth to survive. When teeth fall out or are pulled, the bone that was supporting them begins to deteriorate. If you …

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When you haven’t been to see a dentist for awhile, there’s a good chance it’s because you are one of the many people who doesn’t like going to the dentist. The good news is that as time passes, dentistry becomes more advanced, and the advancement often means going to the dentist is easier, less stressful and more …

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