Tooth decay happens when acids and bacteria caused by plaque and the foods we eat attack our tooth enamel. Tooth enamel—the hard substance that makes our teeth shiny—is meant to protect our teeth, but it can be worn away over time due to damage. Once tooth enamel is gone,...
Gum disease is an oral health disease that affects the periodontal tissue in our mouths which cover and protect the roots of our teeth. Our gums also help to support our teeth and keep them healthy and strong. If left untreated, the gum disease will get worse. Caused by bacteria...
Dental fillings are restorations used to fill in the area where cavities have damaged teeth. Your dentist will remove the decayed tissue from the tooth and fill in the missing area with a restoration. Dentists have used fillings for more than a century to restore and protect teeth, although there’s...
The Tooth Fairy has been a tradition across cultures for generations. The American Tooth Fairy we know today is a story of a woman that comes to take lost baby teeth, which the kids place under their pillow for pickup. In the morning, kids find money, a toy, or...
It can feel easy to keep up with your oral care routine at home, but what about when you’re constantly on the move? Whether you’re traveling, working, or just busy getting from place to place, maintaining your oral health should always be a priority.
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a progressive oral health condition that can have serious consequences. Unfortunately, gum disease is a common problem that not only affects nearly half of Americans, but is the 11 th most prevalent disease in the world .
Straight teeth have big benefits for your smile. No only do correctly-positioned teeth enhance your appearance, but they also help prevent problems such as difficulty chewing, cleaning your teeth and gums, and even headaches from an uneven bite. If you weren’t able to get...
Is your child used to the dentist or do they dread getting their regular checkups and cleanings? Whether or not your child is accustomed to the dentist, it can be difficult getting kids to feel good about seeing an oral healthcare professional. However, seeing a dentist in their early years is...
Crooked teeth aren’t uncommon, and unfortunately, the appearance of our teeth can make us beam with confidence or hide our teeth when we smile. With millions of people in the United States wearing braces, getting treatment for crooked teeth is normal. But what exactly causes some teeth to come in crooked? You...
An uneven gumline can affect the appearance of the teeth even if the teeth themselves are straight and even. Having an irregular gumline can make some teeth look too small or too large depending on the person. Too much or too little gum tissue can cause the gums to appear uneven. Some...

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