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A filling is supposed to fill in your cavity and protect your tooth from further decay. In larger cavities, fillings can help reinforce the tooth structure and circumvent the need for a root canal. Most of us know that fillings need to be replaced at some point in time—but did you know that cavities can actually …

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Your smile can look healthy while still having weak tooth enamel. Your tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body and protects your teeth from decay and damage. Although weak enamel can sometimes result in tooth discoloration, this doesn’t always happen. Tooth enamel can be weakened through a variety …

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How long your dental fillings last depends on a variety of factors, but it’s important to know that no dental filling will last forever. Many people assume that once their tooth is filled, it’ll last for life, but this simply isn’t true. Your filling will need to be replaced at some point in your life. Here’s how …

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If you suffer from dry mouth, there are many things that could be causing it. Saliva is important for our teeth and gums: it helps to protect the teeth from harmful bacteria and keeps your smile healthy. Dry mouth can lead to enamel erosion, cavities, and may even be a contributing factor for gum disease. But what …

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Your child has the ability to grow into a healthy, confident adult. Did you know that children’s dental health plays a key role in their growth and development? Among other things, keeping your child’s smile healthy can result in positive self-esteem, making them proud to show their smile to the world. How else is …

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If you’re committed to brushing and flossing your teeth daily, congratulations! These oral care practices are instrumental in helping to keep tooth decay and gum disease away. Although an important part of any oral care routine, visiting your dentist is still a necessity. When you brush and floss regularly, why do …

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Although approximately 85% of people will need to have their wisdom teeth removed at some point, some people won’t have a problem with these third molars and will leave them in. Wisdom teeth erupt anywhere starting from age 17 to age 25, so as an adult, you’ll be responsible for getting your wisdom teeth …

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Your child’s primary teeth will begin to fall out anywhere from age six and on, when the adult teeth start pushing their way in. However, just because your child’s baby teeth fall out doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t be properly cared for. Primary teeth are essential to the healthy development of adult teeth, …

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Breathing through your mouth usually only happens at certain times: when you have a cold and can’t breathe through your nose, possibly during intensive exercise, and if you have a medical condition such as asthma. However, mouth breathing isn’t considered normal and it can even be harmful to your oral health. If …

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Our genes influence nearly everything about us, so it’s certainly true that aspects of our dental health would be linked to our parents and other family members. However, just how much of our oral health is the result of our genes and how much is influenced by our actions? The truth is that both play a role in how …

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