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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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It’s understandable that you’d think about replacing amalgam tooth fillings, more commonly referred to as silver fillings. In the past, this was the only way to repair decayed teeth, although the solution was less than ideal due to the fact that they don’t bond with teeth or reinforce the existing tooth structure. …

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Pain from sensitive teeth can range from mild to extreme. If you suffer from tooth sensitivity, you know what it’s like to cringe at the thought of foods that are too hot, too cold, or even too sweet or spicy! Unfortunately, tooth sensitivity is usually the result of enamel damage. When our tooth enamel is worn …

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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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Tooth abscesses are painful infections that occur either in your tooth or around your tooth. Often, an abscess may result as an infection that’s begun in the tooth and then has spread to the areas surrounding the tooth. A tooth abscess could even be between your gum and your tooth, causing a pocket of infection to …

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When you get a cavity filled, you want to ensure that the best care is taken to protect your new filling as well as to help your mouth heal. Although many patients feel as though they can carry on with their normal routine after they leave their appointment for a dental filling, there are certain precautions …

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According to the CDC, tooth decay is the most common health condition affecting children. In fact, for 14 to 17-year-olds tooth decay is 400% more prevalent than asthma. About 1 in 4 children aged 6-11 suffers from tooth decay. That number jumps to nearly 3 in 5 for the 12-19 age group. Why is tooth decay such a …

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The short answer is no. Or at least, it is a very bad idea. On occasion, a dentist may tell you that a certain tooth needs to be “watched.” This usually means that a cavity is in its early stage and may not fully develop if the tooth is cared for properly. However, once the condition reaches the state of a cavity …

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