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It’s a general rule that you’re supposed to brush your teeth at least twice a day: once in the morning and once at night is standard, but some people brush more often than that, some less. It’s suggested that you brush your teeth two times a day by the American Dental Association, and it seems that most people …

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Periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease, is a serious problem that affects millions of people. Periodontal disease can be caused by poor oral hygiene, genetics, medical conditions or the use of some types of medications. Although gum disease is associated with poor oral hygiene habits, because it …

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If you wear dentures or are planning on getting them, you have probably heard about dental implants. You may also have heard many myths about surrounding dental implants, such as their extremely high cost, the length of time they take, or their inability to be effective. These claims are simply untrue, and dental …

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Teeth staining and darkening is an unavoidable fact of life. From the time we get our permanent teeth, foods and aging cause our teeth to yellow and lose their whiteness. Teeth whitening can brighten the teeth by removing stains, but all tooth stains and discolorations are not alike, and some are more difficult to …

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What causes dry mouth and how does it impact oral health? Dry mouth is beyond simply being thirsty occasionally—everyone gets thirsty, but not everyone suffers from chronic dry mouth. If you have dry mouth, your saliva glands do not produce fast enough or simply enough saliva to keep your mouth hydrated. Your …

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People who suffer from Sleep Apnea typically experience interrupted sleep episodes, which in-turn can lead to a general feeling of grogginess during the day. The cause of the interruption is inappropriate oxygen intake and is caused by obstructions to the airway—air that passes through the mouth and nose. There …

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Dentists perform oral cancer screening to find indications of cancer in the mouth at an early stage. Oral cancer or mouth cancer is defined as any cancer in or around the mouth, including the lips. Like all cancers, oral cancer is more likely to be cured if it is detected early. Oral cancer screening is a simple …

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Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, but it can still be damaged. When tooth enamel is worn down, cavities and eventually tooth decay can develop. Fluoride helps strengthen tooth enamel and fights cavities, but the foods we eat are a constant threat. The main culprit is acid, which can come …

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What Happens If You Don’t Replace A Missing Tooth? Patients who are missing teeth can have their self-confidence impacted by the thought that they no longer have a complete smile. It is common to feel irritated with the associated loss of function that they are experiencing when they try to eat crunchy or …

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