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Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a devastating infection that is actually the leading cause of tooth loss for older adults. There are indeed different types of gum disease, all of which result from similar bacteria and all of which can severely damage your smile. The good news is that all forms of …

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With 2018 just around the corner, you’re likely thinking of some New Year’s resolutions you want to make. What better way to improve yourself than to improve your smile? A great smile isn’t just about looks, it’s also about health. A healthy smile tends to both look and feel great! With the New Year in mind, here …

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You know these foods—they wedge themselves between your teeth and stay there, waiting for you to floss them out. Besides removing plaque from the teeth, one of the best uses for floss is getting those annoying pieces of food out from odd places in your teeth. The following are some of the top foods that can make …

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We all know that cleaning our teeth is good for our oral health. Brushing and flossing have not only been proven to fight cavities, but gum disease as well. More research is showing a link between oral health and total wellness, prompting people to take their oral health more seriously as heart disease, cancer, …

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Overbites happen when the top row of your teeth essentially covers the lower row, especially in the front. These are caused by the unique size and shape of your jaw as well as your teeth, as having too little room for your teeth or too much could cause an overbite. It’s likely that your overbite is a combination …

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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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A periodontist is still a dentist, but these professionals have an additional three years of training to become specialists in all things related to your gums. This includes the prevention of gum disease, diagnosis of gum disease, and the treatment of gum disease. Sometimes, periodontists will even help patients …

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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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Halitosis, the technical term for bad breath, happens to all of us at times. That morning you were in such a hurry you forgot to brush, the time you ate garlic bread at the team lunch. It’s normal at times depending on your oral health habits. However, experiencing chronic bad breath is not normal. If you find …

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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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