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If you’ve been trying to conceive, you’re probably hyperaware of any signs your body might be giving you that you’re going to be a mom until you can take that pregnancy test! While most people keep an eye out for typical pregnancy symptoms such as fatigue or a missed period, your teeth and gums might be more …

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The crown is the part of your tooth that’s visible above the gumline. Normally, the gums protect your tooth roots beneath this tissue and only expose parts of the teeth that are necessary. However, for some patients or some procedures, a dental crown lengthening is needed. Dental crown lengthening is a process …

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Gum grafting is the process of taking gum tissue from another area in the mouth and attaching it to places where gum tissue is lacking, such as in areas where gum recession has occurred. Since gum recession is a symptom of gum disease, if left untreated, it can progress to expose the tooth roots and cause severe …

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Although the link between cigarettes and diseases such as cancer was long suspected, it wasn’t until the mid 1960s that warnings were finally issued and the public became aware of the dangerous effects of cigarette smoke. Cigarette smokers are more prone to many different illnesses. In addition to increasing your …

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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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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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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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Bruxism, better known as teeth grinding, is one of the most damaging things you can do to your smile. Although grinding your teeth here and there might not seem like a big deal, the cumulative effects of this condition can cause serious damage to your oral health. How exactly does teeth grinding impact your oral …

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