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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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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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If you’re missing one or more of your natural teeth and want to get dental implants, don’t let bone loss stop you. Thanks to technology, you have several options for getting dental implants even if you suffer from inadequate bone in your jaw. First, x-rays will be taken to see if your bone loss is significant …

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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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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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