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A root canal is just another name for the nerve, or pulp, inside your tooth. The root canal procedure involves taking out the damaged or infected nerve and then sealing the tooth back up. The nerve of your tooth can get damaged or infected due to repeated dental procedures to the same tooth, trauma to the mouth …

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What does endodontic mean? The prefix “endo” means “inside”, and therefore endodontics refers to procedures that occur inside a tooth. This would include procedures that involve the root and pulp of the tooth. General dentists can perform most of these procedures themselves since it is a part of schooling to …

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Finding the perfect family dentist is no easy task. From trying to find someone who is relatively close in proximity while also someone who is relatable, clean, and professional—not to mention experienced—seems impossible. Considering the following items when looking for a dentist to suit all your needs will help …

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The enamel surface of our teeth is strong; in fact, it is the strongest substance in our bodies. Despite this fact, tooth decay is still a problem for many people as every time we eat, our tooth enamel is weakened. Although tooth enamel has the capability to rebuild itself, the typical American diet of sugar and …

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Dental veneers can be a great option for those who wish to improve their appearance by filling in gaps in their teeth. Commonly made of porcelain and sometimes less common, resin composite, dental veneers can help you create the smile of your dreams. What should you know about dental veneers before scheduling a …

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Dental implants can seem like something of a miracle if you’ve lost a tooth or several teeth, especially if they’re clearly visible. These replacement teeth look just like real teeth and are generally screwed into the jaw. You take care of them just like real teeth and your dentist can make them blend in …

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If you have tooth sensitivity, you know what a pain it can be. Some people just totally avoid overly sweet, spicy, hot, or cold foods just so they don’t have to deal with the pain. Or, they buy toothpastes designed for people with sensitive teeth. But avoidance and over the counter products don’t really get at the …

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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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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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