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People need to have a tooth extracted for a variety of reasons. Whether your tooth decay has gotten to the point that an extraction is necessary, your wisdom teeth are impacted, or you have crowded teeth, sometimes extraction is the best option. Although a tooth extraction is generally a successful procedure, …

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You want to take the best possible care of your teeth for a lifetime of great oral health. Preventing tooth decay and gum disease should be on everyone’s priority list, which makes taking care of your teeth all the more important. But what does an effective daily oral health routine look like? Is brushing and …

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Gum disease, also referred to as periodontal disease, is a condition in which bacteria accumulate around the gumline and cause an ongoing infection. As a result of this, gum disease causes symptoms such as gum inflammation, chronic bad breath, or bleeding gums [1]. With an estimated half of American adults over …

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Getting a root canal allows you to save your natural tooth to avoid getting a replacement. Whether due to trauma or decay, a root canal procedure will be similar to getting a filling and you’ll need to follow your dentist’s instructions for caring for your tooth afterward. Eating the right foods can help …

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Gum tissue has an important role to play in the oral cavity. It helps anchor the ligaments that hold our teeth in place and keeps bacteria away from our tooth roots and bones, helping to prevent infection. However, gum tissue is not immune to problems, particularly disease and irritation that can make gum tissue …

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Having a healthy smile is about more than brushing and flossing. While taking care of your teeth certainly does involve brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist, what you eat can have just as much of an effect on your smile as how well you care for it. By checking your food’s nutrition label, you can make …

Which Dental Diseases May Be Hereditary?

Which Dental Diseases May Be Hereditary? Just as certain medical conditions can be hereditary, so can certain dental diseases. Each of us has a unique genetic makeup, and our genes in combination with our environment play a huge role in what constitutes our everyday health. When it comes to oral diseases, there …

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Flossing plays an instrumental role in removing plaque and food debris that gets stuck between your teeth that can contribute to cavities and gum disease [1]. Brushing simply can’t reach the tight spaces between teeth like floss can. It’s why the American Dental Association recommends flossing once per day for …

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If you’re frequently experiencing heartburn and indigestion, you could actually be suffering from acid reflux. Acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a condition in which acids used in the stomach to break down food leech into the esophagus. Acid reflux can cause painful and …

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A migraine is defined as a headache that happens often and can be intensely painful. People who experience migraines describe it as a throbbing pain and may be sensitive to light, sound, and smell while experiencing an episode. Dysfunction of your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a noted cause of headaches such as …

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