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A filling is supposed to fill in your cavity and protect your tooth from further decay. In larger cavities, fillings can help reinforce the tooth structure and circumvent the need for a root canal. Most of us know that fillings need to be replaced at some point in time—but did you know that cavities can actually …

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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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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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It’s understandable that you’d think about replacing amalgam tooth fillings, more commonly referred to as silver fillings. In the past, this was the only way to repair decayed teeth, although the solution was less than ideal due to the fact that they don’t bond with teeth or reinforce the existing tooth structure. …

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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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Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder consists of a series of disorders that affect the joint where your jaw attaches to your skull. These conditions are often painful, leading to jaw soreness, inability to open the mouth all the way, and muscle tension. Did you know that certain habits can aggravate your TMJ …

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We all know that sugar can lead to tooth decay as well as a variety of other health problems. But what about artificial sugars? Many people who can’t consume added sugar such as diabetics turn to artificial sweeteners as an alternative. Since there are many sugar-free options available, this may seem like the …

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Your child’s primary teeth are just as important as their adult teeth. Their baby teeth set the stage for the permanent teeth to come in properly. Plus, having your child take care of their teeth sets up future habits that will last for life. Brushing and flossing are great, but what about the foods your child …

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Pregnancy brings many changes in your body, including hormonal changes that could affect your smile. Although some women won’t experience dramatic changes to their oral cavity during pregnancy, others will see an increased risk of some common dental health concerns. Caring for your smile can protect you and your …

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Pain from sensitive teeth can range from mild to extreme. If you suffer from tooth sensitivity, you know what it’s like to cringe at the thought of foods that are too hot, too cold, or even too sweet or spicy! Unfortunately, tooth sensitivity is usually the result of enamel damage. When our tooth enamel is worn …

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