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Tooth decay affects the vast majority of Americans, but that doesn’t mean this condition is normal. Your teeth are strong and are meant to last a lifetime, so taking care of them is of the utmost importance. Cavities that result from tooth decay don’t form overnight. There are stages of cavity formation that …

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Your diet influences your oral health more than you think. Research has shown that people—children in particular—are prone to cavities as a result of a diet low in nutrients. What does this mean, exactly? This means that eating whole foods that are rich in nutrients may be able to prevent tooth decay and gum …

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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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Tooth enamel is the substance that protects the softer tissues of our teeth from decay, infection, staining, and more. Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be damaged. In fact, tooth enamel is porous, which means it can be affected by the things that we eat or …

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With summer approaching so fast, one of the last things you’re probably thinking about is your smile. People tend to be so busy making their summer plans and arranging care and activities for the children that they forget how important oral care is, even during the summer vacation. Below are some of the best tips …

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Before sugarless gum came along, gum was placed in a category like many other sweets—one that was considered bad for your teeth! These days, there are many sugar-free options available of your favorite treats, including chewing gum. Did you know that gum actually has some pretty impressive benefits for your smile? …

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Tooth abscesses are painful infections that occur either in your tooth or around your tooth. Often, an abscess may result as an infection that’s begun in the tooth and then has spread to the areas surrounding the tooth. A tooth abscess could even be between your gum and your tooth, causing a pocket of infection to …

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Laser dentistry is revolutionizing the way people think about receiving dental work. Many patients with dental anxiety have experienced pain or injury from past procedures. Fortunately, laser dentistry is ideal for patients who are afraid of getting treatment that involves a drill. Laser dentistry uses an …

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It’s normal for people to experience bad breath, especially in the morning or if you’ve forgone brushing and flossing. However, if you have bad breath that persists even after cleaning your mouth, you could be experiencing chronic halitosis. Halitosis is the technical name for bad breath. Chronic bad breath could …

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Tooth pain can range from mild to severe, but it should always be evaluated by a dentist. Whether you have an occasional toothache or steady, increasing pain, it’s always a good idea to contact your dentist to treat the problem. Although some patients don’t consider toothaches to be emergencies, sometimes they …

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