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Tooth Decay: Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention

Tooth decay, or cavities, is among the most common oral health problems in the world. They are particularly common in small children and older adults, but anyone who has teeth is susceptible to getting cavities or battling tooth decay. Tooth decay is the destruction of the tooth structure. It can affect the enamel – the Read More…

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Pros and Cons of Dental Implants

Despite the advances in oral care and dental hygiene, aging is not the only reason for tooth loss.  In fact, 1 out of 4 adults lose all their permanent teeth by age 74. Tooth loss, dental decay, gum disease, accidents, and oral infections are all common dental problems that lead to getting a tooth removed. In Read More…

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What to Expect After a Tooth Extraction

A tooth extraction is sometimes necessary as a part of staying healthy. Keep your mouth healthy by visiting a dentist regularly. This helps prevent serious infections or conditions that affect your whole mouth and body. Reasons for Tooth Extraction In adulthood, there are reasons that they may need to be extracted, although our teeth are Read More…

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Things to Know Before Getting Dental Implants

Getting dental implants is a popular alternative to dentures that don’t fit well or if your natural tooth roots do not allow for bridgework or other repair options. Dental implants offer significant support for your teeth because during the process, the bone heals around the implant. However, this process can take many months for completion. Read More…

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Dealing with Tooth Pain at Home

Does your mouth ache? Do your teeth throb with pain? Toothaches occur when there is damage or irritation to the nerves inside a tooth. Once in a while, tooth pain is a result of trauma to the jaw or neck. If you have tooth pain, make an appointment with your dentist right away. It’s important Read More…

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5 Common Types of Dental Surgery

Many times, when a dentist mentions dental surgery it is met with widespread panic and fear from their patients.  The idea is that dental surgery is a painful and expensive procedure. However, what many patients don’t realize is that dental surgery is very common and includes procedures that address conditions that many people have and Read More…

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Mouth Infection Types and Symptoms

Properly caring your teeth and gums is important for your oral health and can help lower the risk of getting a mouth infection. Bacteria and viruses can cause infections in your mouth and while they can be common, it’s important to know the symptoms of a mouth infection to avoid any serious health conditions. Fortunately, Read More…

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The Importance of Toothpaste

As little as we think about it, toothpaste is a big part of our oral hygiene routine. And while everyone knows the importance of brushing twice a day, the importance of toothpaste is a little more unclear. Some people use a lot, some people just use water, and some people make their own teeth-cleaning solutions. Read More…

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Can Diet Affect Your Oral Health?

Your mouth is a complex organism. Everything that comes in contact with your teeth and gums can affect your oral health.  Your food and beverage choices, and the frequency at which you eat them, are important to preserving your overall health. A diet high in processed foods will have a negative affect on your oral Read More…

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