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Learn About Cavities and What Causes Them

We all have heard many times that we need to brush our teeth every morning and every night. Bacteria from any food residue is very good at multiplying inside your mouth during the night time, and needs to be brushed away in the morning. During the day, the food you...

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The Connection Between Diet and Oral Health

Maintaining a healthy, nutritious diet is paramount to good oral health. The foods we consume and how often we consume them can have a tremendous impact on the health of our teeth. This is especially true with foods that are highly acidic, which can soften and erode...

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The Effects of Smoking on Your Teeth

When compared to a non-smoker, the dental needs of a smoker is greater and more demanding. Not only does smoking increase your risk for gum disease, but it is also known as one of the leading causes of tooth loss. Other risks that smoking causes include: Development...

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Dental Emergencies and How to Avoid Them

Dental emergencies are a part of life, and knowing how to handle them is vital. Call your dentist immediately with details of your problem. Go to the emergency room if your dentist is unavailable.   Common Dental Emergencies Missing Tooth: Keep the socket moist....

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Benefits of Sealants

While brushing your teeth and flossing are certainly some of the best ways to keep cavities from forming, sometimes pesky little areas in the crevices of teeth can go untouched for months. This is particularly true of the molars, the teeth located farther back in the...

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Sensitive Teeth Often Leads to Far Worse

If your teeth are sensitive to cold or hot drinks, spicy foods, or things that are particularly acidic, then that is probably an indicator of something worse going on inside your mouth. Highly sensitive teeth can be indicators of everything from tooth decay and gum...

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Advice from Dr. Schau

A person's teeth can remain healthy throughout his or her entire life. While you would primarily maintain yours by using a soft toothbrush to brush your teeth two times per day, there are other strategies that help ensure tooth health such as flossing the gaps between...

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Understanding Pain and Problems in the Jaw

Disorders affecting the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can lead to jaw pain, reduced jaw mobility, or popping sensations when chewing or opening the mouth. Problems may result after injury or may be due to poor dental alignment or joint degradation. Behavioral and home...

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