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Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that covers our teeth and, when we eat something, these bacteria release acids that attack the tooth enamel. When these attacks are repeated over time, the enamel will break down and this will eventually lead to cavities. When plaque is not removed through daily brushing and cleaning it...
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If you sometimes find the taste of something hot or cold painful on your teeth, you may suffer from sensitive teeth. Sensitive teeth is a common problem which may be caused by cavities and fractured teeth. But it can also be caused by worn tooth enamel, a cracked tooth, or an exposed tooth root. Tooth...
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Though many of us say we brush our teeth regularly, you get the best results by making sure you brush properly. Here are the steps you should follow: First, place the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your gums. Then, move the brush back and forth gently in short (tooth-wide) strokes. Brush the outer tooth...
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There are many myths and wives tails that people come to believe when it comes to the questions regarding our teeth. I hear them every day, so here is my attempt to clarify some of the most common dental myths: MYTH: Brushing my teeth several times a day harms the enamel. TRUTH: Usually, it is...
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Many people think that fluoride is only necessary for children’s developing teeth. But this is only partially true- Yes, children with developing teeth do benefit from topical fluoride treatments. The fluoride converts the mineral content in developing teeth to be more resistant to acid break down. But, exposure to fluoride can also reverse the development...
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