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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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Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissues that support your teeth. There is a very slight gap between the tooth and the gum. Periodontal diseases attack this gap and cause a breakdown in the attachment of the tooth and its supporting tissues. When the tissues are damaged, the gap develops into a pocket and,...
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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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Mouth sores can be very annoying and painful and can have many causes. The causes can range from infections – bacterial, viral or fungal – to a loose orthodontic wire or a denture that doesn’t fit or a sharp edge from a broken tooth or filling. But mouth sores may be symptoms of an underlying...
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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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From dentistrytoday.com: Dentists in southern India performed root canal surgery on a giant scale to rid a 27-year-old elephant of chronic tusk ache, officials said. A three-member team of dentists helped by a veterinary surgeon carried out the two-and-a-half-hour operation on the male pachyderm, which developed a cavity in one of its tusks, they said....
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Did you know thousands of dollars are lost each year because people fail to use thier dent insurance benefits? Dental insurance is a valuable asset that sometimes goes unused. Make sure you take advantage of your benefits! Many employers and other plan sponsors offer dental benefits for a variety of reasons, including promotion of oral...
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I found this on the Warlingham Green Dental Clinic Blog, and I think it makes a very clear point: Want to know how to save money at the dentist? – See a hygienist! It is as simple as that. Hygienists are super at detecting early dental problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. We...
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I have added links to my favorite dental websites to the right column of my blog. Dental Health Online, and Got Teeth?  Are two good patient resources for commonly asked questions, dental problems, and general oral health related issues. Dental iQ and the Inci-dental blog are geared more for the dental professionals, and contain good...
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