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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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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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In a recent continuing education lecture I attended, it was proposed and investigated in an article by Mark Donaldson PharmD, FASHP and Jason Goodchild DMD that a combination of over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications was more effective in mild to moderate acute dental pain relief than the use of prescribed opioid narcotic medications. The combination of:...
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