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Root Canal: Process, Causes, Treatment and Care

A bad infection in a tooth that has reached the pulp, the innermost tissue at the center of a tooth, requires a root canal also known as endodontic therapy to repair the damage. There is a natural canal that is carved through the center of the tooth, a root canal is performed when the tissue inside that canal becomes infected or inflamed. A root canal is a treatment that is used to repair or save a tooth that is infected or severely decayed.

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Sep 19

Dental Implants: Advantages, Risks and How to Pay for Your New Smile

Dental implants are artificial teeth that are anchored into the jaw by a metal post, to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. The metal post of an implant is surgically situated into the jawbone beneath the gums. Implants are an option for patients who have lost a tooth or multiple teeth due to injury, periodontal disease or for other reasons.

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Sep 6

What is an Abscessed Tooth and How to Cure the Infection

Perhaps you’ve heard the term abscess tooth. An abscess is a pocket of puss that occurs around a tooth or in the gums that is caused by bacteria. Abscess can develop relatively quickly- within just a few days, and if the infection isn’t treated continues to worsen.

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Can Your Dentist Help You Stop Snoring

No one wants to snore. Not the person who snores, nor the person who shares his or her bed. Yet snoring happens: about half of us snore at least at some point in our lives. Men snore more than women, it tends to run in families and it becomes more prevalent the older we become.

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5 Signs It's Time to Visit a Dentist

You no doubt know that you should visit a dentist at least twice a year for a professional teeth cleaning and checkup. But too often patients ignore signs and symptoms that can signal a critical issue that needs attention from your dentist.

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Removing Plaque from Your Teeth

Plaque is a sticky film containing millions of bacteria that collects and builds up on your teeth. The bacteria in dental plaque are what can cause cavities in teeth, tooth decay and even gum disease if you don’t remove the plaque regularly by brushing and flossing your teeth twice daily.

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How Snacking Affects Your Teeth

Snacking in between meals has been touted over the years as an efficient dietary method to fight hunger. Unfortunately, snacking in between meals can cause unforeseen oral health problems in the form of tooth decay and sensitivity. Learn about the best and worst snacks for your teeth, and how to fight tooth decay.

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Is Nail Biting Bad for Teeth?

Nail biting is one of the most common habits that people of all ages do. Many people engage in this behavior unconsciously; most times out of boredom, nervousness, frustration or stress. The nails are one of the hardest surfaces of the body, so it should not come as a surprise that chomping down on one can apply enough force against your teeth to cause damage.

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4 Ways to Treat Bad Breath

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is an unfortunate condition that more than 50 million people suffer from chronically in the US alone. Halitosis can impact your confidence, lifestyle and relationships. There are various reasons that many people suffer from bad breath, and the treatment for bad breath varies based on the cause. Most people have experienced a bout of bad breath at one time or another from something as simple as eating certain foods, but be aware that chronic bad breath can also signal a more serious oral or internal condition that requires more attention.

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Causes and Treatment of Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is one of the most common dental complaints that patients have. According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), approximately 40 million adults in the United States experience tooth sensitivity. Tooth sensitivity occurs when the protective outer layer of tooth enamel thins, or when the gums recede leaving the dentin or root of the tooth exposed. The sensation can feel like a chill or sensitivity in the teeth, or even as severe as sharp pain.

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