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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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Why dental care is very important for women

Poor oral health puts women at the center of many predisposed health conditions that can be life-altering. A combination of biological factors, along with neglect of care makes women more susceptible to decayed and lost teeth and periodontal disease.

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May 9

Symptoms and Causes of Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is a silent killer: half of those diagnosed with oral cancer this year will be not alive in five years. While oral cancer can affect anyone, certain factors that can strongly predicate an increased risk of developing this type of cancer include tobacco use both smoking and smokeless, frequent alcohol consumption, the human papillomavirus (HPV), poor diet, genetics, age and gender.

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What causes tooth pain and how to alleviate the symptoms

Despite having a hard enamel exterior, teeth are actually quite delicate. Many people experience a tooth ache at some point in their life. Read on to find out more about the signs and symptoms and how to treat the pain. Most importantly, if you feel pain it is important to seek consult from a dentist as soon as possible and not delay on required treatment.

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Apr 19

Tooth Pain

Signs and Symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder TMJ

As many as 10 million people have TMJ. A condition that affects the temporomandibular joint, the hinge joint between the lower jaw and temporal bone. (To find the joint, place your fingers on your face about a quarter inch from your ear and open your jaw; you’ll feel the joint move.)

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Mar 30

TMJ

How to Solve Bleeding and Receding Gums

Maintaining healthy gums is a crucial part of oral health. Common problems with gums include inflammation of the gums, bleeding gums and gum recession. All three of these conditions signal a greater oral health issue that if left unchecked can cause severe infection or even tooth loss.

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