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“I Never Had My Wisdom Teeth Out. Should I?”

Do you still have wisdom teeth? Not everyone is born with them, but most who are have them surgically removed as teens or young adults. Many dentists believe it’s better to remove wisdom teeth at a young age, before the roots and bone are fully...

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What To Expect When You Need A Dental Implant

Dental implants restore natural function and aesthetics. Whether you are missing one, multiple, or all of your teeth, dental implants can provide the foundation to smile and eat with confidence. Implants consist of three components: the implant body, which replaces the tooth root an abutment,...

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Avoiding Gingivitis

Gingivitis is a type of gum disease that leads to sore gums and caused by plaque buildup. Plaque is a sticky film, comprised of bacteria, that is found on the teeth and gums. The bacteria can produce toxins that irritate the gums. When plaque hardens...

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Best Foods to Eat After an Oral Surgery Procedure

After you’ve had surgery on your mouth, only some foods feel okay to eat. You need to eat what feels comfortable, and you need to ensure you do not complicate your healing process. You also need to avoid sipping through a straw, too, as the...

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Is There Anyone Who Is NOT A Good Dental Implant Candidate?

Most adults whose gums are in good health — and whose overall general health is strong — are good candidates for dental implants. There are, however, some people who may not be. Please consult with your trusted local oral surgeon to further discuss specifics. Are Dental...

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Tooth Roots Wrapped Around Jaw Bone

The description of tooth roots wrapping around the jawbone involves a bit of poetic license. Roots do not go around the jaw bone. Tooth roots are embedded in the jaw, but those roots may behave in an unusual manner. The roots can also be longer...

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Common Causes of Jaw Pain

Jaw pain is no fun. It can make essential activities, like eating and speaking, difficult. Luckily, there are several common causes of pain in the jaw, and most are treatable. When to Seek Help For Jaw Pain Most jaw pain goes away on its own...

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The Connection Between Diet, Oral Hygiene and Tooth Loss

Tooth decay and gum disease are the leading causes of tooth loss. Bacteria in cavities eats enamel, and can cause your gums to become infected. When these problems weaken the tissues that support your teeth, teeth can loosen and fall out. Preventing Tooth Loss Brushing...

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Don’t Worry About Dental X-rays

Are you concerned about the amount of radiation you get from dental x-rays? You can take that off your list of worries. Dental x-rays are one of the lowest radiation studies you can have done. A routine exam, with four bitewings, causes the body to...

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