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Tooth Development

Tooth Development

  It takes nearly two decades for our complete set of teeth to form, develop and finally erupt. The process starts in the womb and continues into the teenage years. Different teeth undergo stages of development at various times.   For example, while some of the front (more…)

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Dental Terminology

Dental Terminology

Dental Terminology A Abutment: The teeth on either side of a missing tooth. Abutments are the part of the bridge used to support the replacement of the missing teeth (pontics). Amalgam: Silver filling. Amalgams are usually placed on the back teeth (posterior teeth). Anesthesia: Relieves the sensation (more…)

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Women & Periodontal Disease

Women & Periodontal Disease

Women & Periodontal Disease What Is Periodontal Disease? Periodontal disease (gum disease) is an infection of the gums and bone caused by plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that adheres to teeth. Plaque forms constantly on teeth and can build up if it is not removed through (more…)

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Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive Teeth What can I do about sensitive teeth? Pain from sensitive teeth is not always constant; it can come and go. Constant pain could be a sign of a more serious problem. It is still important, however, to discuss your symptoms with your dentist to determine (more…)

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Mouth Sores

Mouth Sores

Mouth Sores Mouth sores can be painful, annoying and unsightly.  Some appear inside the mouth-on the gums, tongue, lips, cheeks or palate (roof of the mouth). Others, like cold sores, can appear outside the mouth, such as on and around the lips, under the nose and on (more…)

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Gum Disease

Gum Disease

Gum Disease How can I stop the spread of gum disease? Early and moderate periodontal disease may exhibit few, if any, symptoms. However, warning signs of advanced periodontal disease may include red, swollen, or bleeding gums; persistent bad breath: permanent teeth that are loose or separating; or (more…)

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Smoking Related Problems

Smoking Related Problems

Smoking Related Problems Smoking-Related Oral Conditions – Oral cancer – Periodontal (gum) disease- a leading cause of tooth loss and of sensitivity to hot and cold – Bad Breath – Stained teeth and tongue – Diminished sense of taste and smell – Delayed healing following a tooth (more…)

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Plaque & Tartar

Plaque & Tartar

Plaque & Tartar How can I reduce plaque and tartar buildup? Plaque is a sticky, colorless deposit of bacteria that is constantly forming on the tooth surface. Saliva, food, and fluids combine to produce these deposits that collect on teeth and where teeth and gums meet. The (more…)

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Tooth Decay

Tooth Decay

What is tooth decay? Tooth enamel is hard yet porous. Plaque on the surface of your teeth can produce acids that seep into the pores (rods) of the enamel and break down its internal structure. This process, called demineralization can create a weak spot on the surface (more…)

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Healthy Mouth

Healthy Mouth

How can I keep my mouth healthy? Children’s teeth begin forming before birth. As early as 4 months, the first primary, or baby teeth, erupt through the gums. All 20 of the primary teeth usually appear by age 3, although their pace and order of eruption varies. (more…)

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