Cavities

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Cavities When decay gets through the enamel of your tooth, a cavity can form. Once a cavity forms, it can continue to spread deeper and deeper into the layers of…

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and Diagnosis

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Sugar and its Effects Prevention and Diagnosis Sugary food and drinks harm your teeth! • Plaque bacteria found on your tooth surfaces feed on the sugars in your food and…

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Grafting

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Bone Grafting Building Up Bone to Support Implants If there is not enough bone to support the implant, bone can be added by a process called bone grafting. Bone substitutes…

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X-Rays (Radiographs)

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Dental X-Rays (Radiographs) X-rays help your dentist see the jaw bone, the roots of the teeth, or teeth that have not yet erupted, as well as the contact areas between…

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Flossing

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How To Floss 1. Break off about 18 inches of floss and wind most of it around one of your middle fingers. Wind the remaining floss around a finger on…

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Tooth

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Cracked Tooth If you think you may have a cracked tooth, look for these signs: • sharp pain that quickly disappears when biting down • pain that comes and goes…

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Partial Dentures

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Removable Partial Dentures Placement of a Removable Partial Denture Partial denture above gum Partial denture in place Partial denture in mouth (metal clasps on two teeth are visible)

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Bridge

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Resin-Bonded Bridge Placement of a Resin-Bonded Bridge Smile is missing a tooth Resin-bonded bridge is being inserted Smile restored by resin-bonded bridge

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Tobacco

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Tobacco Using tobacco in any form is risky to your oral and overall health. Whether you smoke, chew, dip, or vape, there is no such thing as a safe form…

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Disorders (TMD)

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Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) Two temporomandibular (tem-PORO-man-DIB-u-lar) joints work together in a delicate balance with muscles, ligaments, cartilage and your jaw bones. When problems prevent these parts from working together properly,…

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of Gum Disease

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Stages of Gum Disease Normal, Healthy Gums Your teeth are held in place by gums, bone and connective tissues. Your gums tightly hug your teeth and there is little or…

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Surgery

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Periodontal Surgery Flap and Osseous (Bone) Surgery Probe shows pockets due to periodontal disease. Gums are inflamed and bone loss has occurred. The bone is contoured and any remaining tartar…

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Graft

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Bone Graft Surgery Bone Graft and Guided Tissue Regeneration Diseased tissue is removed from the pocket. In some cases, the bone may be reshaped. Bone has been reshaped. Grafting material…

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(Periodontal) Disease

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Gum (Periodontal) Disease Gum Disease What is Periodontal Disease? Periodontal (PERRY-o-DON-tal) disease — also called gum disease — is an infection and inflammation that affects the tissues and bone that…

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Brushing

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How To Brush Your Teeth 1. Place your toothbrush against your gums at a 45-degree angle. Move the brush back and forth gently in short strokes, about as wide as…

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Grinding and Clenching (Bruxism)

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Tooth Grinding and Clenching (Bruxism) What is Bruxism? Bruxism (BRUCKS-is-im) is a habit of grinding or clenching your teeth. It can happen in children or adults of any age. People…

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Sealants

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Sealants A sealant is a coating that protects a tooth from decay. It can also be used to help stop the progression of early signs of decay on the chewing…

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Recession

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Gum Recession If your gum tissue begins to pull away from your teeth, you may have gum recession. This can leave your tooth’s roots exposed and they may become sensitive…

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Development: Primary Teeth

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Tooth Development: Primary Teeth Primary Teeth Early Childhood Adult teeth start to form under the baby teeth. Every mouth is different. Teeth may come in/fall out earlier or later than…

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