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What Happens If Bacteria Get Under a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns help restore the strength, bite functionality and appearance of a cracked or damaged tooth. Commonly made from porcelain, crowns get fitted and placed over your tooth and cemented into place. Your dentist may recommend a traditional or same-day crown if you have a cavity that’s too large for a filling, to complete a…

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How Smoking and Tobacco Affect Your Teeth

There are countless advertising campaigns about the damaging effects of smoking and tobacco use on your body. Most focus on lung health but when it comes to your mouth, these habits can also contribute to several dental issues, from receding gums, staining and bad breath to gum disease and loose teeth. These habits further increase…

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How to Care For Dental Implants

An estimated three million people receive dental implants each year. A more stable, stronger substitute for missing teeth, dental implants can help improve your smile. One or two teeth may be replaced with an implant, abutment and crown combination or you may be given a set of implant-supported dentures. Dental implants function like your natural…

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What Should You Know About Teeth Grinding?

Bruxism is the medical term for teeth grinding. Patients with this condition have a long-term pattern of clenching and rubbing their teeth together. This behavior may occur throughout the day in response to stress or during sleep, which is classified as a movement disorder. Treatment options vary and can depend on other preexisting conditions. When…

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5 Types of Dental Veneers

Veneers can be an efficient solution to address discoloration, large gaps between teeth, smaller tooth size and minor chips. In the process, veneers even out and brighten your smile through a series of thin shells applied to the front of your existing teeth. Depending on the procedure, a set of porcelain or resin-composite veneers are…

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