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How to Prevent Tooth Decay In Young Children

Tooth decay can happen at any age. While baby teeth will eventually fall out to make room for permanent adult teeth, the thinner and softer enamel layer can cause baby teeth to experience decay. In children, this condition is known as dental caries or baby bottle decay and it can affect eating and speech. Bacteria…

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What’s the Right Way to Brush Your Teeth?

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes per session. This dental hygiene practice helps control plaque and bacterial buildup on your teeth and tongue, which can contribute to gum disease, gingivitis and tooth decay. Yet not all methods for brushing are identical. Certain approaches are…

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How Supplements Can Support Tooth & Gum Health

A typical oral hygiene routine involves flossing and brushing your teeth at least twice a day with a fluoride-based toothpaste. Yet did you know that what you consume can also influence the health of your teeth? It’s recommended to limit sugar and acidic foods but the vitamins and minerals in everything else you eat can…

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Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures

When looking at options for dentures, a dentist typically presents two solutions: Traditional or implant-supported. Traditional dentures sit on top of the gumline, while implant-supported dentures are anchored to the jawbone through implants. As a result, this newer option provides a greater degree of stability and functionality. If you’re currently evaluating both denture solutions, consider…

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Causes of Jawbone Loss and Treatments

Teeth are supported by the jawbone, a key part of your facial structure that’s essential for talking and chewing comfortably. As such, jawbone loss can change your appearance and impact overall quality of life. In general, jawbone loss stems from tooth loss, gum disease or another medical condition affecting bone density. If the condition goes…

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