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Treatment Options for Diastema file

What is a Diastema and How do I Treat It?A diastema is an area of extra space between two or more teeth. The two front teeth of the upper jaw area is where diastema is most frequently seen. Many children experience diastema as primary teeth fall out, though in most cases these spaces close when the permanent...
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Gingivitis file

What Is It? People with gingivitis have inflamed gum tissue around their teeth, caused by bacteria found in dental plaque. Normal, healthy gums should be firmly attached to the teeth and underlying bone. They are pale pink in light-skinned people and brown, gray or mottled in people with darker complexions. If yo...
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Kids Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, and More file

Toothpastes So many toothpastes are on the market today, choosing one can be confusing. When buying toothpaste for your child, look for one that contains fluoride and tastes good. Some toothpastes also are approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). The ADA Seal of Acceptance means that the manufacturer ...
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What Caused Bad Breath? file

Bad breath can be caused by the following: External factors – foods such as onions and garlic, beverages like coffee and alcohol, and smoking Poor oral hygiene – where plaque and food debris is left on the teeth Dentures – plaque and food debris can form on dentures, which need to be cleaned daily Tonsil...
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Periodontal Disease file

If your hands bled when you washed them, you would be concerned. Yet, many people think it's normal if their gums bleed when they brush or floss. In a 1999 study, researchers at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that half of Americans over 30 had bleeding gums. Swollen and bleeding gums are e...
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What is Tartar? file

What is Tartar? Tartar, sometimes called calculus, is plaque that has hardened on your teeth. Tartar can also form at and underneath the gumline and can irritate gum tissues. Tartar gives plaque more surface area on which to grow and a much stickier surface to adhere, which can lead to more serious conditions, such as c...
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What are Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges? file

How do Crowns Work? A crown is used to entirely cover or "cap" a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function. Porcelain or c...
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Periodontal Disease file

More than 75 percent of Americans over 35 have some form of gum disease. In its earliest stage, your gums might swell and bleed easily. At its worst, you might lose your teeth. The bottom line? If you want to keep your teeth, you must take care of your gums. The mouth is a busy place, with millions of bacteria cons...
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Tips for Proper Dental Implant Care file

Good oral hygiene is critical in caring for your implant. It takes special effort to maximize plaque bacteria removal every day. This means that, along with regular dental visits, you need to brush properly, floss regularly, and clean the spaces between your teeth (called interdental spaces) with an interdental brush....
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Understanding Gum Disease file

More than 75 percent of Americans over 35 have some form of gum disease. In its earliest stage, your gums might swell and bleed easily. At its worst, you might lose your teeth. The bottom line? If you want to keep your teeth, you must take care of your gums. The mouth is a busy place, with millions of bacteria cons...
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