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  • Tips for Those With Sensitive Teeth

    Tips for Those With Sensitive Teeth

    Those with sensitive teeth are usually always in pain as this condition in dentistry manifests itself through when eating or drinking very hot or very cold things.  The pain can be sharp, shooting and you’ll feel it at the ends of your nerves. Sensitive teeth is cause when the underlying layer of teeth, called dentin, is exposed. Microscopic holes called tubules are found in the roots and lead to the pulp where all the nerves are. Usually, the tubules become exposed when the gum tissues recede and hot and cold or even overly sweet food can reach the nerve and cause pain.

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  • What is Gingivitis?

    What is Gingivitis?

    Gingivitis is condition within dentistry that causes the inflammation of the gums. It is also the initial stage of gum disease that can lead to serious issues - if not effectively treated. Plaque, a sticky, soft, colorless bacterial film is the direct cause of gingivitis – plaque is that sticky, soft, colorless bacterial film that affects all of us as it forms over teeth and gums in our mouths.

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  • Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

    Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

    Developing wisdom teeth can be a very bad experience for many people. While they are erupting they cause swelling and pain at the site where they have to be removed shortly after. Additionally, in many instances they will be removed before they ever come through, due to infection or if they cause the other teeth to be crooked. So why are they there, anyway?

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  • How do Cavities Form?

    How do Cavities Form?

    A cavity is when bacteria in your mouth destroy the areas of your tooth. A cavity can start out as a tiny area on the enamel of a tooth, but left untreated it will work its way through the enamel and into the actual structure of the tooth. Eventually, if left untreated, it will reach the nerve of the tooth causing pain and infection. A cavity can destroy the entire structure of a tooth, and then the tooth must be pulled.

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  • What Causes Tooth Decay

    What Causes Tooth Decay

    Tooth decay is the second most common disease in the U.S. (the first being the common cold). That’s because tooth decay is very easy to get if you are careless with your teeth. The mouth is among the organs exposed most to material from the surroundings and so has the highest probability of getting bacteria and other pathogens.

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  • How to Prevent a Cavity

    How to Prevent a Cavity

    Cavities are one of the most common forms of tooth problems. They are caused by tooth decay if teeth aren’t cleaned regularly. What happens is that particles of food get stuck in the crevices and spaces in and between teeth during eating. The pieces of food combine with dental plaque (a thin biofilm of bacteria) and the resulting mixture releases acids that harm tooth enamel. As the enamel erodes away, cavities are formed in the teeth. Pain starts when the cavity reaches and exposes a nerve to the surroundings. The tooth becomes very sensitive to hot and cold fluids, and small particles of food that come in contact with it.

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  • Causes of Oral Cancer

    Causes of Oral Cancer

    Cancers of the mouth, or oral cancers, are relatively rare and are therefore not as often written about or discussed. Unfortunately, there are many forms of oral cancer, some of which are deadly; and a lot of them go unnoticed until it is too late, simply because they are not brought to the attention of a dentist or doctor in time for appropriate treatment to be administered. This leads to statistics showing a very high mortality rate for those suffering from oral cancers.

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