Emergency Problems

Tooth Ache Begin by cleaning around the sore tooth meticulously. Using warm salt water, rinse the mouth to displace any food trapped between teeth. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you use aspirin on the aching tooth or on the gum. In the event of facia...

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Common Problems

Tooth Decay Caries, or tooth decay, is a preventable disease. While caries might not endanger your life, they may negatively impact your quality of life. When your teeth and gums are consistently exposed to large amounts of starches and sugars, acids...

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About Teeth

Throughout your life, you will have two sets of teeth: primary (baby) teeth and secondary (permanent) teeth. At age 6-8 months, the primary teeth appear; all 20 are in place by age 3. Permanent teeth will begin to grow around age 6, and except for wi...

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Early Dental Care

Teething Normally the first tooth erupts between ages 6 to 12 months. Gums are sore, tender and sometimes irritable until the age of 3. Rubbing sore gums gently with a clean finger, the back of a cold spoon or a cold, wet cloth helps soothe the gums....

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Tooth Decay Prevention

Tooth Decay Prevention Tooth decay is a progressive disease resulting in the interaction of bacteria that naturally occur on the teeth and sugars in the everyday diet. Sugar causes a reaction in the bacteria, causing it to produce acids that break do...

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Why Good Dental Health is Important

Why Good Dental Health is Important Innumerable studies and research have concluded on the importance of starting children early in their lives with good dental hygiene and oral care. According to research, the most common chronic childhood disease i...

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Glossary

A- Abscess – infection caused by severe tooth decay, trauma or gum disease. Amalgam – a silver and mercury material used for fillings. Anesthetic – a drug used by your doctor to eliminate a patient’s localized pain during certain dental proce...

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Flossing Tips for a Lifetime

Flossing is an integral part of your dental hygiene. It removes plaque and food particles that get stuck in between your teeth and under your gums. If you don’t remove those unwanted particles, they can lead to gingivitis, gum disease, and tooth de...

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Choosing the Best Toothbrush for You

From the time we were toddlers, we were told that if we didn’t brush our teeth, little green monsters called plaque would get into our mouth and carve holes in our teeth. Though the vernacular of the story has probably evolved as we entered adultho...

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Common Dental Care Myths

There’s no argument that taking care of your teeth is important, but it doesn’t stop other dental care rumors from circulating. With your best interests in mind, we are going to take a look at the real truths regarding some of the more common den...

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