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Oral Health Problems as You Get Older

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Oral Health Problems as You Get OlderAs we get older we may gain wisdom with the passing years, but physically, the aging process will begin to take its toll at some point. Your mouth is by no means immune from problems associated with aging, although you may be unaware of oral health issues until they have become serious.


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Why Are My Gums Bleeding?

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Why Are my Gums Bleeding

If your gums have suddenly started bleeding for no apparent reason, the most likely cause is gingivitis (gum inflammation). This infection stems from an accumulation of plaque on the teeth around the gum line. Plaque takes the form of a sticky film and contains millions of bacteria.


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Why Do I Get So Many Cavities?

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Dental Cavities

Sometimes, life isn’t fair. For instance, you brush and floss your teeth twice a day and use a mouthwash, but you still get cavities (also known as tooth decay or dental caries). Perhaps you’ve noticed that friends or family members who aren’t as diligent as you with oral hygiene remain virtually cavity-free. The reason for your misfortune is that some people are more susceptible to cavities than others. There are several underlying factors for this state of affairs, and they have little or nothing to do with your oral healthcare routine.


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Foods That Help to Brighten Tooth Enamel

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Healthy Dental Food

The hardest substance in your body, tooth enamel plays a key role in protecting your teeth. It consists chiefly of calcium phosphate, a rock-hard mineral, and covers the outer layer of the teeth to provide a barrier that safeguards the inner layers, including dentin, from the effects of plaque and acids. Enamel also protects your teeth in daily functions such as biting and chewing, and insulates the teeth against sensitivity when you eat hot or cold foods.


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5 Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

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5 Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

A combination of science and art, cosmetic dentistry can transform a person’s life by improving the appearance of their teeth and smile to boost their self-confidence.


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3 Secrets to Make Flossing Simpler

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Benefits of Flossing

Dentists say flossing is as important as brushing your teeth to prevent gum disease, cavities and bad breath. These problems are caused by an accumulation of harmful bacteria and plaque, resulting from particles of food that get trapped between the teeth and under the gum line, where toothbrushes can't reach.


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10 Things You Didn’t Know Your Dentist Was Doing at Your Check-up

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Dental Check-up

If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then your mouth is the window to your body. You might assume that when you go for your routine dental check-up, your dentist is simply looking for signs of cavities, but there’s far more to a dental examination than you’re probably aware of.


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Why are Mouthguards so Important?

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Coeur d'Alene Mouthguards

Mouthguards play a crucial role in providing protection for adults and children against dental injuries during sporting activities at all levels. Millions of people suffer tooth loss each year in the U.S. as a result of sports-related accidents. Many of these injuries could have been prevented simply by wearing a mouth protector.


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Tips for Finding a Good Dentist Near You

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Dentist Near Me

Choosing a dentist is an important decision that will have a significant impact not just on your oral health but on your overall wellbeing. Issues in the mouth can increase the risk of serious medical conditions such as heart problems and diabetes. So, a key step in finding a good dentist near you is to look for one that demonstrates an understanding of how oral health impacts the rest of your body. But what else should you be doing when trying to track down the right dentist for you?


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Dental Implant vs Bridges: How to know what’s best for you.

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Dental Implants vs Bridges

If you have lost a permanent tooth or teeth due to an injury, periodontal disease, or other reasons, you have several options to consider for replacement. The easiest, it would seem, is to do nothing. This is the least advisable option in the dental field because it is important to replace a lost tooth to maintain maximum function, maintain alignment of surrounding teeth, and to preserve a healthy smile. Let us tell you about the better options you should consider!


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