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  • Leukoplakia: Causes, Treatments And Prevention

    If you've noticed some odd different colored patches in your mouth, you may be wondering what exactly they could be. Particularly if you're a smoker or tobacco chewer, the sudden appearance of these patches may have you worried. What you may have is a condition called leukoplakia. Although leukoplakia is usually not serious, it can be a sign of something more serious. Here you can learn what leukoplakia is, what causes it, how you can remedy it and what preventative measures you can take to ensure it doesn't reappear as often.
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  • 2 Ways You Might Be Causing Dry Mouth

    If you are like most people, you might take your spit for granted. Although saliva might just seem like meaningless liquid, it can actually help to wash away food particles and germs in your mouth, mitigating tooth decay and reducing bad breath. Unfortunately, without adequate levels of saliva, you might be letting your teeth bask in dangerous bacteria. Look at this list below for two ways you might be unintentionally causing dry mouth, and how you can fend off trouble down the road:
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  • Dental Cleaning Pain: Causes, Prevention, And Treatment Options

    Getting regular dental cleanings is one of the best ways to care for your teeth and prevent major problems from occurring, but you might not like getting your teeth cleaned because of the soreness you experience afterwards. Pain after a dental cleaning is quite common; however, there are ways you might be able to reduce the pain you experience and treat the pain you end up with after your teeth are professionally cleaned.
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  • Improving Your Smile With Implants: Preventing A Dry Socket

    The underlying health of your mouth, teeth, and gums is important, but the overall look of your smile is essential for your confidence level. Unfortunately, due to decay or infections, you may require an extraction on one or more teeth. While the procedure is necessary to prevent further dental damage, you can correct your smile with dental implants. However, painful dry sockets are common issues that may arise before you receive your implants.
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  • What To Know About Getting Dentures

    You've decided to get dentures to regain the functionality and beautiful smile you once had. That's great, but dentures are a major decision that affect the rest of your life. Make sure you get all the facts about dentures before you make that final decision. Your Jaw Will Change If you have some decayed or broken teeth in your mouth, you'll need to get them pulled before you get dentures.
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  • Piercings And Prosthetic Teeth: Dealing With A Piercing During The Implant Process

    Oral piercings can throw the environment of your mouth off in more ways than one, but for most people with good dental hygiene, this isn't a problem. However, procedures like dental implant surgery can be complicated by the presence of a piercing, even if you keep your teeth squeaky clean. Before you go on the operating table, make sure you know everything there is to know about how you can keep your piercing from being an issue.
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  • What's Sewage Got To Do With It? How Bacteriophage Therapy Could Change Dentistry

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around half of all American adults have periodontal (gum) disease. With nearly 65 million people suffering from the condition, scientific researchers continue to explore every opportunity to improve preventive treatment methods. Bacteriophage therapy is not an entirely new concept, but new research suggests that this method could help eradicate oral infections. What is bacteriophage therapy? Bacteriophages are viruses that you can use to attack and destroy unwanted bacteria, but phage therapy is not an entirely new concept.
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  • Getting Dental Implants? 3 Reasons Your Dentist Might Recommend Bone Grafting First

    When you watch head-to-toe makeovers on TV, the person featured on the show might shop for new clothes, get their hair done, and receive a full set of dental implants in a single day. However, because dental implants need to fuse to existing jaw tissue, some patients require additional procedures to prepare the area. If you are thinking about getting dental implants, here are three reasons your dentist might recommend bone grafting first:
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  • Missing Teeth? 3 Reasons To Get Dental Implants Instead Of A Partial Bridge

    When you laugh at a joke or huddle in for a group picture, the last thing you want to worry about is how your smile looks. Unfortunately, if you have missing teeth, it can be easy to feel self-conscious. To quickly remedy the problem, many people opt for partial removable bridges. However, that retainer-like device might not be the best solution. Here are three reasons to get dental implants instead, and why you won't regret your decision later:
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  • Tooth Decay Myths: What's True And What's False

    Cavities and tooth decay or tooth loss are never something that a person wants to deal with. Thanks to scientific advancements, dentists now know that brushing, flossing and seeing your dentist regularly can go a long way to preventing these issues. But what about the rumors you hear on a daily basis? While some are true, others are very false. Check out the sites and get the inside scoop on three of the most commonly confused facts right here.
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