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Causes of bad breath

Causes of bad breath

There are many reasons why someone might have bad breath, also called halitosis. Most often, bad breath is caused by poor oral hygiene. This means that the person isn’t brushing and flossing their teeth regularly, or they may have food or plaque stuck in their teeth....

When do kids start losing baby teeth?

When do kids start losing baby teeth?

The baby teeth of a young child begin to fall out around age 6, whereas this can sometimes be delayed by as many as a year. On average, the first teeth to fall out are the two lowest permanent teeth (lower central incisors) and the two highest permanent teeth (upper...

What can you do about sensitive teeth?

What can you do about sensitive teeth?

If you habitually pass on hot or cold beverages because you're aware that they may cause tooth pain, you may wish to consult your dentist about the possibility that you have sensitive teeth. The remaining things can exacerbate the problem, too, such as sweet and sour...

Signs of gum disease

Signs of gum disease

The gums are healthy and pale pink and fit tightly around the teeth. Characteristic signs and symptoms of periodontitis include: Swollen and puffy gums: They are usually the first sign of gum disease. Gum illness can result in tooth loss. If you have swollen or puffy...

What is Sleep Apnea?

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea, a potentially serious sleep disorder, occurs intermittently and repeatedly interrupts breathing. When one has this condition, the affected person might find that they snore very loudly and feel completely drained after only several hours of sleep a night...

What are dental sealants?

What are dental sealants?

A thin, plastic coating painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth -- normally the back teeth (the premolars and molars) -- is called the dental sealant. Combined with saliva, it forms a protective shield over tooth enamel. Though conventional brushing and flossing...

Ways to repair a chipped tooth

Ways to repair a chipped tooth

You scrape on something hard, such as ice or a piece of hard candy, and then realize there's something sharp in your teeth that does not melt or dissolve. You feel an unpleasant sensation as you realize that the item is actually a portion of broken tooth. The enamel...

Dental Veneers vs Dental Crowns

Dental Veneers vs Dental Crowns

What Are Veneers and Crowns? Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth. Veneers are used to improve the appearance of your smile by changing the color, shape, size, or length of your teeth. They can also be used to protect...

Why get a Root Canal?

Why get a Root Canal?

If you have a tooth that is severely decayed or infected, a root canal may be the best treatment option to save the tooth and prevent further damage. Root canals are also used to treat teeth that have been cracked or damaged by trauma. During a root canal procedure,...

Why are wisdom teeth removed?

Why are wisdom teeth removed?

If wisdom teeth become impacted or only partially break through the gum, they can cause dental problems. Bacteria and food can become trapped around the edges of wisdom teeth, resulting in plaque build-up. This can lead to: Tooth Decay (dental caries): Tooth decay is...

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