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  • Abscessed Tooth

    An abscessed tooth is a type of dental infection deep within a tooth or gum, which is most commonly caused by severe tooth decay. In other cases, a tooth can become abscessed as the result of some type of trauma, such as a cracked tooth, an untreated cavity, or a pocket that forms as the result of gum

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  • Cavities

    A cavity is a hole in the tooth that develops as a result of tooth decay, which breaks down tooth enamel and destroys tooth structure. When sugars and starches are left on the teeth, plaque forms and combines with bacteria, producing acids that eat away at tooth enamel and cause decay. There are a

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  • Dental Plaque

    Dental plaque is the sticky film that forms on and in between teeth. The bacterial deposits known as dental plaque break down the enamel and hard structures of the teeth, which can lead to cavities, toothache, and possible tooth loss. Recent studies also confirm that dental infections that result from

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  • Dental Problems

    In the past, most dental problems required invasive, painful remedies that offered cosmetically unappealing results. Thankfully, modern dental advances have led to more comfortable, efficient and aesthetically pleasing remedies for common dental issues such as those listed below. Toothache: Most

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  • Dental Technology

    Dental practices are very different places today than they were even just a generation ago. Comfort and convenience used to be major obstacles between patients and the dental care they needed. Advanced dental technology has made dental appointments more comfortable and more convenient in a number of

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  • Dry Mouth

    Dry mouth syndrome, known officially as xerostomia, is a result of decreased saliva in the mouth and can be a chronic or temporary problem. Most people experience some degree of dry mouth at some point in their lives, though this condition is most commonly found in adults. Symptoms of dry mouth can

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  • Extractions/Wisdom Teeth

    Extractions and Wisdom Tooth Removal When a tooth is damaged to the extent that a filling, crown, or other treatment is not enough to fix it, that tooth may need to be removed, or extracted. In most cases, a general dentist can perform simple tooth extractions with a local anesthetic, while an

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  • Fluorosis

    Fluorosis is a dental health condition that is most commonly the result of too much fluoride during tooth development in children, especially between the ages of one and four years old. Fluorosis is usually mild, and causes the appearance of tiny white marks on the surface of the teeth. More advanced

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  • Impacted Wisdom Teeth

    Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, typically begin to develop at age 10 and may surface through a person's twenties. Commonly, a wisdom tooth may fail to emerge fully into position. When this happens, the wisdom tooth is said to be impacted. Roughly seventy percent of adults will experience

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  • Maxillofacial Surgery

    Oral and maxillofacial surgery is recognized by dental professionals worldwide as one of the nine specialties in dentistry. Practitioners of this type of dentistry are commonly referred to as oral surgeons, and they focus on the diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases, injuries, and issues related

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  • Oral Cancer

    Oral cancer is a serious dental disease which is highly treatable, but that can be life threatening if not caught early. It affects all parts of the mouth, including the lips, gums, tongue, cheeks, and throat. Your dentist is your first and best line of defense because symptoms can be identified

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  • Teeth Grinding

    Teeth Grinding Bruxism is a condition in which patients unconsciously grind or clench their teeth. Some patients grind their teeth or clench their jaw during the day, while others do it at night when they are sleeping. Patients with mild bruxism may not need treatment for the condition; others may

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  • TMJ

    Temporomandibular joint disorder, commonly referred to TMJ, actually refers to a number of conditions that affect the joint that attaches the jaw to the skull. The temporomandibular joint is located on either side of the face, just below the ear, and it plays an essential role in chewing, speaking, and

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  • Toothache

    Toothaches are an issue that most people will face in their lifetime, and can be caused by a number of factors. Regardless of the cause of a toothache, this pain usually signifies a serious dental health issue, and may also be a sign of heart attack, TMJ disorder, or even a sinus infection. For these

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