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Signs of Gum Disease: What You Should Know

Signs of Gum Disease: What You Should Know

Many people overlook or not take the signs of gum disease seriously such as gum bleeding. If the inflammation of the gum (gingivitis) is left untreated, it can spread to the tooth-supporting...
Tooth Decay Treatment: What Are the Options?

Tooth Decay Treatment: What Are the Options?

If a tooth is already damaged by bacteria, a tooth decay treatment is needed. Without treatment, the decay progresses continuously. Also, bacteria can spread to the tooth nerve and surrounding tissues, causing...
Tooth Decay: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Tooth Decay: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Tooth decay, also known as dental caries, is a destructive disease of the tooth hard tissues (enamel and dentin). It is the most common dental disease worldwide. Almost every person suffers from...
Toddler Tooth Decay: Causes and Treatment

Toddler Tooth Decay: Causes and Treatment

Tooth decay not only affects adults but also affects toddlers. The main reasons for toddler tooth decay are going to the bed with a milk or juice bottle, poor oral hygiene, and sugary foods...
Implant or Bridge: Which One Is Right for You?

Implant or Bridge: Which One Is Right for You?

Implant or bridge? replacing a missing tooth will help you restore your smile, chewing function, and self-confidence. Also, it will prevent the tilting of neighboring teeth, over-eruption of opposite teeth, disturbances in the bite,...
Teeth Sensitive To Cold

Teeth Sensitive To Cold: Causes and Treatment

Teeth sensitive to cold are the teeth that cause discomfort or pain in response to cold stimuli such as cold drinks and cold air. It may be a temporary or chronic problem, and it can...
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

How long do dental implants last? Many patients ask this question when they search for the best treatment option to replace a missing tooth or teeth. First, let me clarify what are dental implants....
TMJ: Anatomy, Function, and Disorders

TMJ: Anatomy, Function, and Disorders

TMJ is the abbreviation for the temporomandibular joint. It connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the skull. There are 2 temporomandibular joints (one in front of each ear) that work together. They allow the...
Jaw Pain: Possible Causes and Treatment

Jaw Pain: Possible Causes and Treatment

Jaw pain is an uncomfortable pain in or around the jaw that affects your ability to speak, chew, and swallow. TMJ disorders are the most common cause of jaw pain. However, there are many...
TMJ Disorders: What You Need To Know

TMJ Disorders: What You Need To Know

TMJ disorders, also known as temporomandibular joint disorders or TMD, are conditions that cause pain in the jaw joint and surrounding muscles that control the movement of the jaw. Also, they affect the ability...

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