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Your teeth are held in place by roots that extend into your jawbone. Front teeth usually have one root. Other teeth, such as your premolars and molars, have two or more roots. The tip or end of each root is called the apex. Nerves and blood vessels enter the tooth through the apex. They travel through a canal inside the root, and into the pulp cham...


A diastema is a gap between the teeth. It is not harmful, and it appears in children and adults. In children, the gap typically closes when their permanent teeth come through. A diastema is a gap between teeth that is wider than 0.5 millimeters. It can develop between any teeth. Treatment is not usually necessary for medical reasons. But if...


If you snore every night, you certainly aren’t the only one! Millions of people snore on a regular basis. Snoring not only disrupts sleep patterns, but it can also have significant effects on your oral and overall health. People who snore frequently are more likely to wake up feeling exhausted, causing additional fatigue and stress throughout th...

TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint & Muscle Disorders)

Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders, commonly called "TMJ" are a group of conditions that cause pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and muscles that control jaw movement. Researchers generally agree that the conditions fall into three main categories: Myofascial pain involves discomfort or pain in the muscles that control jaw...


Overbites vs. Underbites: What are the Differences? To achieve strong oral health and a wonderful smile, your upper and lower jaws need to evenly meet. This allows you to do things like eating and swallowing with ease and avoid some very serious health risks to your jaw, mouth and teeth. A malocclusion is whenever the upper and l...


If your jaw protrudes, it’s known as prognathism. This trait is sometimes called extended chin or Habsburg jaw. Typically, prognathism refers to the lower jaw sticking out more than usual. However, there are several different types of prognathism: mandibular prognathism: your lower jaw protrudes maxi...

Tooth Discoloration

Tooth discoloration and stains on your teeth are common occurrences that can happen for a variety of reasons. The good news? Many of these stains are treatable and preventable. Here’s what you need to know about the causes of tooth discoloration and stains, and what you can do to keep your pearly whites looking their best. Types of staining...

Dental Calculus

Teeth tartar, also called dental calculus, is a crusty deposit that can trap stains on the teeth and cause discoloration. It creates a strong bond that can only be removed by a dental professional. Tartar formation may also make it more difficult to remove new plaque and bacteria. Individuals vary greatly in their susceptibility to plaque and tarta...

Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is damage to a tooth's surface, or enamel. It happens when bacteria in your mouth make acids that attack the enamel. Tooth decay can lead to cavities (dental caries), which are holes in your teeth. If it's not treated, it can cause pain, infection, and even tooth loss. Causes of tooth decay Our mouths are full of bacteria. Some...

Brushing Teeth: How to Do It Right

As we know, brushing your teeth is an essential part of your oral hygiene routine, but are we all doing it correctly? To maintain healthy teeth and gums you must use the correct routine and doing this regularly and thoroughly, will help to ensure your mouth stays healthy. Whilst we probably all do this slightly differently, below are some simple, h...



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