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Dry Mouth: Causes and Treatment

Dry mouth (xerostomia) occurs when the mouth does not make enough saliva. While it is not dangerous, it can be a bothersome symptom. Dry mouth may also appear due to other reasons, such as a medication or underlying condition. To determine the cause of your dry mouth, your doctor likely will review your medical history and all medications you're...

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Dental Myths and Misconceptions

There are many dental myths about what it takes to keep your teeth healthy. While good oral health can be achieved in just minutes a day, the wrong practices can cause irreversible damage. Separate fact from fiction. Myth 1: Only Sugar Causes Cavities The truth: Sugar itself doesn’t cause cavities, although it...

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Teeth Grinding: How to Prevent

Most people probably grind and clench their teeth from time to time. Occasional teeth grinding, medically called bruxism, does not usually cause harm, but when it occurs on a regular basis the teeth can be damaged and other oral health complications can arise. Why Do People Grind Their Teeth? Although teeth grinding can be caused...

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Tooth Abscess

A tooth abscess is a pocket of pus that's caused by a bacterial infection. The abscess can occur at different regions of the tooth for different reasons. A periapical abscess occurs at the tip of the root, whereas a periodontal abscess occurs in the gums at the side of a tooth root. The information here refers specifically to periapical abscesses....

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Adults Loose Teeth

When it comes to the development and growth of children, loose baby teeth are a normal part of both. However, if you’re an adult and you’ve somehow ended up with loose permanent teeth, then it’s something you should consult your dentist about. If you’re unable to address the problem ASAP, your tooth might eventually fall out altogether. Unf...

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Tooth Lateral Luxation

When it comes to dental trauma, a tooth luxation can be one of the most frightening things to experience, particularly if it’s affecting a permanent tooth. We’ll explore the lateral luxation of a tooth in greater depth, from symptoms and causes to diagnosis and treatment options. Definition There are a couple of different types of...

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Pediatric Dental Emergencies

No parent ever wants to see their child in pain. However, pediatric dental emergencies can sometimes occur.Here are some of the most common, as well as steps to follow to resolve the issue and have the best possible outcome.ToothacheToothache...

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Cracked Tooth

Any part of a tooth can be cracked. The crack may be visible, though this is not always the case. If a person experiences pain when chewing food, or if teeth suddenly become sensitive to hot and cold, one tooth may be a cracked.Any pain associated with a cracked tooth tends to come and go. This can make it more challenging for a dentist t...

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Emergency Tooth Extraction

If you feel the need for an emergency tooth extraction, please contact a dentist immediately. For anyone who doesn’t have a regular dentist, MY-DENTISTRY can put you in touch with one right away. All you need to do is enter your contact details, the treatment that you need, your ZIP code, and your intended method of payment, and we’...

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How to Pick a Toothbrush

Maintaining good oral hygiene plays a big role in our overall health. Toothbrushes, of course, are an essential part of our oral hygiene routine, but which toothbrush is best? When choosing the right toothbrush for you, it’s important to consider the bristle type, toothbrush type, and the overall shape, quality, and comfort. ...

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