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How Often Should I Visit My Dentist

To maintain a healthy smile, how often should you go to the dentist? Finding a dentist with whom your family feels comfortable is one of the most important steps toward keeping your teeth healthy. Once you have found a dentist you like, the next important step is to visit your dentist regularly for routine dental care.

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Tooth decay, the stages of the carries attack... and No, it does not always hurt!

Dental decay is a common disease of our teeth. It is a progressive disease that affects hard tooth tissue and is stimulated by the action of bacteria that accumulate and create plaque. If in any case,it is not treated early,decay can cause necrosis of the pulp and moreover, create an abscess at the top of the tooth root and extraction usually follows.

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Foods That Act As Our Allies In The War Against Carries

Teeth are important! No wonder most of us take a really good care of them. Brushing, flossing, scraping our tongue, using mouthwash, we do a lot. Our mouth might very well be the part of our body we take the most care of and yet tooth decay and gum disease are still some of the most prevalent diseases in the world. How come? The answer might hide in the fridge!

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Dental Plaque, The Biofilm of Destruction

Plaque is a sticky, colorless film of bacteria and sugars that constantly forms on our teeth. It is the main cause of cavities and gum disease and can harden into tartar (calculus) if not removed daily.

Plaque is made up of invisible masses of harmful germs that live in the mouth and stick to the teeth.

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8 Top Brushing Mistakes

Well, brushing might seem like an easy task to do but truth is, most of us brush our pearly whites the wrong way. Not only we don't sufficiently remove the plaque accumulated on our teeth, but we might also harm our enamel. On the list that follows you can find the most common brushing mistakes!

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Periodontists - Your Gum Specialist Doctors

So what is periodontology, periodontal disease and what does a periodontist do?


Periodontitis, also generally called gum disease or periodontal disease, begins with bacterial growth in your mouth and may end - if not properly treated - with tooth loss due to the destruction of the tissue that surrounds your teeth.

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The Importance of Regular Visits at the Dental Office

Even if you take excellent care of your teeth and gums at home, you still need to see a dentist regularly. Your dentist can check for problems that you may not see or realize on your own. Many dental problems don't become visible or cause pain until they are in more advanced stages and sometimes it is too late. Examples include cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer. Regular visits allow your dentist to find early signs of diseases so that problems can be treated at a manageable stage.

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