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What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are among the most popular reconstructive dentistry procedures performed in the US. Also called a dental cap, a dental crown is a sheath that fits over a damaged tooth, covering the entire visible area of the tooth, from the top of the crown to the gumline, and often even a little bit below.

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Facts about Dentures

Most people don’t know much about dentures, and probably aren’t curious enough to learn. But if you are facing the loss of your teeth, maybe it’s time you knew more. What Are Dentures? Dentures can be full dentures—plastic bases with artificial teeth in them that replace all a person’s teeth—partial dentures—plastic or metal removable appliance

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Don’t Believe These Denture Myths

About 90% of people without teeth wear dentures. They’re an effective, economical, and attractive way to replace lost teeth. Unfortunately, people have many misconceptions about dentures. Here are a few of these myths and the actual truth you should know. Myth: I have to choose dentures or dental implants. Truth: Dentures and dental implants are

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When Should Children Lose Baby Teeth?

Baby teeth play an important role in helping your children’s jaw develop. And they can be a great set of trial teeth for learning oral hygiene. But when it’s time for them to go, they have to get out of the way and make room for your child’s permanent teeth. When to Expect Your Child’s

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7 Worst Beverages for Your Teeth

The best drink for your teeth is water. Neutral pH, hydrating, and nonstaining. But we know you’re tempted to drink something else from time to time. But if you’re going to drink, do it in a way that’s safe for your teeth. Here’s a list of drinks to avoid or limit if you want to

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What to Do When a Crown Is Loose

If you have a loose dental crown, don’t panic. Dental crowns can last for years, but everything fails sometimes, and coming loose is a common problem for dental crowns. But if you respond properly, it won’t necessarily harm your tooth, and the crown can often be put back in place. Contact Your Dentist The first

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What Is A Root Canal?

A root canal is a procedure that is used to preserve an infected and threatened tooth. By removing the infected tooth nerve and replacing it with an inert material, the tooth is preserved. How a Root Canal Works A root canal is necessary when the bacteria that live in your mouth and cause cavities have

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Is Fluoride Good For You?

Fluoride is like anything else: it’s good for you in appropriate doses. In doses that are too large, it can be poisonous, especially for children. At appropriate doses, fluoride can strengthen your teeth, preventing cavities and infected teeth. Studies show that people who spent most of their lives drinking fluoridated water have about 30% fewer

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Why Do My Teeth Hurt When I Run?

Hopefully you’re running because you enjoy the sport, and not, say, because you are being chased by a bear. The problem is, tooth pain can ruin any activity, including running. So why does tooth pain often come from running. Increased Sensitivity The most common reasons why your teeth might hurt while running is because your

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Can Cavities Go Unnoticed?

Cavities are always painful, right? This makes them easy to detect. If you don’t hurt, you don’t have a cavity. If only it were that simple . . . The truth is that cavities can be very difficult to detect, especially for you. You may not experience any pain from a cavity until the decay

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