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Mouth Burning Syndrome: What's the cause? imagefile

  • Feb 13, 2014

Introduction Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a complex, vexing condition in which a burning pain occurs that may involve your tongue, lips or widespread areas of your whole mouth, without any obvious reason. The disorder has long been associated with a variety of other conditions — including menopause, psychological problems, nutritional deficiencies and disorders of the mouth, such as oral thrush and dry mouth (xerostomia). Some researchers have s...
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What Causes Tooth Sensitivity? imagefile

  • Feb 06, 2014

What is it? Tooth sensitivity is something that affects a number of people. It is often caused by eating or drinking something hot, cold, sweet or acidic. Under normal conditions, the underlying dentin of the tooth (the layer that immediately surrounds the nerve) is covered by the enamel in the tooth crown, and the gums that surround the tooth. Over time, the enamel covering can get thinner, thus providing less protection. The gums can ...
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Developing Teeth - Moving from Primary to Permanent file

  • Feb 04, 2014

Because there are more permanent teeth than primary teeth, the permanent premolars come in behind the primary molars. Permanent molars emerge into an open space. The jaw lengthens as a child grows to create space for these permanent molars. It takes about six years, between the ages of six and 12, for children to lose their primary (deciduous) teeth and gain their permanent teeth. This is called the period of "mixed dentition," because for mu...
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Bruxism also known as Teeth Grinding imagefile

  • Jan 31, 2014

What Is It? Bruxism is clenching or grinding your teeth, often without being aware that your are doing it. In the United States, bruxism affects an estimated 30 to 40 million children and adults. Some people grind their teeth only during sleep; this condition is called "nocturnal bruxism" or "sleep-related bruxism." Others grind their teeth during the daytime as well, most often during situations that make them feel tense or anxious. People wi...
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Fast-paced Lifestyle Eroding Teens' Teeth imagefile

  • Jan 28, 2014

As quick meals in the form of "nutrition" bars and carbonated beverages help keep teens alert and on schedule between school, extracurricular activities and part-time jobs, today's fast-paced lifestyle threatens to leave a generation with permanent damage to oral and overall health. "Premature loss of tooth enamel and weakening of overall tooth structure are two devastating oral effects of teens' poor diet that cannot be reversed later in life," ex...
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Bad Breath, Do you know? imagefile

  • Jan 27, 2014

Most people are unaware of the fact that they have bad breath, or “halitosis” as dental professionals refer to it. Actually, one in four people have bad breath and some studies have reported that approximately 50 percent of the adult population does have. In fact, it is estimated that nearly 60 million people will suffer from chronic halitosis in the United States. Causes of Bad Breath Bad breath can be caused by external and internal f...
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Oral Health and Diabetes imagefile

  • Jan 20, 2014

Diabetes and Oral Health During the past 10 years, much research has been undertaken on the link between diabetes and periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is the sixth leading complication of diabetes. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you are3 to 4 times more likely to develop periodontal disease, with a higher rate of more severe levels of bone loss and gum infection. What Is Diabetes? Diabetes is a serious disease in which the ...
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Don't Fear the Fluoride imagefile

  • Jan 17, 2014

You may have always wondered just why fluoride is so important - or even if it’s safe. The simple truth is that exposing your teeth to a modest but consistent amount of fluoride throughout life helps strengthen the tooth enamel and protect against tooth decay. For most people - such as older children and adults - fluoride is safe in moderate amounts, such as the amounts in toothpaste, tap water, and mouthwashes. But infants and children whose tee...
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What are Dental Crowns and Tooth Bridges? imagefile

  • Jan 13, 2014

How do Crowns Work? A crown is used to entirely cover or "cap" a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function. Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be matched to the color of your natural teeth. Other materials include gold and metal alloys, acrylic and ceramic. The...
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Dental Emergency. What would you do? imagefile

  • Dec 13, 2013

Pain is one of the reasons people go to the dentist. A painful tooth can be triggered by hot or cold food and drinks. Heavy biting or grinding may fracture a tooth and cause the tooth to hurt when you chew. Sometimes, when a filling falls out, you may have a throbbing ache. Any injury to teeth or gums can be serious and should not be ignored. Injury can damage nerves or blood vessels. There is also a risk of getting an infection, whic...
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