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Does Chewing Gum Really Prevent Cavities?

Chewing gum has been a habit that Americans have enjoyed for more than 100 years. Some people chew it out of habit, some chew it for its flavor or as a breath freshener, and still some chew it in order to break bad habits (e.g. smoking or biting the fingernails). Fortunately, chewing the correct type of gum is actually a beneficial habit for most people because, while it may sound too go to be true, chewing gum can help prevent cavities from destroying your smile.
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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Most people grow four extra permanent teeth than their mouth can hold. These third molars, also called “wisdom teeth,” develop much later than the other permanent teeth. This late development can cause a great deal of problems due to the limited space inside the mouth.
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Root Canals

The teeth are meant to be permanent features within the body that allow you to have a complete smile throughout your lifetime. However, many people face situations where the health and stability of a tooth is compromised. Cavities, decay, infection, and trauma must receive intervention from your dentist because these oral health issues will not heal on their own.
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Signs You May Have A Cracked Tooth

Many people ignore signs of health issues simply because they do not like going to the doctor or they do not want to disrupt their busy schedules. The same is true when it comes to dental health concerns. Yet, seeking the appropriate attention when an issue arises is important to protect your body, including your teeth.
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Dealing With Bad Breath

Bad breath plagues everyone from time to time depending on what is eaten or drunk on a specific day or how well a person is feeling. Occasional bad breath is easily corrected by upping brushing and flossing, and it is not a concern. However, there are many people who find that they are plagued by constant bad breath and have been unsuccessful in dealing with it.
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What is Plaque?

Plaque is a dangerous form of buildup that occurs throughout the body. As it accumulates it prevents proper functioning of certain areas of the body and leaves certain aspects of your health extremely vulnerable. Dental plaque is a soft, sticky, white substance that develops on the teeth each day. Millions of bacteria call your mouth their home, and they react to the foods and beverages that you consume on a daily basis, creating a constant assault on your teeth.
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How To Handle Dental Emergencies

When dental emergencies occur, being prepared ahead of time so that you know what to do is essential. No emergency occurs at a scheduled or convenient time, and dental emergencies are no exception.
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Caring For Your Toothbrush

Caring for your toothbrush is incredibly important, yet many people do not give it a moment’s thought. However, if you stop to think about what your toothbrush is used for – cleaning your teeth – it may become more apparent how using a clean toothbrush is necessary for keeping your mouth clean.
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Your Diet and Your Oral Health

Maintaining a healthy diet has been all the rage for the past few decades. Most people tend to care about their diets because of how it affects the numbers on the scale and how their clothes fit. However, there is a consistently overlooked area that is greatly impacted by your dietary choices – and it has the potential to help or harm your health.
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Is Mouthwash Necessary?

Is mouthwash necessary? The answer is both no and yes. If you floss your teeth every single day and you brush your teeth at least twice a day, then, no, mouthwash is not a necessary component of your oral health care.
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