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Sensitive Teeth

Is the taste of ice cream or a sip of hot coffee sometimes a painful experience for you? Does brushing your teeth or flossing make you wince occasionally? If so, you may have sensitive teeth.

Possible causes include:

  • Tooth decay (cavities)
  • Fractured teeth
  • Worn fillings
  • Gum disease
  • Worn tooth enamel
  • Exposed tooth root

In healthy teeth, a layer of enamel protects the crowns of your teeth--the part above the gum line. Under the gum line a layer called cementum protects root. Underneath both the enamel and the cementum is dentin. Dentin is less dense than enamel and cementum and contains microscopic tubules (small hollow tubes or canals). When dentin loses its protective covering of enamel or cementum,  these ...

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DISEASE: IT'S PREVENTABLE BUT NOT REVERSABLE!

Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissues that support your teeth. Your gum tissue is not attached to the teeth as high as it may seem. There is a very shallow v-shaped crevice called a sulcus between the tooth and gums. Periodontal diseases attack just below the gum line in the sulcus, where they cause the attachment of the tooth and its supporting tissues to break down. As the tissues are damaged, the sulcus, develops into a pocket: generally, the more severe the disease, the greater the depth of the pocket.

Periodontal diseases are classified according to the severity of the disease. The two major stages are gingivitis and periodontitis. ...

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TEETH WHITENING: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Everyone loves a bright white smile, and there are a variety of products and procedures available to help you improve the look of yours. While many people are happy with the sparkle they get from brushing twice daily with a flouride-containing toothpaste, flossing once a day and regular cleanings at their dentist, some would like to go beyond this and make their smiles look brighter.

Before starting a bleaching treatment, you may want to start by speaking to your dentist. He or she can tell you whether whitening products would be effective for you. Whiteners may not correct all types of discoloration. For example, yellowish hued ...

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7 TIPS TO PREVENT BAD BREATH

Let's try a little exercise: Begin by holding your hand (palm facing you) approximately 3 inches in front of your mouth. Now, blow a full breath into your hand. While keeping your hand in place, take a whiff of the air in front of your hand. What do you smell? Hopefully, nothing, or better yet, something pleasant. For those of you less than happy with what you're smelling right now, this post may be able to help you.

Causes of Bad Breath

Anyone at anytime can have bad breath. Halitosis, as it's formally known, stems from a variety of common sources, such as:

  • Certain foods such as garlic, onions, fish, meat, chesse, etc.
  • Poor ...

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IS DENTAL COVERAGE INCLUDED IN OBAMA'S HEALTHCARE BILL?

In the turbulence that surrounded the passage of the healthcare reform bill in early 2010, most Americans were unable to comprehend exactly how the changes will affect them personally. While certain aspects such as pain management for seniors received a great deal of attention, most of the bill remained veiled in policitcal double-speak. Ask ten American's how the bill will affect dental coverage, for example, and few if any, will be able to give you a concrete answer.

Children Will Benefit Most from Healthcare Reform

Tooth decay is the most common childhood disease in this country, particularly among low income kids. It may be for this reason that the legislators who ...

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ALLISON SWEENY OF THE BIGGEST LOSER SHARES HER WEIGHT LOSS SUCCESS CAME FROM BETTER DENTAL CARE

As host of the hit television series The Biggest Loser, not to mention award-winning actress, author and mother, Alison Sweeney inspires many to better health and fitness. Improving the lives of the show's contestants and fans is a role she relishes. But her own motivation to take a giant step towards living better in her early twenties did not come from being a highly visible celebrity, it actually came from her dentist.

During a frank discussion about tooth decay, Alison's dentist explained to her how oral health is the gateway to general health, and how both have a common enemy---sugar.

"It was such an eye-opener," Alison recently told Dear Doctor. "I didn't think I ate ...

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To Have and To Hold....

Just a small personal blog today to say Happy Anniversary to Paul and Holly. Three years ago today, in front of their family and friends, they said "I Do" and then proceeded to have the rockin'-est wedding in history.

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