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How to Prevent Receding Gums

Receding gums are most often part of the normal ageing process and would not be as damaging or uncomfortable when compared with prematurely receding gums. What causes the gums to recede? There can be many causes leading to receding gums and some of them would be, *Poor oral hygiene *Damage …

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Tooth Whitening

Many people dream of having a whiter smile; however, having a dentist or an orthodontist perform tooth whitening procedures can be quite expensive, and these procedures are rarely covered by dental insurance. Tooth whitening procedures aren’t new, in fact humans have been whitening their teeth for hundreds of years.  The …

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Universal donors and recipients of blood donations

You’ve probably been taught that a universal blood donor can give blood to anyone and that a universal recipient can receive blood from anyone. This is an oversimplification. Whole blood from a donor can only be given to a recipient with the exact same blood type. Giving whole blood from a …

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Halitosis Prevention Tips

Halitosis or bad breath condition is largely the outcome of bacteria that acts on food residues in the mouth. Some other diseases also may cause halitosis. By practicing good oral hygiene and having a dental check-up at least twice a year, you are actually on the right track in preventing …

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Tooth Decay Treatments

Tooth decay, or cavities (technically known as “dental caries”) can be treated in several ways, depending upon their size and how far they have progressed into the tooth. These include fillings, onlays, root canals, crowns, and – the standard treatment many years ago – removing the tooth altogether. – Cavities …

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Pregnancy Gingivitis

Who knew a little thing like getting pregnant could cause bleeding, swollen and painful gums? Pregnancy Gingivitis affects anywhere from fifty to seventy percent of pregnant women and my does it suck. Turns out the lovely hormones that cause pretty much all the horrible symptoms of pregnancy also make your …

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The causes of Plaque Buildup on Teeth and how to Prevent Plaque for better overall Hygiene

Dental plaque is a biofilm made up of microorganisms such as streptococcus and other bacteria. Plaque is a sticky, colorless film that continually forms in between and on the surface of teeth. Plaque can develop in three ways, either one at a time, or as a combination: Supragingival- on teeth …

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What causes Tooth Grinding

Tooth grinding happens as a result of the habitual act of consciously or unconsciously clenching your teeth. The clinical term for this rather puzzling habit is bruxism. Bruxism can happens either during the day or while you are asleep at night. Kids and adults alike can suffer from this annoying …

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What is Burning Mouth Syndrome

For sufferers of burning mouth syndrome (BMS), the constant pain afflicting their lips and tongue (and at times the entire mouth) can be unbearable. They know their condition is real and chronic, but modern medicine, which has no verifiable explanation for why BMS occurs and no reliable cure, often dismisses …

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How to Whiten Teeth at Home Whiten Teeth Brighter Smile Tips to Whiten Teeth Salt for Teeth Rem

A pearly white toothy smile is what everyone desires, it is extremely attractive and a great confidence booster. Though there are so many products on the market that advertise getting a whiter smile for a large cost and not everybody is able to pay such a high fee. 1. Whitening …

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