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Periodontitis (or periodontal disease) refers to inflammatory diseases that affect the tissues that surround and support your teeth. If it is not treated, it can lead to the loosening of and loss of some

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Oral Cancer

Oral Cancer – Two words that are so devastating to most people. BUT TAKE HEART! Read the following on the dangers of it, who is at risk, testing for it and, best of all, the treatment of it to learn

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Herpes is not a word that anyone wants to hear as it brings fearful thoughts but oral herpes is commonly known as cold sores or fever blisters which most of us have at one time or another. It is a virus

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Gingivitis! What on earth is it? Well, it is a chronic inflammation or infection of your gums (gingiva) which surround the teeth and is also known as gum disease or periodontal disease. It causes swelling,

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Dry Mouth

Dry mouth syndrome is that dry, annoying feeling in your mouth due to the decrease of saliva and it can be temporary or chronic. It is also known as, believe it or not, xerostomia. No, don’t try to

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Loose & Missing Teeth

Loose or missing teeth are often the result of trauma to the face or poor dental care. Over 50% of the teeth extracted over the age of 35 have been due to periodontal diseases which include Gingivitis

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Gapped Teeth

If you suffer from crooked or gapped teeth, you may be very self conscious of it and not smile a lot because of what you believe others may be thinking of you. You will be pleased to know that there are

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Mercury Fillings

Dental amalgam (such as a mercury filling) is a material used to fill cavities caused by tooth decay. It is a sad fact that our modern diets, made up of highly processed, sugar-containing foods is probably

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Crooked Teeth

We have all seen people with crooked teeth, both adults and children; perhaps you have them yourself so you know that it can not only lower self esteem but can also cause serious complications and some

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