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  • Causes and cures for dry mouth

    Dry mouth, also known by the clinical name xerostomia, takes place when your body does not make enough saliva.  Saliva is important to our health because it not only cleanses our mouth, it helps us digest food while preventing infections that can be caused by bacteria and fungi in our mouths.  When dry mouth persists for long periods, in can result in gum disease, tooth decay and mouth infections such as thrush. As the name implies, dry mouth is characterized by frequent thirst, bad breath,....


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  • The advantages of dental implants

    As people grow older, the chances that they will lose one or more teeth to decay or gum disease increase significantly.  To fill in these gaps, the only solutions until a few years ago remained bridges and dentures.  However, through advances in dental technology, patients can now enjoy the better option of dental implants. Dental implants enjoy a success rate of more than 98 percent and will last for a person’s entire life after installation. The procedure is fairly simple. A small ti....


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  • What you should know about dental crowns

    Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are placed over the remnants of an existing tooth.  This gives the impression that the tooth has been restored to its full shape and size, restoring its strength and appearance. Crowns are used in a number of situations.  They may be put in place to protect an existing weak tooth or to restore or cover a broken tooth.  Dentists may choose to use them in cases where a large filling that has been drilled does not leave enough of a tooth to provide a....


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  • Why you might be experiencing jaw pain

    There are several possible reasons why a person might experience jaw pain.  This pain can manifest itself as stiffness, soreness, popping or a clicking sound when eating or talking and the pain can vary from mild to intense.  Since you use your jaw almost constantly, any pain whatsoever is going to disrupt your normal daily routine. Before you can have jaw pain treated, you first need to determine what’s causing the pain and then visit your dentist for an appropriate corresponding course ....


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