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My Tooth Looks Black Under My Crown

Is it normal for my tooth to look black under my crown? It’s not supposed to darken. Most of the time, tooth discoloration is caused by bacteria getting in the dental crown. It can also be the result of inadequate seal on the crown. It could be a cavity. But most of the time, it’s



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Oral Care and Your Overall Health

Practicing good preventive dental care is important throughout your life, no matter what your age.  Maintaining good oral health at home along with scheduling your regular cleanings and exams will help keep your smile healthy for many years and possibly lead to better overall health. Better Oral Health May Mean Better Overall Health Improper oral...



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My gums are turning yellow, what causes this?

If your gums are turning yellow or are discolored, this is an indication of a serious health issue that needs to be addressed as soon as possible. In many cases, a yellow coating on your gum line is an indication that you have begun to develop gingivitis. Plaque and tartar builds up along the gum...



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My Tooth Smells Bad

A tooth may begin to smell bad for a number of reasons. The most common cause of this however, is tooth decay. When bacteria in the mouth begin to feed on the tooth, they can emit an odor and the tooth smells bad. Over time, this bacteria builds up on the teeth, feeding on the...



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    What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea or Hypopnea?

    You have probably heard of obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. However, far fewer people know about hypopnea, a closely related condition that is also characterized as a sleep disorder. Both are relatively common and can cause patients to experience a range of unpleasant and sometimes debilitating symptoms. Fortunately, there are also things that you can do to help prevent either condition from occurring.



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    Do Cavities Cause Bad Breath?

    Do you procrastinate on trips to the dentist, due to fear of the dentist or a busy schedule? Unfortunately, there are many reasons that make it easy to put off going to the dentist, which could be bad news for your dental health, even if you brush and floss meticulously. Waiting too long to see the dentist can escalate oral health problems, like tooth decay and gum disease, and it can even lead to foul smelling breath. Bad breath can be a humiliating condition, but fortunately, it’s usually easy to treat. If you’ve already noticed that you have chronic bad breath, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our office as soon as possible to rule out the possibility of tooth decay and gum disease.

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    Symptoms of Gum Disease

    If your gums are looking a little red and swollen, feel sore or bleed a little when you brush your teeth, then you could be suffering from some degree of gum disease. This progressive condition is extremely common, with recent studies suggesting that gum disease affects more than half of the U.S. population at any one time. Although there are different stages of the condition, early diagnosis and treatment is recommended as associated symptoms worsen in severity in line with the progression of the disease. At its worst, gum disease can cause deterioration in the quality of the jaw bone, widespread infection and tooth loss.



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    Why Visit The Dentist?

    Why Visit the Dentist Your teeth are an important part of your body and keeping them clean, helps your mouth and body stay healthy. Taking care of your teeth and visiting the dentist regularly will help keep your teeth healthy and maintain an attractive smile throughout your life. How often should I visit the dentist?



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    Does Getting a Dental Implant Hurt?

    Many tooth loss patients are deterred from dental implant treatments out of fear that it will be painful. After all, the idea of having a titanium screw surgically implanted in the jawbone would make most people wince in pain. However, many people are surprised to find out that dental implant patients actually feel minimal discomfort during their treatment. Most patients claim that the dental implant treatment itself hurt far less than the actual tooth extraction process.

     

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    My Tooth Is Numb

    If your tooth is numb this could be a serious dental issue that should be brought to your dentist’s attention immediately. Teeth are alive, with blood vessels and nerves like any other body part. Numbness can indicate that a tooth has lost contact with its blood vessels and is beginning to die. Why would a tooth...



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