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Can Flossing Create Gaps?

You may feel that you have gaps between your teeth after flossing. The reason for this is that flossing removes the calculus from your teeth. It also maintains the natural gaps between the teeth. As you regularly floss, calculus will not develop between your teeth as you remove the plaque before it starts to solidifies.

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Does Teeth Whitening Works?

As you age, your teeth’s color changes to yellowish. The reason for this is that the protective outer layer of the teeth called the enamel thins out because of your lifestyle choices. For example, if you like drinking coffee or red wine, you’re likely to experience discoloration on your teeth. A lifetime of brushing could

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Why Would You Choose a Dental Bridge over Implants?

Having missing teeth could cause dental health issue past dental caries. It would include speech difficulty or even gum condition. A dental bridge and dental implants are great options to fill the missing tooth. Today, most patients would opt for dental implants. In some cases, however, a dental bridge could be the better option. Before,

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My Gums Hurt In The Back Of My Mouth

“My gums hurt in the back of my mouth.” It is one of the questions that patients with pericoronitis asked our dentists at Kane & Kerper Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. To diagnose this problem, your dentist will look at your wisdom teeth and determine whether they are coming in. During the examination, your dentist will

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Proper Care For Your Temporary Filling

A temporary filling is necessary for some procedures, like a root canal or crown placement. Whatever the reason you have this kind of dental filling, it is essential to care for it properly. This filling is just temporary. In that case, it will come out easier than a regular filling. There are ways to ensure

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Can Flossing Cause A Toothache?

Flossing can’t cause a toothache. If you experience pain in your teeth while flossing, it could be that you’re not doing it the right way. It’s common to see some patients who are still new in this cleaning method to push their gums with the floss. Doing so will irritate gums causing pain. If you

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What Are The Common Causes Of Canker Sores?

Canker sores are oral lesions that cause spots and swellings in the mouth, lips or tongue. If you have a canker sore, you’re not alone. It’s stated that 75% of people are affected by it at some point. Unfortunately, this condition interferes with eating and speaking. Canker sores can last for a few days. However,

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What Is Mucocele And How Can It Be Treated?

A mucocele is a mucous cyst that appears to be clear or bluish. It occurs on your lips, the roof of the mouth, and tongue. It can cause discomfort when you chew, speak and swallow. The good thing is that it resolves on its own. How Mucocele forms Your saliva moves from the salivary gland

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Does your Tooth Taste Weird?

There are several possible reasons your tooth tastes weird. One of the most common is an infection. Your tooth will taste weird if there is discharge from an abscess as it empties in your mouth. You will also notice a bad smell if the infection is in the gum or jawbone. Fortunately, you will quickly

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