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Eating disorders affect the whole body, and impact oral health as a part of overall health. In addition to negative overall health effects, eating disorders have specific, direct impacts on teeth, gums, and the mouth. From the dentist’s point of view, it’s not always evident that a patient has an eating disorder. If…(Read More)

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay (or “Early Childhood Caries”) is caused by precisely the same things as any other tooth decay: acidity produced by bacterial action in the mouth. The problem usually first appears on the outer sides of front teeth, upper and lower, and is not hard to spot. To prevent early childhood caries, the…(Read More)

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Causes of temperature sensitive teeth Teeth that give pain when exposed to heat or cold are a common dental ailment. Ordinary wear and tear, exposed dentin near the gum line caused by improper brushing or gingivitis, chipped or cracked teeth, tooth-whitening products, acidic foods, and occasionally dental work are all possible causes of temperature…(Read More)

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The enamel protecting our teeth—primarily made up of calcium hydroxylapatite and calcium fluorapatite—is a remarkable substance. The hardest substance in our bodies, it nonetheless cannot be taken for granted and in fact can be damaged more easily than many people imagine. Tooth damage caused by the ability of acids to erode tooth enamel…(Read More)

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Lots of foods and beverages can stain teeth. It’s useful to know which they are, and, because it’s almost impossible to list them all, it’s also useful to know why some foods are so successful at staining teeth. Teeth are stained when the enamel — the hard exterior surface of a tooth — absorbs…(Read More)

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