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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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What is a root canal? A “root canal”, also known as an “endodontic treatment”, is a dental procedure that removes inflamed or infected tooth pulp. (The name for the procedure, “root canal” is a bit confusing because in fact a “root canal” is also the part of the tooth through which the tooth’s root…(Read More)

Many sports include some risk of physical injury, and included in that risk is the chance that teeth will be injured. The primary means of preventing such dental injuries are mouth guards. Also called “sports guards”, or “athletic mouth protectors”, these devices are important protection for competitors in many sports. Where the risk of mouth…(Read More)

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What are dental sealants? Dental sealants (sometimes called “pit and fissure sealants”) are a means of covering the small crevices and fissures in teeth so that those places are less able to accumulate food and become sites for bacteria that will eventually cause dental caries (cavities). Sealants are a preventative measure, applied to teeth that…(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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