Tooth Decay

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5 Crazy Simple Ways You Can Prevent Cavities

Cavities are bacterial infections that create voids in your tooth structure. Learn how to prevent acid erosion caused by bacteria sitting on your teeth.

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Cavities & Tooth Decay | Everything You Need To Know

Tooth decay/cavities is a bacterial infection where the hard tooth surfaces start to erode, creating holes in the tooth.

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Tooth Fillings | What to Expect, Types, And Care

Dental fillings are the first line of treatment for tooth cavities. If you put the treatment off, you may need a crown or root canal instead.

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8 Thanksgiving Foods That Wreck Your Teeth

Keeping your teeth healthy this Thanksgiving includes brushing twice a day, flossing after meals, and drinking or rinsing with water frequently.

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10 Reasons Your Teeth Feel Weird or Tingling

A tooth feeling weird or tingly can be an early sign of tooth decay, food stuck in the gum, or gum disease. Treat the issue at home or call your dentist.

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Should You Treat Baby Cavities?

Treatment depends on the child's symptoms but typically treatment requires removing the decayed part of the tooth and replacing it with a filling.

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Thinning Enamel? How to Spot Enamel Loss & Damage 

You can’t get tooth enamel back, so recognizing the signs of erosion is one of the most important things you can do to prevent further enamel loss or damage.

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Is Sparkling & Carbonated Water Bad for Teeth

Even though carbonated water is acidic, it's generally better than drinking sugary drinks or soda. It still can erode tooth enamel.

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The Truth About Xylitol for Teeth | Risks & Health Benefits

Xylitol is often touted as a replacement for sugar since it’s better for your teeth. Xylitol interferes with dental plaque buildup growth.

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5 Stages Of An Abscessed Tooth & What To Do

There are five stages of abscess teeth and three types of dental abscess: gingival, periodontal, and periapical.

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Why Your Child NEEDS Their Cavity Filled

Don’t be so quick to dismiss a cavity in your child’s baby tooth, even if it IS going to fall out eventually.

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The Truth About Silver Fillings | Risks & Side Effects

According to the FDA, removing amalgam fillings isn't always advised due to increased risks of mercury exposure.

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Does Smoking Weed Affect Your Gums And Teeth?

If you think smoking weed is “less bad” on your teeth than smoking or vaping other things, think again.

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9 Reasons for Teeth Stains & What To Do About It

Understanding what causes discolored tooth enamel and being able to pinpoint the types of teeth stains will help you determine the best way to treat it.

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Dental Risks to Athletes (of All Ages)

A lot of athletes clench and grind their teeth during strenuous activities and are more at risk for cavities, dry mouth, and broken teeth.

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Wait, Can Cavities Go Away on Their Own?

Is it possible for an untreated cavity to stay there and not cause any problems? Can cavities go away after a while?

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6 Signs of Tooth Decay Under Your Crown or Filling

When you get a dental filling or crown, it isn’t a guarantee that your tooth is never going to get a cavity ever again.

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Can You Really Die From A Tooth Infection?

An infected tooth can kill you by allowing bacteria to spread elsewhere in your body. Several life-threatening situations can tie back to a simple toothache.

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Do I Have a Cavity vs. Stain: How To Tell The Difference?

When it comes to knowing the difference between a cavity vs. stain, make sure to talk with your dentist about your cavity and tooth stain concerns.