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Smoking: A Real Drag On Your Health

When it comes to smoking, it is no secret that this habit is the cause of a myriad of negative effects on your health. Smokers and tobacco users are more likely to be affected by a wide range of diseases than those who do not use any type of tobacco. While many people associate lung cancer with smoking, there are oral health concerns that pose significant risks as well.

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Does Chewing Gum Really Prevent Cavities?

Commercials, magazine advertisements, and even posters in your dentist’s office promote the benefits of chewing sugar free gum, but it is really beneficial? Well, the benefits of chewing gum should not convince anyone to start chewing gum if s/he does not already – but, for those gum-chewers who are addicted to the habit, chewing the right type of gum has its advantages.

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Wisdom Teeth Removal

It is well known that wisdom teeth can cause a number of problems; having them removed is commonplace in the United States. There are very few people who won’t need to have theirs removed.

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Root Canals

Mature teeth, known as permanent teeth, are meant to remain inside the mouth permanently. These teeth are there to provide a full, complete smile that is both attractive and supportive of the jaw bone.While teeth are made up of tooth enamel, which is the hardest substance in the human body, they are not invincible. Trauma and injury can occur during an accident or sporting event or decay and infection can occur, causing a tooth to become vulnerable. Teeth are living substances in the body, and if their health is compromised, root canal therapy is often needed to save the tooth.

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Signs You Have a Cracked Tooth

A cracked tooth is considered to be a dental emergency, yet many people are unaware that they even have a cracked tooth in their mouth. This may sound surprising, considering that most emergencies are quite obvious. However, many people only learn that they have a cracked tooth during a routine visit to the dentist when it is brought to their attention. There are signs that you have a cracked tooth, and knowing what these signs are can help you get the treatment that you need in a timely manner before more serious damage occurs to your tooth.

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Dealing With Bad Breath

If you are plagued by persistent bad breath, there are often simple solutions to the problem. Many times, changes in lifestyle habits can promote fresher breath and prevent embarrassing moments in your personal and professional life.

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