How to Use an Interdental Brush
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How to Use an Interdental Brush

If you have fixed bridgework or other dental work that prevents cleaning between the teeth, use of an interdental brush can help. Use the tip…

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Periodontal Stabilization Splints
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Periodontal Stabilization Splints

Periodontal disease can destroy enough tooth-supporting alveolar bone that teeth loosen, and some (frequently the back ones) may be lost. Those that remain may be…

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Dental Abscess
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Dental Abscess

An abscess is a painful infection that arises when bacteria gain access to the pulp tissues of a tooth by way of a crack, leaking…

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Dental Sealants and Fissurotomy
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Dental Sealants and Fissurotomy

Deep pits and fissures are the source of some 80% of tooth cavities. This is mainly because food and bacterial plaque lodge in these tight…

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Periodontal Disease
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Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease begins in the “gingival sulcus,” a cuff of soft tissue around the necks of the teeth where they emerge through the gums. Healthy…

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Flossing
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Flossing

Cleaning the contact area between teeth requires daily use of dental floss. To get the floss to drop between your teeth, wrap it around your…

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Dental Bridges (Fixed Partial Dentures)
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Dental Bridges (Fixed Partial Dentures)

Teeth occupy a neutral position in the dental arches, maintained by a delicate balance of forces from the cheek, tongue, and lip muscles – and…

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Bone Resorption
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Bone Resorption

When a tooth is removed, the bone which previously housed it may begin to dissolve away or “resorb” almost immediately. The process can be accelerated…

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Dental Implants
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Dental Implants

Prescription of dental implants is now mainstream and has dramatically improved treatment of edentulous and partly edentulous patients. Dental implants may be thought of as…

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