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Why Do People Hate Flossing?

This last June the American Academy of Periodontology came out with the results of a survey taken in March that revealed some interesting things including the revelation that over a third (36%) of those surveyed would rather do an unpleasant task like [...]

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What Exactly Are Dentures?

Due to the increased use of fluoride as well as modern dental options like bridges or tooth implants, many Americans today have been able to forget about the dental experience many of our grandparents had: getting dentures. More people are getting to [...]

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Why Medieval Teeth Were Better than Ours

It may be surprising to learn, but the archeological record gives significant evidence that the teeth of people living 600 years ago were better than ours are today. Why is this surprising? Well, first because clearly the scientific understanding, access [...]

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What To Do with a Broken Tooth

Losing a tooth can be a traumatic experience for many people, but when a tooth breaks there are additional complications. No one wants to have a gap in their smile, but a having a tooth stump or a jagged root is even worse than that. Made of multiple [...]

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What Is A Dental Crown And Should I Get One?

Many dental procedures seem somewhat mysterious to patients even when they are common within the population. Few people manage to leave childhood without getting a cavity, but today, within a population of people with overall good health, access to [...]