Wisdom Teeth

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are third molars and people generally have three permanent molars in the upper right, upper left, lower right and lower left areas of the mouth. The first molars “grow” at about age 6, the second around age 12 and the third around ages 18-20 – a maturation...

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Why Do Teeth Need Fluoride?

Fluoride, often called nature’s cavity fighter, helps safely prevent tooth decay. The American Dental Association has endorsed fluoridation of community water and use of dental care products with fluoride for over 40 years. If your local water supply does not contain fluoride, ask your dentist how you and your...

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How Do I Prevent Gum Disease?

Gum disease and tooth decay are invisible and largely painless when they first start, but left untreated will always result in the loss of your teeth. It is important to maintain a strong relationship with your Dental health provider. Regular dental checkups are important to evaluate current radiographs, to...

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Gum Disease

What Is Gum Disease?

 After the age of about 25, the most common reason for the loss of teeth is gum disease. Gum disease is generally characterized by swollen, red, bleeding, and receding gums often times associated with localized abscesses. Affected teeth loose clinical support which eventually become painful and need to be...

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