Gum Disease and Oral Health

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Periodontitis, also called gum disease, is a common oral health threat in the lives of Americans. In fact, did you know that 47.2% of patients over the age of 30 have some form of gum disease? Well, it’s true! What is it, exactly? Periodontitis is a serious infection of your... Read more »

Making an Effort to Prevent Cavities

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No matter how hard you may try, sometimes it seems that cavities sneak into your mouth despite your best effort. Making an effort to prevent cavities is always a good idea, but you can always use additional help. Listed below are some ways to prevent cavities: - Make an effort... Read more »

Together, We Can Fight Gum Disease

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Gum diseases are difficult infections that attack your gums and teeth roots. There are two main kinds of gum disease which are periodontitis and gingivitis. Left untreated, gingivitis actually becomes the more serious infection, periodontitis. Because these diseases can be so dangerous, our specialists at Canton Dental Clinic in Canton,... Read more »

The Dangers Posed by Tartar Buildup

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Bacteria and residual food particles in the mouth, quickly develop into a film of plaque. If this plaque is not cleaned away by regular brushing and flossing it will harden into tartar. Tartar at the gum line, is the leading cause of gum disease. Gum disease is widespread issue throughout... Read more »

Oral Hygiene: Knowing How to Brush with Braces

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As you transform your smile, it is very important that you brush your teeth at least twice a day, if not more. Brushing will help you maintain a healthy and strong smile while the braces move your teeth. That way, you will have the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted once... Read more »

How Is an Abscessed Tooth Treated?

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What is an abscessed tooth, and how is it treated? A tooth abscess is a pocket of pus that’s caused by a bacterial infection, which is usually the result of tooth decay, periodontal disease or a cracked tooth. These problems allow bacteria to enter the pulp, which is the soft... Read more »