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Can a cavity break my tooth?
Yes, a cavity can lead to a cracked or broken tooth. When you have a cracked or broken tooth, it's...
What is a temporary filling?
Sometimes your dental visit to receive a filling will require more than one appointment. When that...
What do I need to know about caring for someone's oral health?
You should know that caring for oral health is important. You can help by: reminding him or her to...
Who should use an electric toothbrush?
Both manual and powered toothbrushes can effectively and thoroughly clean teeth. People who have...
Why should I avoid using a designer toothbrush?
You should select a toothbrush that has the ADA Seal of Acceptance, as these have been tested and...
How do I prevent bacteria growth on my toothbrush?
Store the brush in an upright position if possible and allow it to air dry until using it again. Do...
What procedures help treat tooth decay?
The way tooth decay (cavities) is treated is largely dependent on the severity of your condition....
How does tooth decay affect my body?
Tooth decay does more than affect your smile. When you have untreated tooth decay in your mouth it...
How are dental caries treated?
Dental caries, or tooth decay, can be treated a number of different ways. If the cavity is small,...
When should I seek immediate help if I have dental caries?
Dental caries are cavities, and you may or may not experience any pain or symptoms. If you do...
How can I freshen my breath after eating garlic?
Eating garlic, and other pungent foods, can lead to bad breath. Some ways to eliminate the...
What is a powered toothbrush?
A powered toothbrush is one where the brush creates spinning or circular motion through batter or...
What is a manual toothbrush?
A manual toothbrush is one where you move the toothbrush. You should use your arm and hard to...
Why is it important to prevent plaque and tartar?
Preventing plaque and tartar is important to keeping your teeth healthy. Food particles and sugar...
Should I clean my baby’s gums?
It's important to establish a good oral health routine at a young age, even before children have...