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Microdontia and Macrodontia

When it comes to the shape and size of teeth, many are surprised to learn that genetics play a key role. Thus, when adults have very small teeth, similar to the size of primary baby teeth, this is a condition called Microdontia. Classified as a developmental disturbance, Microdontia is a common oral health problem that

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When You Have an Abscessed Tooth

When You Have an Abscessed Tooth

Does the inside of your mouth or jaw ache? Are you experiencing pains while chewing or have you noticed that your gums are inflamed and puffy in a particular area? These symptoms could point to an abscessed tooth, which is classified as a fluid-filled sac containing pus and bacteria. Depending on where an abscess is

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Your Dental Emergency

No one considers the odds of having a dental emergency. Yet, it’s important to know what is considered a true emergency and what’s not. We recommend having your dentist’s contact information on hand at all times. After all, most dental practices have emergency protocols, and can assist patients when they are in need. In turn,

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Can Dentists Detect Disease?

Believe it or not, an examination of the mouth, head, and neck contain information relating to over 120 diseases. Advancements in dentistry as well as continued research in the link between oral and overall health supports this finding, as the mouth is believed to hold important clues about what’s going on in the body. Yet,

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