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FAQ/Tooth Topics

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Cheek, Tongue and Lip Biting Habits

Is it harmful if I bite or chew on my cheek, tongue or lips? Yes, continued trauma and chronic irritation to your oral tissues can result in painful mouth sores or ulcers. Repeated trauma to

Diabetes and Gum Disease

Diabetes is one of the most common diseases diagnosed within the United States and around the world. Diabetes affects the body’s ability to process sugars. Many people who have diabetes don’t realize that it can

Why Does My Mouth Hurt?

When we complain about mouth pain we usually assume it is tooth related. However, there can be other causes to consider such as: • Canker sore or apthous ulcer on gums or tongue • Cavity

What is Decalcification?

Decalcification occurs when calcium and phosphorous minerals are removed from the tooth surface. These minerals are a normal part of your tooth’s composition but can be depleted or lost due to plaque accumulation. When plaque

TemporoMandibular Joints / ”TMJ”

The temporomandibular joints and jaw muscles make it possible to open and close your mouth. They are located on each side of the head and include muscles, ligaments, and the jaw bone. Your TMJ works

Dental X-Rays

Dental x-rays (radiographs) are a very important and necessary piece of your dental exams. X-rays are taken to diagnose conditions that your dentist is not able to diagnose clinically. The safety of x-rays is often

What is Gum Disease? Do I have it?

Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and protect your teeth. The earliest stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. At this stage, the disease is still reversible. You will need to