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How Crowns Can Fix Severe Tooth Erosion

Teeth grinding and other factors can cause severe tooth erosion, which not only looks bad, but also makes chewing difficult. In the latest edition of our series, “Does Your Mouth Look Like This?” we show how severe tooth erosion can be repaired through crowns. Check out the before-and-after pictures.  
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Bone Grafting: What It Is & How It Helps

A great smile requires more than just healthy teeth. It also requires healthy gums and a healthy jaw bone. If you have a tooth or several teeth extracted, the jaw bone will begin to recede. That's a problem if you want to replace the missing tooth or teeth with a dental implant, a denture, or a partial. Bone grafting is a common procedure that reconstructs the bone. Here's a quick look at how it works.
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Coast Dental Hygienist Provides Smiles Far From Home

A television show inspired Tampa dental hygienist Johnathan Lawson to travel 10 hours to help a group of strangers in June. He was part of a team of volunteer dentists, hygienists, doctors and nurses who set up a makeshift clinic at Cleveland High School in Cleveland, TN, during the first weekend in June to help hundreds of patients who couldn't afford dental or medical care.
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Protecting Our Patients' Health

Dentists follow strict state and federal guidelines to ensure their patients' safety. The risk of your health being affected because you skip your dental appointments is far greater than the risk of cross-infection. The best advice is to talk to your dentist so you feel comfortable with receiving the treatment you need. In the meantime, here are some of the ways we protect our patients while providing quality dental care.
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Bit lip? Split Lip? How to Treat Mouth Injuries in Children

Do you know what to do if your child injuries his mouth? Whether it's a bit lip, a split lip or an injury from a fall, it's important to take action immediately. Here are five tips that help ensure the child receives the care he or she needs.
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Top 10 Ways to Keep Kids' Teeth Healthy

The number of children with cavities is on the rise. One out of four toddlers and preschoolers have tooth decay, and half of children in their early teens have at least one cavity. If the decay is allowed to spread, the child may need to have a baby root canal or have the tooth pulled.
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Ouch! Toothaches Caused by a Cracked Tooth

Do you have any pain or sensitivity when you eat something hot, cold or sweet? You may have a cracked tooth. Wesley Chapel dentist Diaa Ghabbour, DMD, explains what can cause a tooth to crack, what are the symptoms of a cracked tooth, and how a dentist can fix the problem.  
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