Abrasion
Abrasion is the abnormal wear of a tooth. It is usually caused by a toothpaste that is too abrasive...
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Bite Class
There are three categories of bite class. Class I is considered a normal, balanced bite. Class II and III...
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Calculus
Calculus, or tartar, is a hard calcified material. It is formed on teeth by a buildup of the minerals...
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Cavities
A cavity is a hole in the tooth that can grow bigger and deeper over time, resulting in tooth...
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Decalcification and White Spot Lesions
Decalcification, or the appearance of white spot lesions, occurs as a result of demineralization and can be a sign...
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Dental plaque
Dental plaque is the buildup with the slimy feeling that is ever present on your teeth. It is a...
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Erosion
Tooth erosion occurs when the teeth are exposed to acids, causing their surface layer to dissolve.
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Fillings
Fillings are materials used to replace missing tooth structure, often caused by cavities. There are many different types and...
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Gum disease
Gum disease, also referred to as periodontal disease, is an inflammatory condition of the gums. There are two main...
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Inflammation / Stomatitis
Inflammation (also known as Stomatitis) is a local reaction against infection that involves the release of antibacterial agents to...
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Oral hygiene
Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping one’s mouth clean and free of disease and other problems (e.g. bad...
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Overcrowding
Overcrowding occurs when there is a mismatch between the size of the jaw and the size of the teeth....
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Periodontitis
Periodontitis is severe gum disease which not only affects the gum itself but also the supporting bone around a...
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Receding gums
Gum recession is a condition that arises when the gum tissue at the crown of the tooth begins to...
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Root exposure
The root of a tooth is normally covered by the bone and gum supporting the tooth. If this support...
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Soft tissue lesions
Mouth ulcers or soft tissue lesions of the oral cavity come in all shapes and sizes.
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Stained and discolored teeth
Stained teeth can be the result of stains that are either extrinsic or intrinsic. Intrinsic stains occur from within...
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Teeth spacing
Teeth spacing is a condition in which the anterior (front) teeth are separated by large gaps. It is a...
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Teeth straightening
When it comes to teeth, many people covet the perfect alignment that has come to be known as “The...
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Wisdom teeth
Wisdom teeth tend to erupt between the ages of seventeen and twenty-five. An average mouth has four, two on...
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