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    • Gum Disease Gum disease is caused by plaque and may result in tooth loss without proper treatment. Symptoms and signs of gum disease...learn more »
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      Gum Disease Article
      • What is gum disease (gingivitis)?
      • What is the difference between gingivitis and periodontal disease?
      • What causes gum disease?
      • Does gum disease cause bad breath?
      • What are other gum disease symptoms and signs?
      • How is gum disease diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for gum disease?
      • Are home remedies or natural treatments effective for gum disease?
      • Can gum disease be reversed?
      • Is gum disease associated with other health problems?
      • How is gum disease managed in children?
      • How is gum disease managed in pregnancy?
      • Can gum disease be prevented?
      • Is gum disease contagious?
    • Pycnodysostosis Pycnodysostosis (pyknodysostosis) is an inherited disease of the bone. Characteristics of individuals with pycnodysostosis are...learn more »
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      Pycnodysostosis Article
      • Pycnodysostosis facts
      • What is pycnodysostosis?
      • What is basis for the name of this disease?
      • What are the characteristics of pycnodysostosis?
      • How is pycnodysostosis inherited?
      • What are the risks of pycnodysostosis?
      • What is the molecular story with pycnodysostosis?
      • Could there be a connection between pycnodysostosis and osteoporosis?
      • What is the treatment for pycnodysostosis?
    • Sjogren's Syndrome Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease involving the abnormal production of extra antibodies that attack the glands and...learn more »
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      Sjogren's Syndrome Article
      • Sjögren's syndrome facts
      • What is Sjögren's syndrome?
      • What causes Sjögren's syndrome?
      • What are risk factors for developing Sjögren's syndrome?
      • What are Sjögren's syndrome symptoms and signs?
      • How is Sjögren's syndrome diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for Sjögren's syndrome? Will dietary changes improve Sjögren's syndrome symptoms and signs?
      • What are complications of Sjögren's syndrome?
      • Can Sjögren's syndrome be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis for patients with Sjögren's syndrome?
      • Conclusion
    • Toothache A toothache is a pain on or around a tooth. It may be caused by a variety of things from a cavity, abscess, or even sinusitis....learn more »
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      Toothache Article
      • What is a toothache?
      • What causes a toothache?
      • What are toothache symptoms and signs?
      • How is a toothache diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for a toothache?
      • Are home remedies effective for a toothache?
      • How is a toothache treated during pregnancy?
      • What is the prognosis for a toothache?
      • Is it possible to prevent a toothache?
    • Bad Breath Bad breath can result from poor oral hygien habits and may be a sign of other health problems. Bad breath, also called halitosis,...learn more »
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      Bad Breath Article
      • Bad breath facts
      • What is the definition of bad breath?
      • What are the causes of bad breath?
      • What are the symptoms of bad breath?
      • How is bad breath treated? What can be done to prevent bad breath?
      • What products can be used to eliminate or mask bad breath?
      • When should someone see a doctor about bad breath?
    • Dental Injuries Dental injuries range from a chipped or fractured tooth to a knocked out tooth. Treatment depends upon the severity of the dental...learn more »
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      Dental Injuries Article
      • Dental injury facts
      • What are common causes of dental injuries?
      • How is a tooth fracture treated?
      • What are treatment options for a serious tooth fracture?
      • What is the treatment for a chipped tooth?
      • How is a fracture of the enamel and dentin treated?
      • What are first aid tips for knocked out teeth?
      • What is the treatment for a displaced tooth?
      • Is it possible to prevent dental injuries?

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