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With proper teeth and gum care, it's possible to ward off tooth decay and gum disease. It's essential to brush twice a day, floss once a day, eat right, and visit the dentist every six months for a dental check-up.

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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 periodontital disease?
      • What causes gum disease?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of gum disease?
      • 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?
    • Cavities Learn more about cavities including symptoms, treatment, and prevention. See how tooth decay, plaque, and bacteria contribute to...learn more »
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      Cavities Article
      • What are cavities?
      • What are microcavities?
      • How does a cavity form?
      • What risk factors contribute to tooth decay?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of cavities?
      • How are cavities diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for cavities?
      • What is CAMBRA?
      • Treatment of cavities during pregnancy
      • What is the prognosis of a cavity?
    • 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 the signs and symptoms of a toothache?
      • 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?
      • Can a toothache be prevented?
    • Oral Health and Bone Disease Osteoporosis may be linked to bone loss in the jaw, which in turn, leads to tooth loss. Low bone density may result in...learn more »
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      Oral Health and Bone Disease Article
      • Oral health and bone disease facts*
      • Introduction to oral health and bone disease
      • Skeletal bone density and dental concerns
      • Periodontal disease and bone health
      • The role of the dentist and dental X-rays
      • The effects of osteoporosis treatments on oral health
      • Taking steps for healthy bones

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