You can save a dead tooth with a root canal procedure, which involves removing the pulp inside the dead tooth, cleaning the infection, and sealing the root. Read more: Can a Dead Tooth Be Saved? Article
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Oral Health: 15 Conditions That Make Your Teeth Hurt
Got aching teeth? Your pain may be coming from somewhere other than your choppers.
Dental Health: Diseases Caused by Unhealthy Teeth and Gums
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Learn more about cavities including symptoms, treatment, and prevention. See how tooth decay, plaque, and bacteria contribute to the creation of cavities and how regular brushing and flossing can help prevent dental caries.
What Are Common Causes of Dental Injuries?
Dental injuries range from a chipped or fractured tooth to a knocked-out tooth. Treatment depends upon the severity of the dental injury. Dental injuries may be prevented by aligning protruding front teeth with braces and using face masks and mouthguards while playing sports.
What Are 5 Oral Health Diseases?
Oral health is important for your overall health and quality of life. Common oral problems include tooth decay, gum disease, mouth injury, oral cancer, etc.
Protect Your Teeth: 19 Bad Dental Habits to Avoid
Bad dental habits can wreck your teeth. Teeth grinding, chewing on ice, playing sports without a mouth guard, and eating and drinking sugary foods and drinks are just a few bad habits that are bad for teeth. Giving nighttime baby bottles, opening things with your teeth, and chewing on pencils can also damage teeth and tissues in the mouth. Drinking red wine and white wine can erode enamel and stain teeth. Smoking, tobacco use, drinking coffee can all lead to tooth stains. Binge eating disorder leads to the consumption of large amounts of sugary food, which can lead to tooth decay. Purging exposes teeth to acids that can wear down enamel.
Can You Fix Tooth Decay?
While tooth decay can be prevented, once it starts it can only be stopped from progressing further. It can’t be reversed.
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