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What Is Oil Pulling?

Oil pulling is the practice of swishing oil around your mouth to clean and whiten your teeth, which has roots in ancient Indian medicine. Oil pulling is the practice of swishing a type of edible oil around in your mouth to clean and whiten your...

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How a Dental Impression Is Made

Learn how dental impressions, which produce a close replica of teeth and oral tissue, are created. If you have ever had serious dental work done, it is likely that you had had a dental impression taken dental impressions are very common and are used...

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Replacing Missing Teeth With Dentures

Dentures are used as a way to replace missing teeth. Explore the different types of dentures and learn how to care for them. Your dentist will recommend dentures as an option for replacing missing teeth or if the current state of your natural teeth...

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Gold Dental Crowns

Gold crowns are commonly used to restore teeth after a root canal or large fillings. Learn more about what they are and why you might choose one. Dental crowns are used for a number of reasons. Your dentist may recommend one due to loss of tooth...

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Tips for Eating With New Dentures

Chewing and eating foods with new dentures takes a little time, patience, and practice. Here are some tips for learning how to eat with dentures. Dentures are man-made appliances used to replace missing teeth. They are custom-molded in plastic to...

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Root Canal Surgery: Overview

Trauma or infection of a tooth leads to root canal surgery to remove the pulp and repair the tooth. Reviewed by a board-certified orthodontist. In root canal treatment, the space inside the tooth from the center, known as the pulp chamber, that...

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How Are Dental Veneers Installed?

Learn about how porcelain veneers, cosmetic coverings for the front of your teeth, are installed, and how to care for them. A veneer is a thin shield of porcelain that is used to cover the front surface of a tooth. Veneers are designed as a...

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What to Expect During a Root Canal

Need a root canal? Don't be afraid of having a root canal, find out exactly what to expect during a root canal. A root canal is a dental procedure to fix a tooth that cannot be filled or restored any other way. If the tooth is severely...

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The Safety and Effectiveness of Flouride Varnish

Learn what medical research says about the safety and efficacy of fluoride varnish to prevent tooth decay. Fluoride varnish is a solution that the dentist (dental hygienist, or physician) applies to the surface of the teeth to protect the enamel...

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