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Dr. James A. Vette, DDS
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The 4 Types of Teeth and How They Function

Your teeth and the structure of your mouth play important roles in your ability to eat, speak, and stay healthy.
Each type of tooth has a slightly different shape and performs a different job.

Most of us take our teeth for granted — until something goes wrong. Not only do our teeth help us chew and digest food, they also play an important role in speech, and impact our health overall. By brushing up on your dental health knowledge, you’ll be taking the first step toward giving your teeth the attention they deserve.
How much do you know about your pearly whites?
The Development of Teeth

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Children's Oral Health
Overview
Cavities (also known as caries or tooth decay) are one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood in the United States. Untreated cavities can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning. Children who have poor oral health often miss more school and receive lower grades than children who don’t.
About 1 of 5 (20%) children aged 5 to 11 years have at least one untreated decayed tooth.
1 of 7 (13%) adolescents aged 12 to 19 years have at least one untreated decayed tooth.
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Concerns: The Link between Medications and Cavities

You may wonder why you’re suddenly getting cavities when you haven’t had them in years. As we get older, we enter a second round of cavity prone years. One common cause of cavities in older adults is dry mouth. Dry mouth is not a normal part of aging. However, it is a side-effect in more than 500 medications, including those for allergies or asthma, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, pain, anxiety or depression, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. This is just one reason why it’s so important to tell your dentist about any medications that you’re taking. Your dentist can make recommendations to help relieve your dry mouth symptoms and prevent cavities. Here are some common recommendations:
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Removable Partial Dentures

Removable partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth attached to pink or gum-colored plastic bases. Depending on your needs, your dentist will design a partial denture for you. A partial denture may have a metal framework and clasps that connect to your teeth, or they can have other connectors that are more natural looking. In some cases, a removable partial denture is made to attach to your natural teeth with devices called precision attachments. Precision attachments are generally more esthetic than clasps.

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Smoking Makes Root Canals Likelier

People Who Smoke at Least 12 Years Most Vulnerable

Research shows that smokers are more likely than nonsmokers to get root canals.
Root canals are done when a tooth's dental pulp -- which includes nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue -- becomes infected and inflamed. The infected tissue is removed, and then the hollow area is cleansed and filled to prevent the infection's return.

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Tooth Replacement Options: Dental Implants, Bridges, and Dentures

There are several options available to you if you've lost one or more teeth.
Millions of adults have lost one or more of their teeth due to oral diseases (such as cavities or gum disease) or injury. Missing teeth can make chewing difficult, cause problems speaking, and impact a person's sense of self-esteem. That's why seeing a dentist about tooth replacements, which may include dental implants, bridges, or dentures, can be an important part of maintaining your dental health.
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Stopped flossing? Teeth still vital to overall health
(CNN)Your teeth are more than just something to chew and smile with. Research is increasingly showing that they can have an effect on your overall health.
Many Americans think their poor oral health is holding them back. In a 2015 survey by the American Dental Association, 20% of low-income adults said their mouths and teeth were in bad condition, and 20% of all adults said their unhealthy mouths caused them anxiety, according to Marko Vujicic, chief economist for the association's Health Policy Institute, who helped conduct the survey.
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Dental coverage may be yanked under GOP health care plan

(CNN)As Republicans hash out the details of their health plans, dental associations around the country are looking nervously at the future. It has been little talked about, but the dental coverage that children receive and the coverage some adults get through their state's Medicaid plans and those offered on exchanges could soon disappear.
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Tooth Reshaping and Dental Contouring
Tooth reshaping, or dental contouring, is a conservative and inexpensive option to help improve the appearance of your smile.
Do you have a minor defect in your pearly whites that you’d like to erase? Seeing your dentist about tooth reshaping, also called dental contouring, could be the answer.
“Tooth reshaping and dental contouring are cosmetic dentistry procedures that deal with subtle changes to the teeth,” says Kimberly Harms, DDS, consumer advisor and spokesperson for the American Dental Association. "But sometimes little changes can make a big difference.”
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Can I Replace My Teeth with Dentures?
As long as you are in good general health, you can have your teeth removed and dentures made. The real issue is whether this is the right decision for you.
This critical decision must be made when you are pain free and not focused on other distractions. During stressful periods, people sometimes make hasty or wrong decisions. My first suggestion is that you seek counsel from an honest, passionate, and educated general dentist who can advise you of the pros and cons of dentures versus saving your natural teeth. You need to have a full examination, a full set of X-rays, and a lengthy examination.

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