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C Sue VanBlaricum
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Dentist Lafayette TN
Dentist Lafayette TN

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What to do if your tooth cracks
While our teeth are normally very strong, they can crack for a number of reasons. Reasons could include tooth decay, trauma/injury, grinding of the teeth or a stress fracture. Sometimes, our jaw may be stronger than our teeth and the teeth can fracture when...
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What dentists are doing to improve services for older adults
As people are living longer and enjoying good health for many years, dentists are increasingly offering improved services to recognize the special needs of older adults. This growing segment of the population is wearing fewer dentures and they are keeping t...
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Root canal treatment
Root canal therapy is an important treatment that can save a tooth with a diseased nerve and which in the past would probably have needed to be removed. Inside each tooth is the ‘pulp’ which runs like a thread down through the root and provides nutrients an...
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Dental plaque – what it is and how to avoid it
You’ve probably heard people talking about plaque and maybe you’ve some idea of what it is. But its useful to know a bit more about it so that you can do whats necessary to minimize the risks. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on teeth and gums...
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Dry mouth is a common problem that can harm your teeth
If your saliva flow is reduced, this can cause dry mouth which often leads to increased tooth and gum problems. Dry mouth known as xerostomia – is a common problem especially among older adults. Its caused by certain medical disorders and is often a side ef...
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Your options if you have many missing or damaged teeth
People who have not followed adequate dental care for some years may have already lost most of their teeth and feel a little hopeless. Sometimes they ask a dentist to remove the remaining teeth as they are often broken and have deep cavities. It’s true that...
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Preventing tooth decay in babies and infants
The habits of good dental care should begin as early as possible and it’s important to take steps to avoid problems with infants and children. Children need strong, healthy teeth to chew their food and baby teeth also keep a space in the jaw for the adult t...
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Treating Sensitive Teeth
Sensitive teeth is a common problem that causes many people to feel discomfort with hot or cold foods and drinks. It can also make it uncomfortable to brush or floss the teeth and therefore can lead to further oral problems. However, sensitive teeth can be ...
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The power of panormaic x-rays
X-rays are extremely valuable for helping dentists identify issues that may not show up on normal oral examination. The three most common types of dental X-rays are the bitewing, periapical and panoramic X-rays. Panoramic X-rays give a broad overview of the...
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Why cavities aren't just for kids
Tooth decay or cavities result from destruction of the tooth enamel and can lead to a range of problems from toothache to bad breath. Cavities occur when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches) such as milk, sugared drinks, cakes or candy are f...
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