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In 1985 archeologists unearthed what may be evidence of the world’s oldest root canal. A 2,000-year-old skull discovered in Israel’s Negev Desert had a tooth with a fine bronze wire, one-tenth of an inch long, inserted into the nerve cavity!
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Soft drinks are especially damaging to your tooth structure when you drink them slowly or over long periods of time, as it exposes your teeth to repeated sugar and acid attacks.
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When traditional root canal therapy can’t save a tooth, endodontic surgery, known as an apicoectomy, may be recommended. During an apicoectomy the endodontist will remove a tiny portion of the end of the root, then carefully seal it to save the tooth and prevent any subsequent problems.
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Nearly 40 million adults in the United States suffer from some degree of dentin hypersensitivity. Cringing when you eat or drink certain foods or beverages, or when a cold wind blows against your teeth, can be due to gum recession or teeth that are worn down from over aggressive tooth brushing, tooth grinding, or chemical erosion from a diet high in acidic foods or beverages.
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Ongoing stem cell research may offer a new approach to endodontic care. Researchers are working on stem cell therapy that may one day regenerate dental pulp that has been damaged by injury or disease.
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The human mouth is home to a huge variety of microbes - over 700 different strains of bacteria have been detected! While many bacteria are beneficial or harmless, some are responsible for dental disease and other harmful conditions.
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A healthy smile can affect your overall health too - more than 90% of all systemic diseases (affecting organs and systems in the body) may manifest symptoms in the oral cavity.
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Did you know that enamel is your body's strongest tissue? Tooth enamel has the highest percentage of minerals at 96%, and is even tougher than your bones.
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It’s important to pay attention to what your tooth pain is trying to tell you. https://www.aae.org/patients/dental-symptoms/tooth-pain/
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