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Highland Family Dental: Renton Dentist Dr. Stephen Cho, DDS
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Should you have your wisdom teeth removed?
Jennifer Flach was a college junior when her wisdom teeth started making themselves known. "My other teeth started moving around," she remembers. "The wisdom teeth were pushing out and undoing some of the orthodontic work I had done in high school." At the ...
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Severe Tooth Pain? Here's What You Can Do
Any injury to the gums or teeth can be very painful. In some cases, however, the cause of severe dental pain is not obvious. For example, pain that comes on suddenly may be caused by particles of food that got lodged in a cavity and have started to irritate...
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Keys to Controlling Bad Breath
If you’re serious about learning what’s causing your bad breath, consider scheduling an appointment with your dental professional. Given your full medical and dental history along with an oral examination, your dentist should be able to identify the culprit...
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Injured Tooth - What Should I Do?
How Do I Know if I Need Treatment? As with any trauma to the mouth, you should consult with your dentist immediately to determine if treatment is required. The dentist will examine the affected area and may take X-rays. If you are in pain from a broken, cra...
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Periodontal Disease: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
It is estimated that 35.7 million Americans are living with a bacterial infection of the gums known as periodontal disease. This infection attacks the tissue that keeps your teeth attached to your gums. On average, more than 500 species of bacteria live in ...
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Diastemas and Treatment Options
What is a Diastema and How do I Treat It? A diastema is an area of extra space between two or more teeth. The two front teeth of the upper jaw area is where diastema is most frequently seen. Many children experience diastema as primary teeth fall out, thoug...
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