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Why Are My Gums Swollen?

Diagnosing and Treating Gum Pain and Swelling If you have experienced swollen, irritated and inflamed gums, you’re probably familiar with the feelings of discomfort that come along for the ride. While you’re experiencing discomfort, you might be wondering what causes swollen gums in the first place. Possible Catalysts This might be due to gingivitis or,…

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Signs You Need Braces

If your teeth are improperly aligned, your dentist may recommend that you get braces. This process can be time-consuming, inconvenient, and expensive, but orthodontics are highly successful. Getting braces will leave you with a dazzling smile and a plethora of oral health benefits. If you see the signs you need braces, or you want to…

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What is Tooth Enamel?

Tooth enamel is the thin, hard, mineral-rich tissue that covers and protects the outside of the tooth. Enamel is not visible to the naked eye.  Counter to popular belief, enamel is not responsible for a tooth’s color, but it is essential in protecting teeth from decay.   Half an hour after eating or drinking, your tooth…