Brushing too hard can cause enamel to be worn away and this could result in having sensitive teeth

What are sensitive teeth?
Having sensitive teeth can mean anything from getting a mild twinge to having severe discomfort that can continue for several hours. It can also be an early warning sign of more serious dental problems.

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Navigating The 'Aisle Of Confusion' To Whiten Your Teeth Listen· 3:11

Surface stains from things like coffee, tea, tobacco and red wine can be lightened with routine brushing, flossing and professional cleaning in the dental office. But deeper stains that come with age and damage to the tooth require bleaching agents or veneers.

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What advice should you give about finishing a course of antibiotics for dental infections?

A BMJ opinion piece that questioned the existing medical advice about taking a full course of antibiotics to treat infection hit the headlines recently. Of course, the tabloids relished giving doctors a dressing down about the validity of their health advice, yet again.

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Lessons from endodontics: Advantages of adopting new imaging technologies

New dental technologies are constantly being developed, and clinicians must decide which innovations best fit their individual needs. I pride myself on being on the “leading” edge of technology, but not the “bleeding” edge. This means I implement products that are supported by scientific research and proven to be clinically viable. In this article, I am going to share products and technologies that have helped distinguish my practice, particularly in regard to visualization.

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Trends in dental caries in children and adolescents according to poverty status in the United States from 1999 through 2004 and from 2011 through 2014

Except for a small increase in caries prevalence in young children from 1999 through 2004, the prevalence of pediatric caries in the United States has remained consistent for the past 3 decades.

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Healthy Foods List: Seven Best Foods For Your Teeth

When it comes to the health of your teeth, you really are what you eat. Sugary foods, such as candy and soda, contribute to tooth decay. One of the first areas to decline when your diet is less than ideal is your oral health, according to the American Dental Association (ADA). Use this healthy foods list to improve your diet and the health of your mouth.

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Grape juice is more erosive than orange juice

The low cost and availability of acidic fruit juices, fruit drinks and carbonated beverages encourage their consumption, and this may lead to elevated prevalence of dental erosion. Researchers at the Federal University of Santa Catarina recently evaluated the chemical characteristics of grape and orange juice and their erosive potential in the decrease of microhardness and the loss of enamel structure.

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The Money You Lose from Not Flossing Your Teeth Will Make Your Jaw Drop

Bad health habits, like not flossing, hurt your physical and mental mojo—and pummel your wallet. Stay far ahead of these big-time money and wellness suckers. Note: All costs are average.

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Serial extractions: Using a tooth-supported surgical guide to treat edentulous dental implant overdenture cases

Using a technique called serial extractions, Murtaza Paghdiwala, DMD, presents a case study showing how a tooth-supported 3-D printed surgical guide—based on optical and CBCT scans—can be used to treat edentulous dental implant overdenture cases. Among the benefits of this protocol is that the patient does not have to be without teeth at any time during treatment.

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