It often begins without you realizing it. Spreading ever deeper into the gums and damaging tissue attachments, teeth, and supporting bone in its way. In the end, it could cause you to lose your teeth. This is periodontal (gum) disease, a bacterial infection caused by dental plaque, a thin biofilm that accumulates on tooth surfaces. […]

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We instinctively know when a smile looks normal—and when it doesn’t. It could be that something simply looks out of place, like crooked teeth. But we might also notice when something is missing—as with one or both of the canine teeth. The canine teeth align just under the eyes and are recognizable by their pointed ends. […]

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Generations have depended on dentures to effectively and affordably replace lost teeth. But they have a major weakness: They contribute to jawbone loss that creates mouth and facial problems and can also ruin a denture’s fit. Bone loss is a normal consequence of losing teeth. The biting forces are normally generated when we chew to […]

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The NBA’s reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo may seem unstoppable, but he proved no match for a troubled tooth. Antetokounmpo, the self-proclaimed “Greek Freak,” missed one of the final three 2020 regular season games for a dental issue that resulted in last-minute oral surgery. According to a Milwaukee Bucks spokesperson, the star underwent “a root-canal-like procedure.” […]

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