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When Is a “Cavity” Not a Cavity?

August 26, 2021

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Is this a trick question? After all, you and your family probably already know quite a lot about cavities: It all begins when bacteria-filled plaque sticks to teeth and starts to attack enamel. How? Because the bacteria in plaque use the sugars and other foods we eat to produce acids. These acids gradually weaken teeth…
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When do children usually lose their baby teeth?

August 12, 2021

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Many parents worry that their children’s teeth are not falling out on time. A lot of concerned parents want to know: When will my child lose his or her first baby tooth? At what age should the last tooth fall out? Is there a specific order in which the teeth are lost? A child’s 20 baby…
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My toothbrush did what?

July 29, 2021

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If you were to put your toothbrush bristles under a high-powered microscope, what you would see might give you nightmares: millions of bacteria, busily crawling up and down your toothbrush bristles, consuming proteins that came from your mouth, and still clinging to the bristles even after you’ve rinsed them with water. Rinsing your toothbrush after…
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