What Causes Cavities?


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Dental caries, or cavities, begin with a tiny hole in the tooth enamel. As time progresses, the hole becomes larger and more tooth structure becomes decayed. In the worst-case scenario, the decay progresses and attacks the nerve center of the tooth. But what causes cavities to form in the first place?

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Your Teeth and Aging: Keep Your Healthy Smile


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Thanks to improvements in dental care, members of the baby boom generation have a much better chance of keeping their natural teeth than previous generations. Even though, as you age the daily wear and tear on your teeth does take a toll, there is plenty you can do to maintain your healthy smile.

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Why Good Oral Hygiene Is Important for Boomers


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Thanks to improvements in dental care, members of the baby boom generation have a much better chance of keeping their natural teeth than previous generations. Even though, as you age the daily wear and tear on your teeth does take a toll, there is plenty you can do to maintain your healthy smile.

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What is Halitosis and Why Do You Get It?


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Have you ever have bad breath? It’s fairly common. Even if you aren’t aware of it, other people may notice and let you know. It may be subtle – a step away from you as you speak – or a direct complaint that your breath is bad. When a patient asks me what causes their bad breath, here’s what I say: 

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How to Keep Your Healthy Smile With Aging Teeth


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Thanks to improvements in dental care, members of the baby boom generation have a much better chance of keeping their natural teeth than previous generations. Even though, as you age the daily wear and tear on your teeth does take a toll, there is plenty you can do to maintain your healthy smile.

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How to Keep Your Healthy Smile as You Age


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Have you noticed that, as you age, your teeth begin to look old?  With aging, our teeth tend to become darker and the edges of the front teeth wear, creating an older looking smile. Your chronological age doesn’t have to stand between you and a pleasing appearance. Thanks to improvements in dental care, members of the baby boom generation have a much better chance of maintaining their natural teeth than previous generations

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3 Things You Should Know About Bad Breath


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Do you have bad breath?  You may not always be aware that your breath has an unpleasant odor. But other people may notice and let you know. It may be subtle – a step away from you as you speak – or a direct complaint that your breath is bad. 

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Dentist in Capitol Hill DC: Your Teeth Can Last Your Lifetime


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Thanks to improvements in dental care, members of the baby boom generation have a much better chance of keeping their natural teeth than previous generations. While it’s always important to maintain proper oral hygiene, specific issues of aging do affect oral health and require additional attention.

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