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PLAQUE: What Is It And What Causes It?

Dental plaque is a biofilm or mass of bacteria that grows on surfaces within the mouth. It is a sticky colourless deposit at first, but when it forms tartar, it is often brown or pale yellow. It can develop on teeth above the gum line (supragingival), below the gum line on the roots of teeth (subgingival) and along the gum line (gingival)....

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The short answer is that you are never too old for Invisalign®. Regardless of age, as long as your teeth are healthy, Invisalign® can help straighten them. Taking action—even later in life-- can help prevent future oral health problems, including bad breath, bleeding gums, and tooth loss....

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There are pros and cons to whitening your teeth in-office or at home. For great results fast, in-office whitening is ideal as it will only take one to two hours. Home teeth whitening, on the other hand, may take two weeks of one to two hour daily applications. Some patients start with in-office and continue the teeth whitening at home....

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Wisdom teeth are often called the third molars. They become problematic when they become impacted. When impacted, wisdom teeth -- which are at the back of the mouth – do not have enough room to emerge or develop normally....

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When are dental crowns used?

Dental crowns, sometimes called dental caps, are used to protect weak teeth, restore broken teeth, prevent cracked teeth from breaking further, and support teeth that have large fillings. Crowns are also used to hold dental bridges in place....

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