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Cavities are holes that form in the teeth due to decay. They are a common yet highly preventable dental problem. Cavities are caused when bacteria, acids, foods, and other substances turn into plaque. If the plaque is not removed, it hardens and b...[read article]

Tests for Tooth Decay

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Dental X-rays are images of your teeth that your dentist uses to evaluate your oral health. These X-rays involve using low levels of radiation to capture images of ...  More
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Dental Examination
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Medical Procedures for Tooth Decay

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Tooth Crowning
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Restoration of Tooth by Filling
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Surgical Procedures for Tooth Decay

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A root canal is a procedure used to remove the soft center of the tooth-the pulp. The pulp is made up of nerves, connective tissue, and blood vessels that help the ...  More
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Tooth Extraction
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Prescribed Medications for Tooth Decay

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SODIUM FLUORIDE (SOE dee um FLOOR ide) gel is used to prevent tooth decay. It also helps to decrease sensitivity of the teeth.  More
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SODIUM FLUORIDE (SOE dee um FLOOR ide) is a mineral that strengthens tooth enamel. It helps to prevent dental decay and is also used as a fluoride supplement.  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Tooth Decay

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SODIUM FLUORIDE (SOE dee um FLOOR ide) gel is used to prevent tooth decay. It also helps to decrease sensitivity of the teeth.  More
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Herbs and Supplements for Tooth Decay What's this?

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Betel nut use refers to a combination of three ingredients: the nut of the betel palm ( Areca catechu ), part of the Piper betel vine, and lime. Anecdotal repo...  More
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Green tea is made from the dried leaves of Camellia sinensis , a perennial evergreen shrub. Green tea has a long history of use, dating back to China approximately ...  More
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Lactobacilli are bacteria that normally live in the human small intestine and vagina. Lactobacillus acidophilus is generally considered to be beneficial because it ...  More
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