Posts Tagged: UofL School of Dentistry

Could certain foods and drinks be eroding your teeth

Although the thought of an acid in your mouth is unsettling, 20-to-45-percent of adults in the United States show signs of acid erosion on their teeth. The exposure of our teeth to an acid can cause loss of enamel and eventually the dentin or inner layer of the tooth, creating significant problems. There are two categories…
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Healthy gums support strong teeth

Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the gum tissue and bone supporting the teeth, according to the American Academy of Periodontology. If left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss. Research has shown that periodontal disease is associated with other chronic inflammatory diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. One out of every two…
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What to do about missing or damaged teeth

Have you ever wondered what to do if you lose a permanent tooth or have a significant space between teeth? Or have you questioned whether you can change a denture or feel more comfortable in a partial or complete denture? In the United States, an estimated 120 million people are missing at least one tooth,…
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