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Man with Inflamed Gums - Dr. Nicholas S. St. George DDS

Does Gum Disease Cause Heart Disease?

It may contribute to heart disease development. A heart disease is a medical condition that affects both men and women. It’s also the leading cause of death in the US and around the world. It’s found that patients suffering from a periodontal disease are more likely to develop a heart disease. The risk is even

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Gums Can Hurt After Flossing - Dr. Nicholas S. St. George DDS

My Gums Bleed When I Floss

Some people experience bleeding gums when they floss. Bleeding gums when flossing can happen any time, even if you have your teeth cleaned professionally. But bleeding gums are still cause for concern. If your gums bleed when you floss, you may have periodontal disease, a gum disease that requires a visit to your dentist. What

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Broken White Tooth Design Flat - Dr. Nicholas S. St. George DDS

Why Does Tooth Decay Happen?

When harmful bacteria in your mouth produce acids, they eat away your tooth’s dentin, leading to a hole in your tooth, which is commonly known as a cavity. If you leave it untreated, it could cause infection and pain and may result in tooth loss. Your tooth has outer, middle, and center layers. The more

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Does Teeth Whitening Actually Work?

Americans are spending more than a billion dollars on teeth whitening products to eliminate the effects of coffee, red wine, and cigarettes. But is tooth whitening worth it? Does it actually work? There are two types of teeth whitening: in-office and at-home bleaching options. The former is more effective than the latter because your dentist

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Do Dental Fillings Need to be Replaced?

Dental fillings can last for many years, but they do often need to be replaced. Some old fillings may require replacement while others may not. New fillings that have been on your teeth for several months may need replacement. The only person who knows when fillings need to be replaced is your dentist. Possible Reasons

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Man with Inflamed Gums - Dr. Nicholas S. St. George DDS

Why Does My Dental Bridge Keep Falling Off?

“Why does my dental bridge keep falling off?” It’s one of the questions that we hear from new patients. There are several reasons your dental bridge may fall off, including retention and fit. Retention Your dental bridge may fall off if it is adhered to a shorter or smaller tooth. It can also be a

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Broken White Tooth Design Flat - Dr. Nicholas S. St. George DDS

My Tooth Fell Out

“What should I do if my tooth fell out?” It’s an unsettling experience. Although it can be an embarrassing situation, it’s crucial that you see Dr. Nicholas S. St. George right away. Your tooth might have fallen out, but he might be able to save your tooth as long as you follow the proper procedures.

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Gums Can Hurt After Flossing - Dr. Nicholas S. St. George DDS

Can Flossing Help a Toothache?

Can flossing help a toothache? Yes, it can only if a toothache is caused by food particles sticking between your teeth. On the other hand, if dental cavities cause a toothache, you need to see your dentist. Since flossing lowers risk of tooth decay, you should floss regularly to avoid dental cavities that lead to

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My Tooth Broke While I Was Flossing

If your tooth broke while you were flossing, then it could be a sign of decay or something is weakening your tooth that a simple flossing can break it apart. What you must do is to visit your dentist as soon as possible. A broken tooth is the result of your tooth enamel breaking. Enamel

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Why Does My Dental Crown Hurt?

Some of you may assume that when you get a crown, you’ll never have to suffer from a toothache again. But a crowned tooth is still susceptible to pain as other teeth. The pain may develop after the crown has been inserted or a few years later. Possible Causes If the pain develops after a

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