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Oral Health Made Simple: Your Prescription For Knowledge
 PREVENT PROBLEMS
Small BoxAll About Cavities
Small BoxBrushing and Flossing
Small BoxFluoride
Small BoxMouth-Healthy Eating
Small BoxSealants
Small BoxTaking Care of Your Teeth
Small BoxTobacco
Small BoxYour Dental Visit
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 CONDITIONS
Small BoxBad Breath
Small BoxCavities
Small BoxCold Sores
Small BoxDry Mouth
Small BoxImpacted Tooth
Small BoxSensitive Teeth
Small BoxTMJ
Small BoxTooth Discoloration
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 TREATMENTS
Small BoxCrowns
Small BoxDentures
Small BoxFillings: The Basics
Small BoxGum Surgery
Small BoxImplants
Small BoxRoot Canal Treatment
Small BoxScaling and Root Planing
Small BoxWhitening
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 GENERAL TOPICS
Small BoxControlling Pain
Small BoxCosmetic Dentistry
Small BoxEmergencies
Small BoxFill, Repair, Replace
Small BoxKids And Teens
Small BoxOral Health and Your Body
Small BoxOrthodontics
Small BoxPeriodontics
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Step 1 Prevent ProblemsSimplestepsPrevent Problems
Step 2 Understand ConditionsSimplestepsUnderstand Conditions
Step 3 Explore TreatmentsSimplestepsExplore Treatments

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Learn what's available these days to straighten teeth or to help them grow in straight. How early should your child visit an orthodontist?
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Orthodontics: Braces and Morearrow pointing right
Learn what orthodontics can do to help give you an inviting smile.
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Space Maintainers for Premature Tooth Lossarrow pointing right
If a baby tooth is lost too early, a space maintainer can hold the space open and guide the permanent tooth into place.
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Oral Hygiene for the Orthodontic Patientarrow pointing right
People undergoing orthodontic treatment need to be dedicated to good oral hygiene.
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You're Never Too Old for Bracesarrow pointing right
These days, 20% to 25% of orthodontic patients are adults, and more than half of those are women.
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Diastemaarrow pointing right
A diastema is a gap between two teeth.
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Columbia Commentary:
Do You Have To Lose Teeth To Fix a Bad Bite?
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Is it really necessary to pull teeth to correct a "bad bite"? It depends.
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Early Orthodontics May Mean Less Treatment Laterarrow pointing right
More and more children are undergoing orthodontic treatment early to correct problems as teeth develop.
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