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When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body. However, because it doesn’t have …
When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which might also take into account …
When you’re looking to improve your smile, you thankfully have a lot of different options to choose from. One of the options that gets overlooked though, is dental veneers. These are a great choice for people with surface stains on their teeth, or other imperfections that need a bit of love. But do you know …
Have you noticed that your back teeth, or your molars and premolars, appear different than your other teeth not only because they are larger but also because they have ridges known as cusps? The cusps are responsible for helping you to chew and grind the food you eat so that it’s easier to digest. While …
A consistent daily oral hygiene routine is important for maintaining a healthy mouth. It involves carefully brushing your teeth each morning and evening with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. You also need to make a concentrated effort to floss between each of your teeth and along the gumline at least once per day. Some …
Caring for your TMJ properly includes making sure you are aware of all causes of TMJ disorders and the appropriate treatments that can be used. A TMJ disorder, also referred to as a temporomandibular joint disorder, occurs when damage has occurred to the complex ball and socket joints within your jaw. Frequently asked questions regarding …
Did you know that seemingly innocuous tasks in your life could potentially be leading to severe dental damage? Several oral health risks arise from our day-to-day activities that over time could destroy your smile. If that wasn’t enough, there are also several incidents involved with poor oral health linked to immediate dental damage from risks …
Peer pressure is often associated with the teen years. This is because individuals often associate risks in their lives with social success. However, these risk factors and peer pressure hazards can slowly damage your smile and set your oral health back decades. To ensure your smile can thrive for the rest of your life, exercise …
Are you aware of your food choices for your teeth? Did you know there are foods that can improve the health of your teeth? Our dentists at Key Dental Group in Madison, Mississippi are experts and are happy to share you with some healthy foods that benefit your smile and overall body. The foods you …
  It’s always a good idea to assess the oral health of each individual tooth to determine if any restorations or repairs are required. If a tooth suffers from dental damage, it is important to make sure it is treated, so further health risks do not occur. It may be possible to save severely damaged …

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