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Illustrations: How A Tooth Decays

Illustrations: How A Tooth Decays Healthy Tooth Enamel is the hard outer crystal-like layer. Dentin is the softer layer beneath the enamel. The pulp chamber contains nerves and blood vessels and is considered the living part of the tooth. White Spots Bacteria that are exposed to sugars or carbohydrates can make acid, which attacks the […]

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Apicoectomy

What Is It? Your teeth are held in place by roots that extend into your jawbone. Front teeth usually have one root. Other teeth, such as your premolars and molars, have two or more roots. The tip of each root is called the apex. Nerves and blood vessels enter the tooth through the apex, travel […]

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Cracked Tooth Syndrome

What Is It? Unlike teeth with obvious fractures, teeth with cracked tooth syndrome usually have fractures that are too small to be seen on X-rays. Sometimes the fracture is below the gum line, making it even more difficult to identify. Cracked tooth syndrome more often occurs in molars, usually lower molars, which absorb most of […]

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Cheilosis/Cheilitis

What Is It? Cheilosis (also called cheilitis) is a painful inflammation and cracking of the corners of the mouth. It sometimes occurs on only one side of the mouth, but usually involves both sides. This disorder occurs most frequently in people with ill-fitting dentures that fail to adequately separate the upper and lower jaws. People […]

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Canker Sores

What Is It? This disease causes painful, round ulcers to develop on the linings of the cheeks and lips, the tongue or the base of the gums. The tendency to develop these ulcers is inherited. Ulcers also can be associated with other diseases, particularly connective tissue diseases such as lupus or Behçet’s syndrome, which cause […]

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Bruxism – Teeth Grinding

What Is It? Bruxism is clenching or grinding your teeth, often without being aware that your are doing it. In the United States, bruxism affects an estimated 30 to 40 million children and adults. Some people grind their teeth only during sleep; this condition is called “nocturnal bruxism” or “sleep-related bruxism.” Others grind their teeth […]

Can Medication Have an Effect on My Oral Health?

Can Medication Have an Effect on My Oral Health? Yes, medications can have oral side effects — dry mouth being the most common. Be sure to tell your dentist about any medications that you’re taking, even medicines that you purchase without a prescription. These are the types of medications that will often produce dry mouth: […]

A Closer Look at Cavities

Follow the development of a cavity and learn how minor changes to your daily routine can help protect your smile. For more information, please call Dr. Jeffrey Fester in Roswell, GA, 770.587.4202 to schedule a free consultation.

How to Care for Children’s Teeth

How to Care for Children’s Teeth This short video teaches you the correct way to brush children’s teeth giving them a healthy start toward a lifetime of good oral health. For more information, please call Dr. Jeffrey Fester in Roswell, GA, 770.587.4202 to schedule a free consultation.