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The Role of Saliva

The average person produces over 25,000 liters of saliva over the course of a lifetime! That’s enough spit to fill two swimming pools. While you may not think much about your saliva in terms of your health, it actually plays some critical roles. Too little saliva (“dry mouth”) can be detrimental for your dental health, leaving you vulnerable to decay, bad breath and eating difficulties.
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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Smile

Taking steps to protect and improve your smile in 2017 can make a dramatic difference in your health and quality of life. Healthy teeth and gums promote better body health and allow you to smile with greater confidence. Your smile is a powerful asset, what are you going to do this year to take care of it?
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The Power of a Smile

Do you constantly hide your smile, or try to avoid smiling at all? If the aesthetics of your teeth are what is causing you to hold back, cosmetic dentistry should be on your radar. There are countless services in cosmetic dentistry to correct gapped, discolored, chipped and misshapen teeth. You can gain improved self-confidence and freely allow yourself to smile. A smile is not only the most noticeable facial expression, but it is also one of the most powerful.
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A Closer Look at Gum Disease Progression

Periodontal (gum) disease is a serious oral condition. It is essentially a bacterial infection that can present itself as puffy or bleeding gums, but quickly progress to gum recession, bone loss and tooth loss if left untreated. The initial culprit to gum disease is plaque. When hygiene efforts fall behind and plaque remains on the tooth surface, the gums become irritate and infected with bacteria. As the infection penetrates deeper below the gum line, it gets more and more challenging to treat.
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Tips to Prevent Tooth Enamel Loss

The enamel of your tooth is the strongest substance in your entire body. It serves as a protective layer for your tooth. Without enamel, the inner tooth structure is vulnerable to decay, infection and damage. Unfortunately, your tooth enamel is not invincible. It can wear thin or erode over time, which greatly compromises your oral health. While your tooth enamel is not able to grow back once it is gone, there are ways you can prevent its loss. In fact, what you consume and how you consume it has a dramatic impact on tooth enamel loss.
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5 Steps To Prevent Oral Cancer

In the United States, nearly 100 people receive a diagnosis of oral cancer each day. Mouth cancer includes cancer of any part of the oral cavity, from your lips to the back of your throat. Oral cancer is one of the most deadly cancers, not because it’s not treatable but because it is often detected too late.
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Teething Timeline: Infancy to Young Adult

As a parent, it helps to be informed about your child’s teething schedule so that you know when to expect those new pearly whites. At Marbella Dentistry, your child’s smile is important to us, beginning from the time the first tooth emerges until the last set of molars emerge in young adulthood.
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Maximizing Your Teeth Whitening Results

Teeth whitening is one of the quickest and most affordable ways to improve your smile appearance. White teeth can make you feel more confident, look younger and even boost your professional career. However, professional teeth whitening is not a permanent solution. In other words, your teeth can become stained and discolored again over time.
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Wisdom Teeth: More Harm Than Good

When it comes to wisdom teeth, the buzz is often negative. In fact, wisdom teeth are known for causing more harm than good. Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars to emerge. The trouble is, they commonly erupt incorrectly. Lack of jaw space is usually to blame for wisdom teeth malfunction.
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Root Canals Explained

Hearing the term “root canal” may make you cringe. However, it is important to understand that a root canal is no more painful than getting a cavity filled. In fact, root canal therapy is likely your only chance at saving your tooth and alleviating your relentless toothache.
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