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Healthy teeth look straight and white and are seated properly in healthy gums. When teeth look unhealthy, it is typically due to yellowed enamel on the teeth's surface or to problems with the gums, including swelling, ga... More »

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Brushing removes food and plaque, which is a transparent sticky substance, from the surface of teeth. The removal is important due to bacteria found within plaque. If allowed to remain on the teeth, bacteria begin to att... More »

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There are several ways to strengthen teeth. These methods include regular brushing, attending periodic dental checkups, avoiding sugary foods, consuming foods rich in calcium, eating foods rich in vitamins and minerals, ... More »

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The best treatment for sore gums is a combination of regular brushing and flossing, flushing the mouth with an antigingivitis or antibacterial mouthwash, and scheduling a cleaning for the teeth, according to WebMD. Gingi... More »

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The best remedy for bad breath is to clean the teeth and gums regularly. Bad breath is referred to as halitosis. People with bad breath commonly lack confidence, and it is often a source of great embarrassment. More »

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Hydrogen peroxide is safe for teeth and gums, and it is commonly used as a whitening agent in toothpaste or on its own, according to HowStuffWorks. People also use a combination of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide as a ... More »

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Wisdom teeth, also known as the third molars, should erupt from the gums between the ages of 17 and 25. When wisdom teeth emerge healthy and whole, they are a strong tool for grinding nuts and hard pieces of food. Most w... More »

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