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Saliva keeps bad bacteria in check

May 29, 2018

Why does our body’s immune system allow bacteria to grow in our mouth? We know that the mouth contains over 700 types of bacteria. They grow on the tongue, cheek, gums and teeth. Most of the bacteria are harmless when it comes to our health. The bacteria that cause us problems such as tooth decay […]

What to Do When a Tooth Breaks

May 21, 2018

Dear Dr. Reitz: I recently broke a tooth chewing gum on a Friday evening. The tooth split in half, leaving a loose attached piece that was painful when chewing. I was careful eating until my dentist’s office opened on Monday morning. My dentist said the tooth is too broken to repair, so an implant is […]

Baby’s First Teeth

May 14, 2018

Dear Dr. Reitz: I am pregnant with my first child, due in July. What do I need to know about proper care of my child’s first teeth? – Michelle Dear Michelle: Congratulations on entering into parenthood. Many of the early decisions you make will have a long-term impact on your child’s oral health. Some studies […]

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