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Archive for December 2015

About Gum Diseases

What’s the Difference Between Gingivitis and Periodontitis? Gingivitis. ~itis usually refers to ‘inflammation’ and ‘Gingivae’ is the origin for gums. So ‘Gum + Inflammation’. Gingivitis is usually seen in patients before it progresses to Periodontitis (perio = periodontium/support structures of the teeth like bone & gums). When bacteria or infection is not cleaned away from…

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About Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is also known as dental caries, dental cavities, holes, broken teeth and soft teeth. It occurs when your tooth is exposed to acid for too long, and the acid literally eats away at the hard structure of tooth and melts it away to a soft – wet-soap-like consistency. Usually bacteria in your mouth…

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