Dental & Oral

Tooth Injuries

Tooth Injuries

Summary Tooth injuries may include damage to teeth as a result of falls, accidents and other mishaps. These injuries can cause teeth to become chipped, cracked, partially displaced or completely dislodged from the socket in the mouth. In most cases, a tooth injury requires the care of a dentist or other medical professional. The severity …

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Tooth Decay

Tooth Decay

Also called: Dental Caries Summary Tooth decay is the destruction of tooth enamel by dental plaque that causes holes known as cavities. It strikes people of all ages, but is particularly prevalent in children ages 5 to 17 years, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A sticky film called dental plaque …

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Bruxism

Bruxism

Also called: Teeth Grinding, Clenching Summary Bruxism refers to a chronic clenching of the jaws and grinding of the teeth. The habit is most common in children under the age of 5, but adults also engage in bruxism. Bruxism tends to occur most often during deep sleep, particularly in the early part of the night. …

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Tooth Injuries in Children

Tooth Injuries in Children

Summary Tooth injuries in children may include damage to teeth as a result of falls, accidents and other mishaps. These injuries can cause teeth to become chipped, cracked, partially displaced or completely dislodged from the socket in the mouth. The consequences of a child’s tooth injury depend on the nature and severity of the injury, …

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Also called: Severe Early Childhood Caries, Bottle Mouth, Early Childhood Tooth Decay Summary Baby bottle tooth decay is a condition in which children develop cavities very early in life. In most cases, it results from tooth damage caused by too much exposure to sweetened liquids in a baby bottle. However, children are also at risk …

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