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Cost of dental care

Dental care can be expensive and patients must often pay for it themselves. This article explains the different ways in which to pay for dental care.

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Dental care

Trusted information on how to take care of your teeth.

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Dental care tips

To avoid future dental problems, you need to take good care of your teeth and gums. Find out how to keep your mouth healthy and to prevent cavities.

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Teeth cleaning

Tooth brushing stops plaque build-up and prevents cavities. Find out how to brush, floss and wash your teeth and mouth to keep them healthy.

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Tooth abscess

A tooth abscess develops when the root of the tooth becomes infected. Find out how to prevent a tooth abscess and when to see a dentist.

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Tooth decay

Tooth decay occurs when a cavity develops in your tooth. It can affect people of all ages. However, tooth decay can be prevented as well as treated.

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Wisdom teeth

Your wisdom teeth usually grow through by your twenties, but can sometimes cause pain if there is not enough room in your gums. Learn more here.

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Dental fillings

Dental fillings are an early treatment to fill a hole or cavity in your tooth. Various materials can be used as fillings. Learn more here.

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Root canal treatment

A root canal treatment can save an infected or damaged tooth. Here’s what’s involved and a list of signs and symptoms indicating it may be needed.

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How your baby's teeth develop

Baby teeth start to come through the gums at about 6 months and have usually all appeared by 2 to 3 years of age. Learn how to care for baby teeth.

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