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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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Dental problems

Trusted information on problems that affect your teeth.

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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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Gum disease

Gum disease is caused by plaque and occurs when the tissue that surrounds and supports your teeth becomes infected. Learn what to do here.

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Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

This group of genetic conditions affects the nervous system, usually the hand and foot muscles first. It worsens, but some therapies are effective.

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Teeth grinding

Teeth grinding (bruxsim) is a fairly common behaviour. There are ways to protect your teeth from damage, and the condition is treatable.

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Neuromuscular system

The neuromuscular system includes all the muscles in the body and the nerves serving them. Learn more about how it works and related diseases.

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'Healthy' juices might not be so good for your teeth

You've probably heard about tooth decay, but acid erosion can wear away the enamel on teeth. Juices and acidic beverages, including kombucha, are partly to blame for 'acid wear'.

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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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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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