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Cavities and Decay

Describes what cavities are as well as what causes tooth decay and how you can prevent cavities.
What is a Cavity?
Describes what a cavity is and how you can prevent cavities
Photo of a Cavity
This is a photo of an actual large cavity in a tooth.
What is Decay?
Describes what tooth decay is and how you can prevent tooth decay.
What Causes Decay?
Explains what dental decay is and what causes it.
What is Plaque?
Maintain good dental health by learning what plaque is and how to prevent it.
7 Ways to Prevent Cavities
Tooth decay is the second most prevalent disease in the United States (the common cold is first). Fortunately, cavities can be easily prevented.
Choosing the Best Dental Fillings - Silver or White
With the pros and cons of both silver and white dental fillings, you can decide what would be best suited for your dental needs.
Are Silver Fillings Safe?
Describes what silver fillings are made out of and whether or not they are safe.
Teeth and Mouth Photos
This dental photo gallery will show you various pictures of different dental conditions.
No Cavities for Five Years?
Israeli Device Claims to Protect Teeth From Cavities for Five Years
What is Fluoride?
Learn what fluoride is and how it can help to prevent cavities.
Effects of Methamphetamine Use on Teeth
Describes the devastating effects of methamphetamines on teeth, a condition commonly known as meth mouth.
What are Dental Sealants?
Learn how dental sealants can protect your child against cavities.
Photo of a Dental Sealant
Photo of a Dental Sealant.
What is a Root Canal?
Describes what a root canal is.
What to Expect During a Root Canal
Information about what to expect during a root canal treatment, including price estimates and follow up care.
10 Myths About Root Canals
There are many myths about root canals, but having a root canal is nothing to worry about. Find out the top 1o myths about root canals.
Male Cigarette Smokers More Likely to Need Root Canals
The findings of a new study show that males who smoke cigarettes are almost twice as likely to need root canals than non smokers.
Tooth Illustration and Diagram
See a detailed diagram of the anatomy of a tooth.
Video - What are Cavities?
This is a great video that explains what cavities are.
The Anatomy of a Tooth
See a detailed diagram of the anatomy of a tooth.
Video - What Happens During a Root Canal?
This is a wonderful video that explains what happens during a root canal.
Dental plaque identification at home
You can check your teeth or have your children check theirs for plaque at home using disclosing tablets.
Photo of Meth Mouth
This photo of "Meth Mouth" is provided by the American Dental Association. Beware, if you have a weak or sensitive stomach, you might not want to see this.
Meth Mouth Video
This video from the American Dental Association shows meth users and dentists discussing the effects of crystal meth on teeth.
More Dentists Confronting Devastating Effects of Meth on Users' Teeth
Examines the oral health effects of drug abuse.
Study: Cavities Increasing in Baby Teeth
The largest government study in twenty five years, regarding dental health in America, has reported that tooth decay is on the rise in young children's baby teeth.
Soft Drinks Cause Extensive Damage to Teeth
Just because a soft drink is diet doesn't mean that it isn't bad for your teeth. Dr. Jim Arnold describes two ways that regular and diet soft drinks can cause extensive damage to your teeth as well as what you can do to limit the damage to your teeth without giving up soft drinks completely.
Root Beer May Be "Safest" Soft Drink for Teeth
Find out what the Academy of General Dentistry has to say about root beer and soft drinks affecting teeth.
FAQs About Root Canal Treatment
Find the answers to frequently asked questions about root canals, provided by the American Association of Endodontists.

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