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Cigarette smoking is an important cause of severe gum disease in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC states that there are 36 million smokers nationwide. Although this number is going down, it still leaves close to 15 percent of the population at a higher risk for dental issues…

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sugar cubes in a glass

Sugar causes tooth decay. It all starts with a chain of events. A group of harmful bacteria reside in the mouth and produce acid when they digest sugar. The acid, food debris, and saliva combine to form plaque that will wear down your enamel over time while the repeated cycle of acid attacks in your…

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