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Dr. Hart and his staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available.

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Replacing Missing Back Teeth Deserves a High Priority
... As a result you can encounter excessive mobility of teeth from bite irregularities, uneven tooth wear, bone loss, potential painful problems with the temporo-mandibular joints (connecting the lower jaw to the skull), and a loss in facial height...

Straightening Teeth can Lead to a Better Smile and Better Oral Health
...Over the long-term misaligned teeth and the resulting poor bite can have an adverse effect on nutrition, social skills and normal tooth wear...

3 Orthodontic Options for Correcting Bad Bites
Malocclusions (bad bites) may cause more than an appearance problem — with teeth and jaws not working together properly, you’re at higher risk for dental disease or accelerated tooth wear...

Anchorage Devices can add Stability During Orthodontic Treatment
...The periodontal ligament, which holds teeth in place by attaching the tooth surface to the jawbone, allows teeth to move if needed in response to biting forces or normal tooth wear...

How to Keep Tooth Wearing to a Minimum as you Age
One of the unfortunate aspects of aging is tooth wear...

Life Is Sometimes a Grind for Brooke Shields
...Bruxism may also result in excessive tooth wear, and may damage dental work like crowns and bridges; in severe cases, loosened or fractured teeth have been reported...

3 Areas to Watch to Avoid Excessive Tooth Wear
...But there are some factors that can make tooth wear worse...

Guide Your Older Children or Teens through These 3 Oral Health Areas
...You should especially discourage your child from obtaining tongue bolts or other types of lip or mouth hardware, which can cause tooth wear or fracture...