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  1. Picture of the Teeth

    WebMD's Teeth Anatomy Page provides a detailed diagram and definition of the teeth, inlcuding types, names, and parts of the teeth.

  2. Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) - Other Treatment

    Many types of treatment can successfully relieve temporomandibular (TM) disorder symptoms. Different health professionals will suggest different treatments, any of which may work to relieve jaw and facial pain.

  3. Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) - What Happens

    The course of temporomandibular disorders (TM disorders) caused by muscle tension varies depending on the cause of the muscle tension.

  4. Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) - Health Tools

    An interactive tool about surgery for temporomandibular disorder.

  5. Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) - Prevention

    To prevent temporomandibular disorders (TM disorders), try to reduce muscle tension in your jaw.

  6. Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) - Medications

    You can use medication to relieve the pain of a temporomandibular disorder (TM disorder).

  7. Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) - Cause

    Get information on the causes of temporomandibular disorders (TM disorders).

  8. Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) - Treatment Overview

    The goal of treatment for temporomandibular disorders (TM disorders) is to relieve pain in the jaw and restore normal jaw movement and function.

  9. Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) - Home Treatment

    Learn about home treatment of temporomandibular disorders (TM disorders).

  10. Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) - Surgery

    Surgery is rarely used to treat temporomandibular disorders (TM disorders). Surgical treatment does not guarantee a cure and can further damage the temporomandibular joint.

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Only 18.5% of Americans never floss. You are missing out on a simple way to make a big difference in the health of your mouth. Regardless of how well you brush, plaque still forms between your teeth and along your gums. Floss removes food trapped between the teeth and removes the film of bacteria that forms there before it turns to plaque, which can cause inflamed gums (gingivitis), cavities, and tooth loss. Try flossing just one tooth to get started.

You are one of 31% of Americans who don't floss daily. You are missing out on a simple way to make a big difference in the health of your mouth. Regardless of how well you brush, plaque still forms between your teeth and along your gums. Toothbrush bristles alone cannot clean effectively between these tight spaces. Flossing removes up to 80% of the film that hardens to plaque, which can cause inflamed gums (gingivitis), cavities, and tooth loss. Aim for 3 more days!

You are one of 31% of Americans who don't floss daily, but you're well on your way to making a positive impact on your teeth and gums. Regardless of how well you brush, plaque still forms between your teeth and along your gums. Toothbrush bristles alone cannot clean effectively between these tight spaces. Flossing removes up to 80% of the film that hardens to plaque, which can cause inflamed gums (gingivitis), cavities, and tooth loss. Aim for all 7 days!

Only 50.5% of Americans floss daily, and good for you that you are one of them! Regardless of how well you brush, plaque still forms between your teeth and along your gums. Toothbrush bristles alone cannot clean effectively between these tight spaces. Flossing removes up to 80% of the film that hardens to plaque, which can cause inflamed gums (gingivitis), cavities, and tooth loss. Congratulations on your good oral health habit!

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American Dental Association, Healthy People 2010

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