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The surface of the tongue is covered with many little tissue projections called papillae.  Papillae serve a variety of functions such as detecting taste.  Unfortunately, they also provide protection for bacterial colonies. Because foul odors originate from bacteria, an unclean tongue is a major source of bad breath, or halitosis. Germs that cause gum disease, …
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One of the most common questions from my patients is how they can whiten their teeth and brighten their smile due to the staining from foods and beverages.  I often tell my patients who are not sure which foods and beverages could stain their teeth to go by this rule of thumb: If it stains …
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