Fluoride for Children
Feb10

Fluoride for Children

Because fluoride for children is an essential treatment. Therefore it helps to prevent decay and helps them grow with a healthy dentition. The guidelines for fluoride are based on their age to ensure adequate levels are met. Children under the age of two should not receive any topical form of fluoride due to the potential of swallowing it. Many communities contain fluoridated drinking water and is adequate for children two and...

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Amalgam Fillings
Feb09

Amalgam Fillings

Becouse amalgam fillings or otherwise known as silver mercury fillings are composed of different metals including: silver, tin, copper, zinc, and mercury as the primary metal. Therefore, amalgam fillings were widely used for restorations in the past. But, studies now show they may have negative effects on the teeth and overall health. Some cities have even began to place a ban using this material for...

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Your Child’s First Visit to the Dentist
Feb06

Your Child’s First Visit to the Dentist

Children should have their first dental checkup within 6 months of their first tooth eruption or by their first birthday. At this age only a visual exam will be done but early dental problems may be detected and parental questions can be answered. Early checkups also provide the child with a safe first experience.

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Dental Fillings
Feb05

Dental Fillings

Dental Fillings. Silver mercury fillings also known as dental amalgams have been in use since the 19th century. They are composed of a mixture of silver, tin, copper and mercury. Composite fillings, first introduced in the 1960’s have undergone many generational improvements and are now both strong and cosmetic alternatives to silver mercury fillings.

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Inlays and Onlays longevity
Dec19

Inlays and Onlays longevity

Inlays and Onlays also known as indirect fillings, offer a well-fitting, stronger, longer lasting solution to tooth decay or similar damage. Unlike direct restorations such as composite resin or Amalgam fillings, Inlays and Onlays Inlays are extremely stable restorative solutions for the treatment of decay.

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Preserving Tooth Structure
Dec18

Preserving Tooth Structure

Preserving Tooth Structure. Maintaining tooth structure increases the prognosis of the tooth if the restoration should fail in the future. It is important to maintain as much of the original tooth structure in order to preserve its integrity, strength, and reduce postoperative sensitivity.

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