Why the concern about mercury in amalgam?
Feb20

Why the concern about mercury in amalgam?

Why the concern about mercury in amalgam? Because, everyone is exposed to mercury through air, drinking water, soil and food. Therefore, concerns have been raised, for instance, about the amount of mercury building up in fish as a result of pollution. Mercury enters the air from industries that burn mercury-containing fuels.

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Early Childhood Caries
Feb20

Early Childhood Caries

Early Childhood Caries is a devastating problem in young children. Not only can it cause pain and loss of teeth, but it also affects self-esteem, speech development, nutrition, and school attendance. Early Childhood Caries (ECC) is any tooth decay in a child under 6 years of age.

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Guideline on Behavior Guidance
Feb13

Guideline on Behavior Guidance

Guideline on Behavior Guidance.  The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry offers this guideline to educate: health care providers, parents, and other interested parties about influences on the behavior of pediatric dental patients.

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Materials in Dental Amalgam Fillings
Feb12

Materials in Dental Amalgam Fillings

Materials in Dental Amalgam Fillings. Because dental amalgam is a mixture of metals, consisting of liquid (elemental) mercury and a powdered alloy composed of silver, tin, and copper. Approximately 50% of dental amalgam is elemental mercury by weight. Therefore, the chemical properties of elemental mercury allow it to react with and bind together the: silver; copper; tin alloy particles to form an...

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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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