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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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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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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Full Mouth X-rays
Mar23

Full Mouth X-rays

What os Full Mouth X-rays? Is a part of the patient’s clinical record and the original images should be retained by the dentist.

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