Referral to a Pediatric Dentist. Most often than not, parents are not sure when they should first take their children to see the dentist. According to the American Academy Of Pediatric Dentistry, parents should take their child in for a dental examination when the first tooth appears or no later than their child’s first birthday. Once a parent does decide to take their child for their first dental visit, the most common question...
Snap On Smile is a non-invasive way to gain improved cosmetics over a short period of time. It is a removable dental appliance that is made of a crystallized acetyl-resin that is durable and stain resistant. The slightly flexible material allows the appliance to ‘snap’ over existing teeth without any alteration or drilling of existing teeth.
Alternatives to Amalgam Fillings. Dr. Paul with Dr. Zak Dental Care discusses alternatives to amalgam fillings. He speaks about direct composite restorations, indirect ceramic restorations and other alternatives to dental fillings.
Sedation in Pediatric Dentistry. One of the most common methods used to sedate children in dentistry is nitrous oxide also known as laughing gas. Nitrous oxide is used for its calming effect. It makes the patient feel more relaxed. You breathe in nitrous thru a mask that covers your nose. It takes a few minutes ti notice the effect.
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.