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Should I Replace My Old Silver Amalgam Fillings?

For many years, amalgam has been the most popular material used by dentists to fill dental cavities.  This is because it is relatively inexpensive as compared to other materials, and is extremely durable.  However, many in the dental profession are moving away from amalgam fillings and using other materials including porcelain and composite resin to fill cavities.  In fact, some dental practices…

Your Saliva and Your Dental Health

Your saliva plays an important role in your dental health as its protective properties have been long recognized by dentists and researchers. Specifically, saliva can help to protect teeth from tooth decay caused by the buildup of bacteria in your mouth. However, a new study conducted by researchers at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology sheds some new light on the role…

Is One-Day Dentistry Really Possible?

If you have a tooth that is severely decayed, damaged by trauma or weakened by infection, you may require a dental filling or crown. A dental crown is a type of restoration that can be used to strengthen a tooth, improve its appearance and prevent further weakening.  In the past, getting a ceramic a crown was a multi-step process that required multiple visits to the dentist. While this is still…

Foods That Can Improve Your Dental Health

With Halloween right around the corner, there is much focus on the foods (candy) we should avoid to protect our dental health. This includes sticky, sugary candies that produce bacteria in the mouth and can lead to tooth decay. However, did you know that there are some foods that will actually improve…

Preventing Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is still a common problem faced by many American children, teenagers and adults, despite advances in oral hygiene education and dental technology. This is unfortunate as tooth decay is a leading cause of tooth failure and tooth loss. So, how can we prevent this serious dental health problem?…

Bad Breath: Causes and Cures

If you have chronic bad breath, also known as "halitosis", this could be an indication of other, more serious dental health problems.  Everyone has bad breath from time to time.  This can result from eating certain foods such as garlic and onions or from the bacteria that can form on your teeth…

Conquering Your Dental Fears

Dental phobia, the fear of visiting the dentist, is a real problem for many individuals.  In fact, statistics show that as high as 15% of the population experiences some level of fear and/or anxiety associated with going to the dentist. In some cases, there is a specific component of that fear or…

Fact or Myth: Cavities

Fact or Myths about Cavities

Cavities have been around as long as people have had teeth. Over time there have been certain myths regarding cavities that people take as truth. The truth is that no one wants to have a cavity, but the bad rap that you hear about cavities isn't necessarily true.


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