Early Childhood Caries
Feb17

Early Childhood Caries

Early Childhood Caries is a tooth decay in a child under age of 6. While some children may only have one tooth that is decayed, and some may have multiple teeth that are decayed it is important to understand that tooth decay in childhood is not normal and can be prevented.

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Dental Fillings
Feb16

Dental Fillings

Dental amalgam fillings  have been using since the 19th century.  They are quickly becoming obsolete and not usually recommended to restore cavities any more. Instead, composite fillings introduced in the 1960, are now in use.

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Amalgam Fillings
Feb08

Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam Fillings . One of the main problems with amalgam fillings is that it corrodes, releasing mercury vapor that can be absorbed into the body. In addition, the metal fillings will expand over time, putting unnecessary stress on the tooth structure. Eventually, the filling itself or the tooth structure may crack or fracture.

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Materials in Dental Amalgam Fillings
Feb08

Materials in Dental Amalgam Fillings

Materials in Dental Amalgam Fillings . Amalgam fillings used to fill cavities caused by tooth decay.  Dental amalgam contains elemental mercury. It releases low levels of mercury in the form of a vapor that can be inhaled and absorbed by the lungs. Dental amalgam might cause these individuals to develop oral lesions or other contact reactions.

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Preserving Tooth Structure
Dec20

Preserving Tooth Structure

Preserving Tooth Structure. Dentists know that the most important thing is to maintain as much of the original tooth structure in order to preserve its integrity, strength, and reduce postoperative sensitivity.

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