Fluoride is often called nature’s cavity fighter and for good reason. Fluoride, a naturally-occurring mineral, helps prevent cavities in children and adults by making the outer surface of your teeth (enamel) more resistant to the acid attacks that cause tooth decay.
E-Cigs and Oral Health. Scientist research shows that vaping is much healthier in upwards of 98%, but does this mean vaping is completely safe for your teeth? Few things really are. The truth is, many vapers either haven’t given it much thought or overlook it because they’re content with knowing the many health benefits of making the switch.
Sedation in Pediatric Dentistry . There are several ways to sedate a child during a dental procedure. One of the most common methods is nitrous oxide also known as laughing gas. It makes the patient feel more relaxed. There is no long lasting effect of nitrous.
Concern about mercury in amalgam. The controversy over amalgam centers on how much mercury fillings released and how much the body absorbs. Studies have shown that the amount of mercury you are exposed to from your fillings is less than the amount that most people are exposed to in their daily environment or in the food they eat.
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.