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Amalgam fillings- also known as metal fillings- were once the standard way to fill a cavity. However, filling technology has improved over the years. Dentists now use other materials (usually composite resin) to fill cavities. Below, we’ll explain why a filling replacement is often the best option. Switch to Non-Toxic Ingredients Many amalgam fillings contain […]
Patients have been using metal braces to straighten their teeth for decades. However, new technology like Invisalign is making the process even easier. These clear aligners offer the same great alignment changes as braces, along with other benefits. Below, we’ll share the top 5 things that patients love about Invisalign clear aligners. 1- A Comfortable […]
You don’t need to take your stress out on your teeth! But many of us, when stressed or anxious clench our jaws together and grind our teeth. This condition is called “bruxism”. Though hardly a conscious act, it can nevertheless be one with serious consequences. Here are 5 things you need to know about Teeth […]
It seems we have all heard the root canal jokes from friends, family and even the movies. It usually goes along the line of someone comparing his or her unpleasant experience to the infamous procedure. You may me surprised though at how simple this dental procedure is, and why it may not deserve to be […]
Proper brushing is probably the most important way to keep your mouth healthy. Brushing correctly and with the proper frequency can help you prevent problems before they appear. There are four important things you will need to properly brush your teeth: a toothbrush with soft bristles, toothpaste with fluoride, the correct angle of brushing, and […]
For all our best intentions to brush and floss consistently, it seems that we can’t always avoid the cavity diagnosis. While brushing and flossing daily is good for your teeth and important for battling gum disease there are other things that we can do to prevent cavities from forming. Use a mouthwash after brushing help […]
Did you know that there is an association between gum disease and heart disease? Many studies show an as-yet-unexplained association between gum disease and several serious health conditions–including heart disease–even after adjusting for common risk factors.
It is estimated that millions of Americans suffer from sleep apnea, but far fewer know very much about what it is or how it can be treated. Quite simply sleep apnea is the disruption of normal breathing during sleep and can become a very serious problem if gone untreated. Sleep apnea can be difficult to […]
Could it be TMJ? Some people who have recurrent headaches have been diagnosed as having TMJ. TMJ is an umbrella term covering acute or chronic inflammation of the temporomandibular joint, which connects the mandible to the skull. The disorder and resultant dysfunction can result in significant pain and impairment. Problems can result in jaw clicking, […]
The story is too common — you brush your teeth twice a day, just as the dentist recommended. You came in for your bi-yearly checkup, and a cavity still managed to be found. What are you doing wrong? Only 10 percent of us are actually brushing our teeth in a way that prevents plaque buildup. So […]