The Truth About Silver Fillings

Used as a filling material for many decades, dental amalgam (silver fillings) is comprised of silver, mercury, tin and copper. Over the years, however, studies have been conducted on the safety of amalgam, mostly due to the presence of mercury.

What Does It Mean To Have A Dead Tooth

Given the three layers of a tooth, the enamel, dentin and pulp, it is the pulp that contains the blood vessels and nerves. A tooth becomes dead in two ways.

Dentures: They Are Different Than You Think

Without question, there are countless misconceptions when it comes to dentures, leading many people to believe that they are painful and bulky.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

As the most common type of sleep apnea, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) occurs when there are pauses in breathing while one sleeps. Essentially, throat muscles relax too much, causing the airway to collapse and block airflow.

Can Alcohol Consumption Affect Oral Health?

When individuals consider the effects of alcohol, most understand that it is linked to cardiovascular or heart disease, as well as cirrhosis of the liver. Yet, many do not realize that there is an increased risk of oral cancer in those that regularly consume alcohol.

The Value in Porcelain Veneers

With their lifelike appearance and impressive array of functions, porcelain veneers remain a popular, high-value cosmetic solution. Whether patients have teeth that are severely stained, cracked, chipped, or misshapen, the advanced material of veneers allows for individualized correction and enhancement that is sure to boost any patient’s self-esteem for many years to come.

When You Have a Cracked Tooth

For patients with a cracked tooth, they experience a variety of symptoms from sharp, occasional pain and aching to tooth sensitivity. Because symptoms vary from patient to patient, it may be difficult to determine if you have a cracked tooth.

Sensitive-Free Teeth Whitening with GLO

In regards to cosmetic dentistry, the popularity of teeth whitening continues to soar, as it’s the most requested treatment to revitalize one’s smile. Even so, there are many promises out there, from over the counter whitening pastes, to on the go whitening pens, trays, and bleaching systems.

Bad Breath

Chances are, you’ve experienced occasional bad breath after eating onions, garlic, or perhaps first thing in the morning. Yet, when bad breath becomes a persistent problem, there are other factors that must be considered including dehydration, poor dental hygiene, gingivitis, yeast infection, tonsillitis, or an abscess.

Root Canals: Relieving Pain, Not Creating It

Despite efforts made by the dental community to help patients discern the truth regarding root canal therapy, it remains the most feared dental procedure. The American Association of Endodontists believes that most people with a fear of root canal therapy base it on someone else’s experience, rather than their own.

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