Beyond Amalgam Fillings: Further Options For The Discerning Dental Patient
9 February 2015
The most common dental filling material is amalgam, which is a combination of silver, copper, mercury and tin. One of the reasons many people prefer it is that it is strong enough to withstand constant chewing pressure; it is also relatively inexpensive. However, this is not the only type of dental filling available in the market today. Other viable options to consider include the following:
This type of filling is made from acrylic acids, fine glass powder, and fluoride.
How To Deal With Numbness After A Dental Procedure
27 January 2015
Did your visit to the dentist include procedures such as a filling, root canal or extraction? If so, you may have been given a local anesthetic to block any discomfort. If the numbness causes you frustration when trying to talk or eat, here are some suggestions to help you deal with the numbness:
Understand local anesthesia: The anesthetic will numb the affected area up to two hours, but could also affect your tongue, lips and face for up to five hours after the injection.
Evaluating Your Child For Oral Abnormalities
20 January 2015
The American Dental Association recommends a child's first visit to the dentist take place within six months after the first tooth appears, and no later than his or her first birthday. Regular checkups should be scheduled from there on out to periodically check for cavities and get regular cleanings done. But there is much parents can do before that first visit and in between visits to be on the alert for any oral abnormalities that could spell trouble for their children's teeth.
Can A Mouthguard Protect Your Child Athlete From Head Injury?
7 January 2015
As a parent of a football player, you probably are aware that playing the sport has a risk of head injuries, including concussions. Wearing a helmet on the field can help protect your child's head. What you might not know is that there is a dental connection to concussions that could possibly lower your child's chance of experiencing a concussion.
Concussions and Football
The correlation between football and head injuries have made national news as more professional players speak out on it.