Alternative Fillings: The Myriad Options for Dental Restoration

The last post covered the potentially harmful effects dental amalgam has on the human body, despite its prevalent use in filling cavities. In light of growing concerns over dental amalgam-caused mercury exposure, alternative fillings are being developed, tested and put into practice. The reason dental amalgam has maintained its commonality despite health worries is its cheapness and its durability. Very... read more »

Silvery Whites: The Potential Dangers of Dental Amalgam

Cavities are exceedingly common, with 90% of the U.S. population having one over the course of their life. When treating cavities, the affected area is drilled out to prevent the decay from spreading. But that hole, if unfilled, leaves the patient more susceptible to future decay, as the hole is thoroughly uncleanable through conventional means. That is why dentists fill... read more »

Routine Checkups Are Important for the Prevention of Dental Concerns

Cavities, gum disease and oral cancer are one of the most common oral health concerns for the American population. To help combat and reduce the risk of these dental concerns, the American Dental Association recommends brushing once in the morning and once at night. They also recommend flossing at least once a day, preferably before going to bed. The ADA... read more »