Month: October 2015

Drawbacks of Metal Amalgam Tooth Fillings

For over 150 years, the tooth filling of choice has been metal amalgam—a mixture of liquid mercury, silver, tin, copper, and sometimes other metals. While amalgam has proved an inexpensive and adequate solution to filling cavities, there are many disadvantages to amalgam fillings that are alleviated with the use of newer, composite resin fillings. Comprised… Read more »

The Danger of Not Treating Cavities

Cavities are the most widespread (and among the most uncomfortable) dental diseases that can afflict your smile. The tragedy among the 90% of adults in America who’ve had to deal with tooth decay and cavities is that the disease is highly preventable with proper dental hygiene and regular professional maintenance. Nevertheless, many people don’t seriously… Read more »

An Early Start on Your Child’s Good Dental Health

Good habits develop early in life. One of the earliest habits kids learn is their oral hygiene routine, which can have a significant impact on their oral health for the rest of their lives. Fortunately, we can help you get an early start on your child’s good dental health with a few tips from your… Read more »

When Your Tooth Is Chipped

A chipped tooth isn’t always a dental emergency. If the damage is superficial, then the only thing immediately affected might be your smile’s appearance. Sometimes, though, the harm done to your tooth can place it at risk, or the damage can grow worse over time and lead to more dental health issues. When your tooth… Read more »