Monthly Archives: January 2012

Cosmetic Grills

Cosmetic grills may be in fashion by those in the media i.e. rappers and may appear to be cool, but there is a health cost that may not be so obvious.  The grills can do harm to the gum tissue and underlying bone structure that support teeth because they create food and plaque traps.  It Continue Reading

Composite Fillings

Composite fillings are white or tooth colored fillings made mostly from resins and microfilled glass material. Composites filling look just like the original enamel and are both esthetically pleasing and durable. Composite fillings are preferred by most dentist today because they help preserve more of the natural tooth structure and the material bonds directly to Continue Reading

Cavities

Cavities are “holes” that form on the enamel surface of the teeth made by bacteria.  Bacteria living in the mouth feed on the carbohydrates and sugars from foods and drinks and release acid as a by-product.  These acids (plaque) if left on the teeth will start to breakdown the enamel of the tooth.  Once a Continue Reading

Extraction

If a tooth has to be removed for any reason then following a few simple instructions will allow quick healing and will keep pain and discomfort to a minimum. Bite down on guaze and keep good firm pressure to aid in stopping the bleeding. Try to swallow saliva behind the guaze and not let it Continue Reading

Anorexia

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Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous Oxide also called “laughing gas” is used to help your child relax during any operative procedure.  It is helpful because it decreases anxiety and increase pain threshold which allows some procedures to be completed without anesthetic (numbing). If your child requires a longer procedure, then nitrous oxide will keep them calm and will make Continue Reading