How to Make Gold Fillings Work

Gold fillings are highly durable and long lasting. Despite the high cost, golden fillings don't corrode like other types of fillings and are safe, with very low toxicity levels. However, some people shy away from gold fillings because of the obvious look, the expense and the procedure involved. Gold dental fillings require at least two sessions to be placed. The bright color is also difficult to ...

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When It’s Time to See Your Dentist

Most people only visit their dentists when pain and discomfort becomes unbearable. Unfortunately, it may be too late by this time. Instead of waiting for a tiny cavity to turn into a crater, visit your dentist at least twice a year or more frequently if you get a lot of cavities. Preventive dental care saves your teeth and keeps you from spending a lot of money on dental work later on. Some ...

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Prevent Childhood Tooth Decay

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry reports that tooth decay is the number one childhood disease. According to the same study, cavities are 20 times more common than diabetes, 5 times more common than asthma and 4 times more common than obesity. Causes of Tooth Decay Children are prone to cavities because they tend to consume sugary foods and drinks (milk, juice, soda, sweets) ...

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The Pros and Cons of Gold Dental Fillings

A number of patients insist on having gold dental fillings because of the benefits. Gold fillings are durable, valuable and don't corrode despite normal wear and tear. However, golden fillings also come with some disadvantages. When deciding whether or not gold fillings are for you, consider the pros and cons. Pros The main advantage of gold fillings is durability. They can last anywhere from ...

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Fixing Teeth with Composite Veneers

The creation and application of composite veneers are both a science and art. Veneers correct imperfections by hiding teeth behind tooth-colored composite resin caps. They’re like false fingernails for your teeth. While the main goal is aesthetics, composite veneers can also make your teeth function better. Getting composite veneers is safe and quick. The dentist first prepares your teeth by ...

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Getting a Smile Makeover

The American Association of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) reported that most Americans believe that a healthy smile is important to social success. If you’re hiding your mouth behind your hand because of bad teeth, it’s time for a smile makeover. Boost your confidence and make networking much easier (you may even score a promotion!) with Smile Makeovers from your Kennewick dentist. A smile ...

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Mini Implants for Teeth Replacement

Standard dental implants involve the insertion of titanium screws into the gums and jawbone. This process requires patients to have sufficient jawbone density. Otherwise, bone grafting is necessary. Bone grafts reinforce the implant site and provide a stable foundation for the implant and permanent crown. What are Mini Dental Implants? As an alternative, mini dental implants (MDIs) or ...

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How to Choose a General Dentist

General dentistry covers the whole practice of remedial dentistry, from tooth restoration to tooth extraction. It involves a wide array of procedures aimed at solving people's dental problems. These procedures are widely accessible and often have a standard market price. Choosing a General Dentist Registration. When going to the dentist for a general dentistry procedure, make sure that the ...

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