Mouth Sores: Caused By Student Stress?

Students have a high prevalence of canker sores or cold sores, yet the sores seem to appear less frequently after graduation, when stress levels are lower, according to a report in the November/December 2003 issue of General Dentistry, the Academy of...


Amalgam: What is silver filling?

Dental amalgams are silver fillings. Amalgam is a mixture of mercury, silver, tin and copper. Mercury makes up about 50 percent of the compound. It is used to bind the metals together and to provide a strong, hard, durable filling. Mercury has been f...


Tooth Enamel: What you Need to Know!

Enamel Erosion Tooth enamel erosion can be the source of discomfort and pain! Erosion typically occurs when acid, from foods we eat or drink, wears away the tooth enamel (hard outer layer of the tooth that gives it its structure). Our saliva contains...


Oral Health Threats

Health and Lifestyle Habits Your health and lifestyle habits have a direct impact on your oral health. Recent research has shown there is a correlation between obesity and gum disease. And did you know that smoking tobacco products increases your cha...


Dental Products: What to Look For!

  Toothbrushes With so many shapes, sizes and styles of toothbrushes on the market, deciding which kind to buy can be confusing. Here’s what you should look for: Most dental professionals agree that a soft-bristled brush is best for removing p...


Healthy Teeth and Your Child’s Diet

Besides regular toothbrushing, your child’s diet will play a key role in his dental health. Why Sugar is the Big Villain The longer and more frequently his teeth are exposed to sugar, the greater the risk of cavities. “Sticky sugar”...



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