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AMALGAM WARS

Gold foil was once the restoration of choice. As the price soared, dental amalgam came into use.  Dental amalgam is a powder mix of silver, tin, and copper.  To make the powder a workable substance, liquid mercury is mixed with the metals which then sets up to be a hard metallic substance that conforms to…
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THE WAYS OF WIZZIES

HAVING YOUR WISDOM TEETH REMOVED… …Is a right of teenage passage!  But when and why does your dentist recommend this surgery? HISTORY BACK IN CAVEMAN ERA… … the human skull had a smaller brain case and larger jaws.  The wisdom teeth or 3rd molars that erupt around 18 years of age all erupted into the…
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SPACE-AGE DENTISTRY – THE LASER

[mp_row] [mp_span col="12"] Lasers have been used in dentistry since the late 1990’s.  There are many different types of lasers, some cut hard tissue and some cut soft tissue.  The DIODE laser is a soft tissue laser that has multiple functions ranging from treating gum disease to aiding tooth whitening to easing the pain of…
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HELP! MY GUMS BLEED WHEN I BRUSH

Do you spit out blood with your toothpaste when you brush your teeth?  Are your gums swollen and red no matter how much you brush?  You may have gingivitis. GINGIVITIS Gingivitis is inflammation of the tissue surrounding the teeth.  It can be acute or chronic and is a response to bacteria on the teeth. The…
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