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How to Prevent and Treat Tooth Decay

JAN 13

How does tooth decay occur? With , your teeth’s hard surface is permanently destroyed, causing microscopic holes or openings to form. Bacteria in your mouth, frequent eating, drinking sugary beverages, and not brushing your teeth properly all contribute to tooth decay, or caries, which is also known as dental decay. What does tooth decay look…

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Should Amalgam Fillings Be Replaced?

JAN 06

To repair cavities caused by , dentists use dental amalgam. In dental amalgam, a powdered silver, tin, and copper alloy is combined with liquid (elemental) mercury to create a hybrid metal. In dental amalgam, elemental mercury comprises around 50% of the total weight. Because of its silvery appearance, dental amalgam fillings are often referred to…

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Dental Inlays & Onlays…The Ins And Outs

DEC 30

For severely deteriorated teeth, dental inlays and onlays may be made of gold, composites, and porcelains. Dental inlays and onlays are used by dentists to treat teeth that are too damaged to fix with a filling but not severe enough to need a . The healthy part of a damaged tooth may be saved with…

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