The Effects of E-Cigs on Your Gums and Teeth
Nov06

The Effects of E-Cigs on Your Gums and Teeth

An overlooked issue with electronic cigarettes or vaping is the impact they can pose to the oral health. Many vapers either haven’t given it much thought or overlook it because they’re content with knowing the many health benefits of making the switch.

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Fabrication of Sport Guards
Mar29

Fabrication of Sport Guards

The American College of Prosthodontists recommends the use of custom-made mouth guards (sport guards) to better protect the teeth and jaws from trauma during athletic activity. A mouthguard is an appliance that protects an athlete teeth from being damaged from a physical blow to the face or an accident.

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Sports and Dental Injuries in Children
Mar28

Sports and Dental Injuries in Children

Sports and Dental Injuries in Children.  Today, these three sports carry the most risks for dental injury: football, basketball, and hockey. A positive correlation can be made between the degree of contact and percentage of injury. Some of the most common injuries include fractures, tooth extrusion, intrusion and avulsion; and TMJ dislocation.

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Pain Medications for Dental Patients
Mar20

Pain Medications for Dental Patients

Pain Medications for Dental Patients. Dentists usually recommend for patients with pain in the pulp of the tooth pain medications such as Motrin or Ibuprofen which have an anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect. If patients suffer a stronger pain, Vicodin or Hydrocodone can also be prescribed. What about Antibiotics?

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Materials in Dental Amalgam Fillings
Feb08

Materials in Dental Amalgam Fillings

Materials in Dental Amalgam Fillings  are amalgam, a mercury mixed with silver, tin, zinc, and copper. They are used to fill cavities caused by tooth decay. Approximately 50% of dental amalgam is elemental mercury by weight. Dental amalgam might cause these individuals to develop oral lesions or other contact reactions.

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