What You Need To Know About Silver Diamine Fluoride
Silver Diamine Fluoride is a colorless antimicrobial liquid that can treat cavities in an easy, non-invasive, fast and painless manner.
Its primary components are silver and fluoride. Silver is the antimicrobial agent that also strengthens the dentin in your tooth. Fluoride is the ingredient that stops the tooth decay and prevents any future decay from appearing.
When is Silver Diamine Fluoride recommended?
There are a few situations where we would recommend the use of SDF. Some ...
If you have dentures, or even if you haven’t, chances are you’ve seen TV advertisements for denture products. Because dentures and teeth loss can be emotional topics, it’s no surprise that the advertisements try (let’s call them) unconventional approaches. Sometimes they try too hard to be funny, sincere, or authoritative. Other times they go for realness and end up somewhere closer to too-much-information.
But for all their flaws, these ads are speaking to a sizable market. Over 60 million people in the ...
Five Signs You Might Have Sleep Apnea… and One Thing You Can Do About It
At one point in time, maybe even only a few years ago, sleep apnea was not well-known among the public. Now, thankfully, public awareness of sleep apnea is much higher. After all, it is a dangerous condition, and because it is a disease that affects sleep, many people who have sleep apnea aren’t even aware of it.
If you suffer from sleep apnea, you will temporarily stop ...
A Brief History of Grills
"I got my mouth looking something like a disco ball
I got the diamonds and the ice all hand set
I might cause a cold front if I take a deep breath
My teeth gleaming like I’m chewing on aluminum foil"
-Grillz, Nelly (featuring Pall Wall & Ali & Gipp)
Grills (or grillz) are, if not popular, at least fairly recognizable these days. Made of precious metals (gold and platinum being the most common) and often studded with diamonds, most grills are ...
One of the beauties of life is the diversity of opinions and tastes everyone has. Some people love coffee, while others can’t stand the taste. Some folks love watching sports in person or on television, while others will play sports but wouldn’t dream of watching them on a screen.
The same is true of dental products as well. Most people like minty mouthwashes, but there are some out there that prefer fruit or cinnamon flavors. There are hundreds of types of ...
Tooth decay can be prevented with good oral care. Children learn their habits from their parents and caregivers. You can help your children learn healthy habits by setting a good example by brushing with them daily, taking them to the dentist regularly and giving them healthy foods.
Brushing and flossing remove plaque that leads to disease and breaks down the teeth. Untreated tooth decay can lead to pain, loss of teeth and loss of self-confidence. Children who have good oral care at ...
#1 How often kids snack – not just what they eat – can be harmful to their teeth.
Teeth need breaks between meals and snacks to prevent cavities.
Grazing on snacks or sipping juices or sport drinks all day causes cavities.
Eat and drink in one sitting instead of sipping and snacking all day long.
#2 BABY teeth matter.
Baby teeth can help children chew food and speak clearly.
They shape the children’s faces and guide adult teeth into place.
Cavities can cause pain and affect a child’s ...
In the beginning of your pregnancy, it is so important to receive enough nutrients, especially calcium, protein, phosphorous, folic acid and vitamins A, C, and D. Your baby’s teeth begin to develop during the second trimester and what you eat greatly affects the growth of your unborn child, including their teeth.
Making Healthy Food Choices:
Make half your plate fruits and vegetables
Beans, peas and lentils
Papaya, tomato juice, oranges/orange juice, strawberries, cantaloupe and bananas
Whole grain products with fortified folic acid
Lean beef, skinless poultry ...
How Is Your Oral Health Affecting Your Career?
You’ve spent months applying to job postings that fit your professional goals and career path. You’ve paid for a professionally crafted résumé and spent hours creating custom cover letters. Finally, after what seems like an agonizing wait, you land your first interview. With only days to prepare, you gather and print letters of recommendation, put together your portfolio, and purchase the perfect outfit. You are ready.
Or are you?
Responding effortlessly to a barrage of ...
It’s a beautiful summer day outside. You are walking through a park when, out of nowhere, a levitating bowl full of giant pinwheel lollipops appears in front of you. You reach for a particularly colorful one and take a huge chomp out of it. Suddenly, clouds fill the sky and shards of the lollipop fall from your mouth. You look down only to realize it’s your teeth that have all fallen to the ground instead!
Sound like a familiar nightmare? Bad dreams ...