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Metal Free Dentistry

Among holistic dentists, there has been a theme of pushing for better biocompatible materials. The hope is that there will be minimal impact on the human body as a result of having restorative materials placed. The largest concerns likely stem from having amalgam fillings in the mouth, which have been located in trace amounts in […]

Dental Materials: Porcelain vs. Composite

If you have recently been to the dentist for treatment, chances are you have been thrown into a whirlwind of information about dental materials. You’re likely confused on what might be the best decision for you. What are the common materials used for standard procedures? What are the benefits of each? For the specifics on […]

Dental Materials: Mercury Fillings Part II

So, you’ve got some mercury fillings in your teeth. You might question the benefits they provide for your teeth and the impact they could have on the rest of your body had you been properly informed at the time of treatment. We assume you know some of the potential risks associated with mercury (if not […]

Dental Materials: Mercury Fillings Part I

Amalgam fillings (or often called silver or mercury fillings because of their color and composition) and their potential health hazard have been one of the large debates in the dental field for quite some time. Unfortunately it is easy to get confused with all the information posted on the topic. Although we do not profess […]

Believe in Holistic: Fluoridated water

As a continuation from last week and the talk about holistic dentistry, this week touches on the subject of fluoridated water and its application to the topic of holistic dental care. Keep in mind from the previous week that there is a potential disconnect between the idea of the delivery of optimal dental health care […]

Retention Is For Life

The realization that your retainers no longer fit is a very unpleasant experience. After spending thousands of dollars on orthodontic treatment the last thing that you want is to have your teeth shift. I, among many of my peers, did not take my dentist’s advice seriously when he told me that I was going to […]

Inlays and Onlays

Like we mentioned in our previous article, your teeth will wear down sometimes as you get older. Problems such as cavities will occur when poor brushing habits or even just general wear and tear are involved. One of the most common solutions to problems such as these will come in the form of Inlays and […]

Composite vs Porcelain Veneers

As time goes on, we oftentimes find that our teeth wear down and discolor. Even if you had braces in the past, your teeth may not be as straight as they used to be. An easy solution that many of my patients prefer to these problems, is using veneers. Veneers are small custom made shells […]

Words From Our Hygienists: Oral Cancer Screening Part 2

This is the second half to our Words from Our Hygienists blog detailing oral cancer detection. If you haven’t yet read the first part you can view it here! The Orascoptic DK three-in-one diagnostic kit includes a handheld LED light source that is battery-powered, transillumitator, and three interchangeable lighted mirror instruments. The DK oral lesion […]

Words From Our Hygienists: Oral Cancer Screening

There are many adjunctive diagnostic devices a clinician can use to help detect signs of oral cancer. Some of these devices include the VELscope Vantage, the ViziLite Plus with TBlue and the Orascoptic DK. Dental hygienists should learn how each adjunctive diagnostic device works and how the tests are performed. These intraoral devices are designed […]