How Sealants Shield Teeth From Decay

​ For anyone who wants to take extra precautions to protect their smile, sealants can provide the protection boost your enamel needs! What Is a Sealant? A sealant is a protective seal, made of plastic, that goes over your teeth to prevent them from getting cavities and other infections. According to the Centers for Disease Control, cavities are up ...
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Is Halitosis a Big Deal?

​ Halitosis is another name for bad breath, a dental health condition characterized by the emanation of bad odor from an individual's mouth. While the condition is quite embarrassing, it could also be a sign of other underlying conditions. This is why it is more than just a disease on its own. Sometimes, it could be a potentially serious condition ...
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What Oral Health Does to Overall Health

​ About 52 percent of the global population suffers from about 291 different oral diseases. According to the FDI World Dental Federation, dental caries, or cavities, account for about 44 percent of these cases, making it the most prevalent oral health problem in the world. Some other conditions that affect many people include gum disease, bad breat...
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How to Prevent a Cavity

​ Tooth decay remains one of the most chronic childhood illnesses around the world. As it turns out, this problem may also follow individuals well into adulthood. How can you lower your risk of getting a tooth cavity as well as your risk for serious tooth decay? Let's have a look at the cause first. What Is Causing Your Cavity? There is no doubt a ...
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Guidelines Issued for New Cavity Treatment for Kids

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recently released evidence-based guidelines for the first time regarding a relatively new cavity treatment that uses silver diamine fluoride. The AAPD now recommends using the silver diamine fluoride as a treatment for cavities in children and special-needs patients. Experts believe this will lead to more dentists adopting this treatment method, said Dr. Amy Norman, DDS, a leading Everett, Washington dentist.

"The use of silver diamine fluoride provides a less invasive and more affordable treatment. It’s been used for a few years to treat tooth sensitivity and some have used it for cavity treatment," she said. "But now that guidance from the AAPD has been established, it’s very likely to become a much more commonly offered treatment."

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