Mouth Rinses

Rinses are generally classified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as either cosmetic or therapeutic, or a combination of the two. Cosmetic rinses are commercial over-the-counter (OTC) products that help remove oral debris before or after brushing, temporarily suppress bad breath, diminish bacteria in the mouth and refresh the mouth with a pleasant …

Fixed Bridges

A bridge is a dental appliance that replaces one or more natural missing teeth, thereby “bridging” the space between two teeth. Fixed bridges are cemented into place next to the “abutment” teeth- -the surrounding teeth on either side of the space, or “span.” Unlike removable partial dentures, fixed bridges cannot be taken out of the …

Dental Amalgams (Silver Fillings)

Most people recognize dental amalgams as silver fillings. Dental amalgam is a mixture of mercury, and an alloy of silver, tin and copper. Mercury makes up about 45-50 percent of the compound. Mercury is used to bind the metals together and to provide a strong, hard durable filling. After years of research, mercury has been …

$19 exam and x-ray, Root Canal – Maryland Dental Center

Root Canal – Maryland Dental Center here are give aways for you to know you need a root canal therapy.  first you will and should see a large hole usually black somewhere on your tooth.  this is caries otherwise known as cavity.  now the cavity could be large but dont requier a root canal therapy …

Composite Resins (White Filling)

What is a composite resin (white filling)? A composite resin is a tooth-colored plastic mixture filled with glass (silicon dioxide). Introduced in the 1960s, dental composites were confined to the front teeth because they were not strong enough to withstand the pressure and wear generated by the back teeth. Since then, composites have been significantly …

Air Abrasion

Air abrasion, also called “micro abrasion” and kinetic cavity preparation, is a method of tooth structure removal considered to be an effective alternative to the standard dental drill. Air abrasion technology functions much like the sandblasting technique used to clear graffiti from walls. An air abrasion handpiece blows a powerful air stream of tiny, fine …