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 helps to bind the metals together and to provide a strong, hard durable filling. After years of research, mercury has been found …

$19 exam and x-ray- 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 …

Cleanings and Prevention

Brighten up your day with a smile! Teeth cleanings, one of our most popular services, is not just for cosmetic reasons. Good oral health means your teeth, and in addition, gums and tissue are healthy. A dental hygienist should check all above while also making sure you leave with the correct oral hygiene plan. Professional …

Bruxism | Teeth grinding, clenching

What is bruxism? Bruxism is the technical term for grinding and clenching that abrades teeth and may cause facial pain. People who grind and clench, called bruxers, unintentionally bite down too hard at inappropriate times, such as in their sleep. In addition to grinding teeth, bruxers also may bite their fingernails, pencils and chew the …

Brushing

brushing teeth

What is the best technique for brushing? There are a number of effective brushing techniques. Patients are advised to check with their dentist or hygienist to determine which technique is best for them, since, tooth position and gum condition vary. One effective, easy-to-remember technique involves using a circular or elliptical motion to brush a couple …

Bleaching | Teeth Whitening

How can you brighten your smile? Is your wedding coming up and want your smile to be its brightest? Or maybe you have an important speaking engagement? Whatever the reason, tooth bleaching isn’t just for the movie stars, and it isn’t just for one day. Many people have had their teeth bleached, and probably millions …

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

What’s baby bottle tooth decay? Baby bottle tooth decay is caused by the frequent and long-term exposure of a child’s teeth to liquids containing sugars. Among these liquids are milk, formula, fruit juice, sodas, and other sweetened drinks. The sugars in these liquids pool around the infant’s teeth and gums, feeding the bacteria that cause …

Alternative Medicines

How do herbal medications differ from conventional drugs? Although many of the prescription and over-the-counter drugs used today are derived from plants, there is a big difference between them and alternative medicines. Conventional drugs, which must be approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration, are based on an active ingredient. Manufacturers find a …