Tooth Decay (Cavities)

Tooth decay is the disease known as caries or cavities. Unlike other diseases, however, caries is not life threatening and is highly preventable, though it affects most people to some degree during their lifetime. Tooth decay occurs when your teeth are frequently exposed to foods containing carbohydrates (starches and sugars) like soda pop, candy, ice …

$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 …