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General Dentistry News

Fever Blisters and Kissing

Fever Blisters

Fever Blisters are Contagious at Certain Times Fever Blisters are from the Herpes Family Fever blisters, often called cold sores, are usually areas of painful ulcers of tiny fluid-filled blisters, usually occurring in the middle 1/3 of the face around the lips and nose.  They are caused by the herpes...

Stainless Steel Crowns Primarily for Children

Stainless Steel Crowns

Stainless Steel Crowns Primarily for Children  Stainless Steel Crowns used on Baby Molars A stainless steel crown (SSC) becomes necessary when a badly decayed or broken baby tooth needs repair.  SSC’s are preformed and designed specifically for each back tooth, right and left, and in many sizes.  They will perform...

Preventative Dentistry News

Dental Sealants

Sealants are an Excellent Decay Preventive Sealants are Quickly Done and Inexpensive  The chewing surface anatomy of some back teeth is somewhat flat and without deep grooves, pits, and fissures.  These teeth are almost self-cleansing and usually not subject to dental decay;  therefore dental sealants are not indicated.  On the other hand,...

Tooth Decay or Caries

Decay, A Preventable Disease of the Mouth

Caries or Decay is Preventable Causes of Decay Decay, also called caries, is created when bacterial plaque, which everyone has, is not removed properly and timely.  Within this plaque is bacteria which can digest any sugar or starches found in the oral cavity and produce acid.  It is this acid...

Other Dentistry News

Before laminate/After laminate

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are sometimes referred to as laminates but in this article we will utilize the term “veneer”.  There are two types of veneers.  One is called “bonding,”  which is a composite resin that is “bonded” to the tooth.  There is relatively little translucency in bonding and it is prone...

Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Dental Implants are now considered standard dental treatment.  Most general dentists, oral surgeons, prothodontists, and periodontists are skilled in the placement of implants.  One of the significant considerations is the amount of available bone to receive and hold the implants.  If there is adequate bone, the implants can easily become...