Getting Familiar with Dental Sealants for Your Kids

Posted on: 12 February 2016
When it comes to paediatric dental care, one of the most common treatments provided is dental sealants. These sealants are made up of plastic that is directly applied onto the occlusal surface of the tooth, which refers to the surface area that is primarily used for chewing. The aim of these sealants is to prevent premature decay on the teeth that could come about due to exposure to bacteria and acidic substances.
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An Overview Of Three Common Types Of Dental Sedation

Posted on: 25 January 2016
Dental sedation is available for both general and cosmetic dental procedures and induces a relaxed state in which you remain conscious but may not recall the details of your treatment. Sedation can be beneficial if you suffer with anxiety, are in severe pain or have a strong gag reflex. It's also useful for those with medical conditions that affect muscle control, such as cerebral palsy and Parkinson's. Here's an overview of the common types of dental sedation:
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Dental Care For People With Asthma: The Risks, And How You Can Minimise Them

Posted on: 7 January 2016
Though a trip to the dentist may not seem like a particularly risky endeavour for an asthmatic person, but there are a number of factors that a person with even a mild case of asthma should bear in mind when booking a dental appointment, even if it is just a routine check up. The anxiety of sitting in the dentist's chair can increase the likelihood of suffering from an asthma attack, and various medications and procedures that would normally be administered routinely may have to be applied with more care (or even omitted entirely) to avoid provoking an asthma attack, particularly in the middle of delicate procedures such as root canal treatment.
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Amalgam Versus Composite Resin Fillings

Posted on: 16 December 2015
When the dentist discovers a cavity (a hole) in one of your teeth, you'll be told that you need a filling.  The most usual filling materials used in general dentistry today are traditional amalgam fillings or composite resin fillings.  You will usually be able to choose which material you'd like with advice from your dentist, but which is best?  Read on for more information. Amalgam fillings Dental amalgam fillings are made from a combination of mercury, tin, copper and silver.
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