General Dentistry

amalgam vs composite fillings
Amalgam vs. Composite: Which Filling is Right For You?
The Pros and Cons of Amalgam and Composite Fillings In dentistry, there are two different types of fillings: amalgams (silver or metal fillings) and composites (tooth-colored fillings). Dental amalgam is best known as silver fillings because of their color and due to the mixture of mercury, silver, copper, tin, and zinc. Composite fillings are made…
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Signs your wisdom teeth need to come out
3 Signs Your Wisdom Teeth Might Need To Come Out
The Trouble With Wisdom Teeth Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars, located in the very back of your jaw. While children often get their permanent premolars and second molars by age 13, wisdom teeth don’t arrive until near adulthood. Most people won’t have their third molars erupt until their late teens or early…
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get early dental treatment and save yourself money and pain
The Importance of Saying Yes to the Dental Work You Need
Early detection and early treatment of dental issues is the best approach. When dentists recommend dental work to be done, it is because we are responding to a patient’s pain response or because we anticipate a tooth becoming a problem in the future. However, as much as we’d like to, we simply do not know…
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Sedation dentistry could help with anxiety
Have You Considered Sedation Dentistry as a Solution for Your Dental Anxiety?
Solutions to Dental Anxiety You are not alone if you suffer from dental anxiety or dental phobia. Millions of people experience fear and dread at the mere thought of having a dental appointment. Fortunately, there is an efficient way to treat your oral conditions without succumbing to your anxiety. Sedation dentistry is a practice that…
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How Do You Know If It’s Time To Replace Your Silver Filling?
When is it time to replace your silver fillings? A large part of the population has had, or currently has, old silver fillings. While it is not advisable to necessarily have your dentist remove them and have them replaced purely for cosmetic reasons, there is a strong argument supporting their removal when they have failed…
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Don't ignore a tooth infection
7 Reasons a Tooth Infection Can Endanger Your Health
Understanding How a Tooth Infection Could Impact You When you’re having an issue with one of your teeth, it’s easy to brush it aside as an isolated issue—one that only affects that tooth. The truth, however, is that every aspect of your oral health is also tied to your overall health. This can be a…
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Find the best dentist in Virginia Beach
8 Secrets Your Dentist in Virginia Beach Wishes You Knew
Oral Health Fact or Myth? There’s a lot to know about oral health and Virginia Beach family dentistry, and many patients may be unfamiliar with some key facts. Knowing the truth about oral health and distinguishing it from common myths can help you and your family enjoy healthy teeth for years to come. Don’t overlook…
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Treat Cavities without Drilling and Erase White Spots from Teeth with Icon
Do you suffer from unsightly white spots on your teeth? Do you have a cavity that your dentist says may eventually need a filling? Finally, there is a new way to treat early cavities and remove white spots WITHOUT drilling, numbing or needles! This revolutionary treatment option (Icon) stops decay if caught early, and removes [...]
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Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer – Symptoms and Signs
Each year in the United States, an estimated 54,000 people will be diagnosed with oral and oropharyngeal cancers. The survival rate is around 81% if these cancers are diagnosed sooner rather than later, but as it is normally only discovered during the later stages of the illness, the 5-year survival rate is around 45%. The…
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Oral Health: Dental Myths You Should Not Consider
Dentistry is one of those professions where fear and the lack of education make it easy for myths to propagate. For the average patient, being able to differentiate between a dental fact and a dental myth can be challenging because people don’t even know what sorts of questions to ask of his/her dental professional! Whether the…
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