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Some Dentists Want to Bring Back Gold Fillings: Are They Right?

For many years, gold fillings were considered literally the gold standard in dentistry. There were good reasons why they were a better choice than metal amalgam, the main alternative for more than a century. Now, it's important to have a {{{{link id='1474' text='beautiful smile'}}}}, with a tooth-colored filling or crown.  Compared to metal amalgam, [...]

The FDA Stands by Amalgam Fillings. Should You?

Last month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the results of its periodic review of the safety of metal amalgam fillings. Their conclusion? There was no evidence to suggest that metal amalgam fillings represented a health risk. But just because the FDA has said these fillings are “safe,” that doesn’t mean you should [...]

Metals Trigger Most Allergies at Dentist

We know that metals aren’t the most biocompatible material to use for restorations. But now a new German study confirms just how commonly they cause problems for dental patients. In this study, about 60% of patients reported an allergy, and more than half of all patients with allergies reported that they had allergic responses to [...]

Is It Time To Replace Your Metal Fillings?

If you have metal fillings, sometimes you will have the bad experience that a tooth with a large metal filling will crack. When this happens, you need to repair or replace that tooth. But what about your other metal fillings? Should you take this opportunity to replace them, too as part of a ? [...]

The Complete Guide to Replacing Metal Fillings

Do you have metal fillings? If so, now is the time to get them replaced. Have any doubts? Let us help you understand why you should upgrade old metal amalgam fillings with . Unattractive Appearance One of the most basic reasons to is that they are very unattractive. These fillings are so [...]

Is It Time to Extend Your Smile Makeover?

It’s a common : not getting enough teeth treated. It may not even have been a mistake at the time--you may have been happy with your results at first. But over time, you may become less enthusiastic about your smile makeover. One possible solution to this is to extend your smile makeover and [...]

Partial Ban of Metal Amalgam Fillings Approved in EU

If you needed any more evidence that people understand the , the European Parliament provided it. In mid-March the EU approved a partial ban on the use of metal amalgam fillings. Their recent action follows on the heels of a December 2016 agreement in principle to follow the protocols [...]

Alien Teeth: 6 Ways Metal Amalgam Isn’t Like Your Natural Enamel

If you have gotten metal amalgam fillings, you’re probably unhappy with them. That’s because they just aren’t like your natural tooth enamel, and this difference can cause many problems. Here are some of the ways that metal amalgam isn’t like your natural teeth and how that can result in problems. Metal Amalgam Doesn’t Look Right [...]

Why Old Restorations May No Longer Match

If you got cosmetic dentistry many years ago, the restorations you got then, such as porcelain veneers, crowns, or dental implants, may no longer match your natural teeth. There are many reasons why these and may benefit from . Your Teeth Are Stained It’s ironic, but sometimes the very [...]

Learning How To Smile Can Help Reduce Prejudice

We know that a smile can have many positive effects. It can help you get a job. It can help you feel younger. It can help you . But it turns out that smiling can make an even bigger impact: it can help you overcome prejudices and stereotypes. That’s according to a recent study [...]

How TMJ Can Sabotage Your Quality of Life

can be serious illnesses that can make it hard for you to continue to enjoy a fulfilling life. That’s because it can dramatically impact your quality of life through its numerous symptoms and their effects. Fortunately, with treatment, many TMJ sufferers can come to live normal, fulfilling lives again. Before TMJ Treatment After [...]

From Hopeless to Flawless: Your Smile Can Be Saved

Do you shudder every time you look at your smile in the mirror? Do you think that there’s no way that your smile can be made beautiful? Whether you used to have an attractive smile, or you never enjoyed one, it’s easy to get trapped into thinking that there’s no way to save your smile. [...]

Choosing the Right Ceramic for Your Restoration: Translucency vs. Strength

When we are planning your procedure like a , we will probably choose ceramic restorations. But that doesn’t necessarily make the decision much easier. One of the great advances in cosmetic dentistry technology has been the explosion of advanced ceramics that are available to us. So when it comes time to make [...]

Remembering the Happiest Day of Your Life

There are a few days that come up regularly in our memories. These days are bright and sharp in our minds because they are so wonderful. People report many days as the happiest in their lives: getting married, the day a child was born, or maybe graduation from college or a professional achievement. And the [...]

New Study Shows How Much More We Smile Today

We have sometimes talked about how Americans learned to in the 20th century, but what we didn’t really know is how much smiling increased over the course of the 20th century. Now a new study looking at yearbook pictures shows that we are not only comfortable with smiling today, we smile much larger [...]

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