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Dental Crowns

PFM Crowns Are A Great Idea, but Often a Disappointing Reality

Porcelain-fused-to metal (PFM) crowns used to be the industry solution for the most natural-looking restorations in high-stress areas. Because ceramic wasn’t strong enough to serve as a crown by itself, a thin layer of it was bonded to metal for structural integrity. The purpose of this was to create a durable and naturalistic replacement for damaged teeth, but the [...]

Tooth Pain Doesn’t Mean Tooth Loss

Is your tooth hurting? Many people worry that tooth pain is going to lead to tooth loss. It certainly can, but if you act quickly, we can usually save your teeth. Pain is a signal from your body that something is wrong. Although modern over-the-counter pain medication can make it easier to avoid pain--including tooth pain--you shouldn’t ignore pain. [...]

Technology Helps Us Find Your Mysterious Toothache

You should never wait until you get a toothache to see the dentist. But if you do, you might find yourself doubly frustrated as your dentist has a hard time tracking down the source of your pain. Your dentist might claim to have tracked it down, but instead it turns out that they made a mistake, and the filling or [...]

Is Sparkling Water OK for Teeth?

If you are looking for a responsible drink that has a little extra pep, you might be considering sparkling water. It’s probably a good choice, although you have to consider other alternatives as well, and you may not want to drink it all day. A Weak Acid The concern about sparkling water is that it contains pressurized carbon dioxide. That’s [...]

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