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Tooth-Colored Fillings Are a Safer Alternative

Tooth-Colored Fillings Are a Safer Alternative WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 8, 2011 Some dentists believe tooth-colored fillings are a safer alternative to silver amalgam.  This effective option to silver amalgam fillings has been introduced into dental offices across the country.  Tooth-colored fillings are gaining interest as a more beautiful choice in cosmetic dental work and more. They […]

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Fluoridation is still a hard sell in Mass.

Resistance strong despite benefits SPRINGFIELD — Massachusetts, the birthplace of public health, has long led the nation in disease-fighting crusades, vaccinating children at high rates and crafting antismoking campaigns exported around the world. But it ranks 36th when it comes to providing residents with fluoridated water. Fluoridation in Mass. Nearly 150 cities and towns that […]

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Flouridation May Not Do Much for Cavities

When it comes to fluoridating drinking water, Ontario and Quebec couldn’t be further apart. Ontario has the country’s highest rate of adding the tooth-enamel-strengthening chemical into municipal supplies, while Quebec has one of the lowest, with practically no one drinking fluoridated water. But surprisingly, the two provinces have very little difference in tooth-decay rates, a […]

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What is Community Water Fluoridation?

Tooth Decay and Fluoride What is community water fluoridation? Community water fluoridation is the adjustment of the fluoride concentration in the community water supply to a level beneficial to reduce tooth decay and promote good oral health. The mineral fluoride is essential for strong healthy teeth that resist decay. Almost all waters contain some quantity […]

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How Can My Dentist Improve My Smile?

From subtle changes to major repairs, your dentist can perform a variety of procedures to improve your smile. There are many techniques and options to treat teeth that are discolored, chipped, misshapen or missing. Your dentist can reshape your teeth, close spaces, restore worn or short teeth or alter the length of your teeth. Common […]

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