Archive for January, 2012

How To Prevent Cavities in Children

Tooth decay affects more than 1/4 of children aged 2-5 years old and 1/2 of those aged 12 – 15. Early childhood tooth decay is acknowledged by the American Dental Association (ADA) as a significant public health issue but decay is easily preventable with good oral hygiene and nutrition. A hole in the tooth that […]

Mercury (Silver) Fillings: Everything You Need To Know

For more than a century amalgams (silver fillings) have been widely used to repair worn, damaged or decayed teeth. Dentists use amalgam because of its low cost, strength, durability and its effectiveness as a restorative treatment for severely damaged teeth and cavities located below the gum line. Dental amalgam consists of a mixture of elemental […]

How To Pay For Your Dental Care

For over 20 years Care Credit has helped more than 7 million consumers with their healthcare needs. If you have no dental insurance or need procedures not covered by your insurance, Care Credit provides flexible financing programs that allow participants to make low monthly payments for their dental care (including deductibles and co-payments). Care Credit […]

Arestin Therapy for Gum Disease

Gum disease is a bacterial infection that can damage the gums, tissue and bone that surround your teeth. Untreated, the infection causes the disintegration of tissue and bone creating deep pockets in the gums where the bacteria can live and thrive. Gum (periodontal) disease can eventually lead to tooth loss. ARESTIN® (minocycline hydrochloride) is an […]