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Composite fillings to hasten work procedures
...s this a major advancement since more than half of fillings
are necessitated by secondary tooth decay. “Compared with conventional composites, the ACP is weaker mechanically and cannot be used for major restorations,” says Dr. Don. “We are working on improvement of mechanical properties by modifying the sur...
Laser dental treatment
...rs said vibrations caused by drilling for ordinary fillings
could damage the nerve and cause root canal work later in life. If needed, antibiotic paste can be inserted into the tooth through a hole made by a more powerful laser and then the tooth can be sealed....
A Reason To Smile
...eeth that have existing fillings; certain types of fillings
could damage the laser tip; and the cost of laser equipment is high compared to traditional tools. Although lasers are approved for use in dentistry (recently approved for use in children) a 2000 survey showed, less than 10 percent of dentists said ...
Mercury fillings during pregnancy may not lead to low birth weight
...ave been suggestions that using mercury for dental fillings
in pregnant ladies may lead to babies born// with ...th low birth weight. 4.9% of the women had mercury fillings
during pregnancy. The risk for having babies with low birth weight was also not significant for them...
NHS Dentistry Faces Pensioners’ Delug
...ists have to do more restorative work like crowns, fillings
and periodontal procedures like cleaning and curettage. Additionally, they might also require minor surgeries to keep their teeth healthy. This scenario is bound to put a lot of pressure on the NHS, which is already facing a severe shortage of dentis...
Dentist Banned From Practicing For Allowing Boyfriend to Work on Patients
...'s patients without using an anesthetic and placed fillings
that barely lasted for days. On one occasion he broke a syringe in a patient's mouth with a part of it lodged in the patient's throat. The unlikely dentist couple garnered ￡120,000 out of this fraud and even brought for themselves a Mercedes sports c...
Fluoride Varnish prevents Tooth Decay In Milk Teeth
...ntal treatment. Often, young children needing many fillings
receive care in the operating room, at great expense to their family and with the additional risks posed by general anesthesia. We now have an easy, low-cost way to keep teeth healthy." Fluoride is known to prevent tooth decay in permanent teeth, but...
NHS Dentistry Would Worsen After the New Reforms
...he middle band charge of ￡40 will cover one to six fillings
which were previously priced at ￡10 to ￡12 each. The dentist says that there is little time for preventative work and is confusing. But the authorities say that the new system is designed to be simpler and fairer. But the dentists will be given a gu...
Dental Amalgam Doesn't Pose Health Risks In Children
...ducted to evaluate the safety of using the amalgam fillings
that contain mercury, it has been found that it do...the fact that millions of children receive amalgam fillings
each year. But nearly all of the available safety data on mercury exposure involved adults, typicall...
India needs dental health leadership, says expert
... children have tooth cavities, which with repeated fillings
get weakened and can chip and fall by the time the person is 50. The global campaign aims to promote proper use of fluoride toothpaste together with awareness campaign on proper dietary habits "to ensure that children born in 2026 do not have any to...
Safety Of Dental Amalgam Fillings To Be Reviewed
...ide experts to review the safety of dental amalgam fillings
due to the persistent complaints that the fillings
may cause health problems.// The U.S. health officials found no evidence to suggest that the fillin...
Homeopathy and Hypnosis Come to Dentistry
...actitioners also look for alternatives to standard fillings
and tooth replacements. Amalgams, artificial materials and metals all bring their own potential problems with them, says Becker. But decisions have to be made on an individual basis. Some patients can easily withstand metals like gold. Others fare ...
Forsyth Scientists Wiping Out Tooth Decay Through School-based Cavities Prevention Program
...e care consisting of sealants, fluoride, temporary fillings
when necessary, and oral health education two times a year without ever leaving their school. Of the children enrolled in the pilot program, 77% had untreated cavities and 13% had acute infections or abscesses. "Our initial studies have shown that ...
US States Get Ready to Fight Mercury Pollution
... dentists to collect and recycle mercury in dental fillings
so that it is not flushed down drains or thrown into the trash. Claiming that they have done about as much as they can to reduce mercury pollution within their own borders, the states plan to focus on airborne mercury that drifts into the region f...
Sugary Foods Turn Kids Teeth Rotten in US
...go untreated. Rotten baby teeth are treated with fillings
or — if the decay is extensive — extraction. But baby teeth fill certain spaces in the mouth, so their early removal may lead to crowding when adult teeth come in. GPL/...
Experts Call for Warning Lables on Fruit Juice to Save Kids' Teeth
...a. Many children turn up requiring as many as 20 fillings
and extractions, dentists in that country say. ... She said her son, Jackson, had required multiple fillings
and extractions when he was four. "He needed to go under a general anaesthetic and have lots of w...