Sedation in Pediatric Dentistry

Is dental sedation is safe for children? Dentists may recommend mild sedation to manage anxiety during long complex dental procedures, especially for young patients who are especially nervous.

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Early Childhood Caries

Early Caries in children is a disastrous problem as dentists report.  Early caries not only can cause pain and loss of teeth, but it also affects speech development, nutrition, and school attendance.

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Fluoride for Children

Fluoride dental treatment for children is very important to prevent tooth decay, slow it down, or stop it from getting worse. Children between the ages of two and eight should be using toothpaste or mouthwash specifically designed for children

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First Visit to the Dentist

When children should have their first dental checkup?  Dentists agree that children should see a dentist within 6 months of their first tooth eruption or by their first birthday.

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Concern about mercury in amalgam

The controversy over amalgam centers on how much mercury fillings released and how much the body absorbs. In the past, amalgam fillings were thought to be inert

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Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam fillings are composed of different metals including silver, tin, copper, zinc, and mercury, that has been the most popular and effective filling material used in dentistry for the last 150 years.

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