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Fresh off our World Champion Laker victory we are still amazed to be watching our LA Dodgers again in the World Series- As we go into the home stretch of the year we want to remind everyone of our limits due to Covid-19 and how that will impact all of our patients toward the end

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Maintaining Healthy Teeth As You Age

If you want to feel good, stay healthy, and look great throughout your life, you might be surprised what a difference a healthy mouth makes in your health and appearance! As you age, it becomes even more important to take good care of your teeth and dental health. One common misconception is that losing your

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Why Do Cavities Form?

Why cavities form is an interesting topic that is both useful & informative. In this issue, we’ll be discussing the science of decay formation while giving you some suggestions to prevent cavities from forming in your own mouth. Decay formation is caused by what dentists refer to as “demineralization.” This is a process that occurs

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Comparative Dental Materials

Types of Direct Restorative Materials Comparative Factors Silver Amalgam Composite Resin(Direct & Indirect Restorations) Glass Ionomer Cement Resin Reinforced- Glass Ionomer Cement Number of Visits Requested Single visit (polishing can be done at next visit) Single visit for fillings (2+ visits when used for indirect inlays & crowns, etc.) Single visit        Single