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What Material Makes for the Best Dental Crown?

March 13, 2024

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Illustration of regal crown

Dental crowns are specialized dental appliances that are attached to teeth for a variety of reasons. One is to protect a tooth that has been damaged by decay or injury while restoring its original appearance, strength, and function. Another is to anchor other dental appliances such as dental bridges in place. There are a number of different materials that are used to make dental crowns. Here’s a brief overview of those materials to help give you an idea of which might be best for you.


Why You Should Avoid DIY Replacement Teeth

February 3, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — smilecastlerock @ 11:22 pm
a closeup of several replacement teeth

Even having just one missing tooth can make life challenging—not only is your ability to bite, chew, and speak impacted, but needless to say, your confidence and self-image will suffer. This is why it’s always worthwhile to replace your missing teeth. However, some patients are tempted by the various do-it-yourself tooth replacement options that are out there. But are these DIY alternatives as safe and reliable as what your dentist can provide? Here’s what you need to know.


Why Should I Avoid Fluoride Treatments While Pregnant?

January 12, 2024

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Woman smiles at dentist

While fluoridation in the water supply has prevented cavities and tooth decay for millions of people, there is always the possibility of having too much of a good thing. While there is a safe level of fluoride that can prevent tooth decay in children and adults without causing any side effects, some studies have found that too much fluoride exposure can affect the development of an unborn baby. Here’s why pregnant women should avoid fluoride treatments.