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Tooth gem

tooth gem cost

Thinking about getting a tooth gem? Tooth gems can be a fun non-permanent way to personalize your smile! How do we place tooth gems? We use the same bonding steps that a dentists uses when placing a white filling or braces. There is a weak acid that etches the tooth. Then a bonding agent helps […]

Black tongue

black tongue

What are the causes for a black tongue? A black tongue can result from a number of different causes. No matter the cause better hygiene can improve the condition, that means using a tongue scraper daily. The main cause of a black tongue is a susceptible person who is not cleaning their tongue. Susceptible individuals […]

Mistakes wearing surgical masks

Mistakes wearing surgical masks

Top mistakes wearing surgical masks during a pandemic or flu season. Mistakes wearing surgical masks are rampant and we see them everywhere. Let’s fix a few easy ones. Is wearing a mask during a pandemic helpful? The research is not great but seems to point to the answer being yes according to BMJ 2020 Greenhalgh. […]

Stitch out

dental stitch fell out

Dental stitch fell out, now what? Dental stitch fell out and you don’t know what to do? Well you will need to contact your dentist to know for sure if that is OK or not. However, we can tell you in general what you need to do and if it is OK. Are you sure […]

ADA codes 2020

ADA dental code 2020 changes

ADA dental code changes for 2020 Information about new ADA code changes for 2020. 2019 codes are in another post. What are the changes this year? A lot of the changes have to do with re-cementing space maintainers or orthodontic appliances and could have been left the same. Many deal with titanium crowns, which I […]

Air abrasion

cojet air abrasion dentistry

Air abrasion use in dentistry Air abrasion use in dentistry is a nice tool with various applications from hygiene, clinical, and laboratory. What are the different materials in use for air abrasion? The material choice decides what the goal of air abrasion is. The more coarse material is the more it cuts into tooth structure. […]

Pulp cap

dental pulp cap

What is a dental pulp cap procedure? Dental pulp cap is the partial removal of the dental pulpal tissue and placement of a restorative material over the top of the exposure. Historically there are several pulp capping materials but today MTA and Biodentine dominate the direct pulp cap research Calcium hydroxide was traditionally the product […]

Root amputation

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What is a root amputation, root resection and a hemisection? Root amputation and root resection are synonyms for each other. Root resection and root hemisection are often found online together because the procedure itself is similar. However, the reason for using either treatment is very different. What’s a root resection or root amputation? A root […]