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Silver nanoparticles dental materials

silver nanoparticles dental materials

Silver nanoparticles Dental materials – What’s new? Silver nanoparticles are starting to be used in dental materials of all sorts.  Well experimentally, anyway.  There has been a bit of an uptick in research being put out and most of it looks very promising.  Silver particles are already being used as antimicrobial agents for wound dressing, […]

Flowable composite options

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What are the current flowable composite options? In the past I have been very critical of flowable composites, especially in the use of sealants as I would constantly see sealants that were broken or chipped.  A leaking sealant is worse than no sealant and within a year or so I would see at least one […]

Dental sealants

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What are dental sealants? Dental sealants are filling materials that the dentist places in the grooves of teeth that are prone to decay. Dental sealants research Meta-analysis – Longevity of resin based sealant is much better than any other kind at 5 years Kühnisch 2012 5 year survival at 84% Cochrane review – “Sealants compared […]