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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 […]

Buffered dental anesthetic

buffered dental anesthetic

What is the deal with buffered dental anesthetic? The theory is that buffering anesthetic makes the injection less painful as it changes the pH of the solution from acidic to a close to neutral pH.  It is also theorized that the anesthetic can work faster and be more profound as anesthetic doesn’t work until neutral and […]