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Comprehensive Family Dentistry: Dental Sealants

Feb 24, 2017

Sealants are Important! Sealants are strongly recommended. As a part of your preventative program with family dentistry, they can be indispensable. While brushing and flossing regularly and properly helps to remove most plaque, some of your teeth’s grooves, especially those of your premolars and molars, are too deep for the bristles of your toothbrush to…
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Comprehensive Family Dentistry: Do I need a filling?

Feb 24, 2017

Do I really need a filling? Unlike gum disease, which has clear symptoms from the onset, cavities don’t always show signs or symptoms when present. This is because the nerve of your tooth is embedded in the pulp, which lies closer to the roots of your teeth than the top of them. So when a…
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Comprehensive Family Dentistry: Do I need an X-ray?

Feb 24, 2017

Don’t Worry; X-rays are fine! Here at South Shore Dental, we understand that a lot of our patients are worried about X-rays. To begin with, we would like to assure you that comprehensive family dentistry has continually reduced radiation exposure through the years. In fact, with digital dental radiographs exposure is very minimal. But do you really need one? With…
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Comprehensive Family Dentistry: The Shape of Teeth

Feb 24, 2017

There are a number of options available to address poorly shaped or spaced teeth.   The most common are bonding, crowns, veneers, and re-contouring. Family Dentistry 101: Dental Bonding Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material is applied to the tooth surface and hardened with a special light, which ultimately fuses the…
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Preventative Family Dentistry: Dental Sealants

Feb 24, 2017

What are Dental Sealants? Dental sealants are a thin, plastic coating that is painted onto the chewing surfaces of your back teeth in order to help prevent tooth decay. The liquid sealant quickly bonds to the surface of your tooth, creating a barrier between the bacteria in your mouth and your tooth. While the bristles…
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Preventative Family Dentistry: Gum Disease

Feb 24, 2017

What is gum disease? Like tooth decay, gum disease is an often seen ailment in family dentistry. Gum disease begins when bacteria and plaque build up in your mouth, creating an immune response in your system. In order to combat the bad bacteria, your body sends white blood cells to your mouth. This is what…
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