Scientists in the UK have developed a new material that can be inserted into teeth to repair and regenerate dentin - the hard, bone-like tissue that makes up the bulk of all teeth. Just like regular fillings, which are inserted into a tooth to block off spaces where bacteria could colonize, the new … [Read more...] about New regenerative tooth fillings heal your teeth from the inside
In 2011-2012, dental cavities, or caries, affected 91% of adults aged 20-64 years in the US, exacerbated by consumption of sugary foods and drink, lack of oral hygiene and not paying regular visits to the dentist. For the mouth to stay healthy, pH levels must be neutral. Too much acid can cause … [Read more...] about Could a probiotic pill prevent dental cavities?
Septodont agrees to promote NSAID nasal spray for pain From DrBicuspid.com February 9, 2016 -- Egalet has announced a collaboration agreement with Septodont, in which the company will promote Egalet's Sprix (ketorolac tromethamine) nasal spray exclusively to dentists in the U.S. Sprix is … [Read more...] about New Nasal Spray Pain Medication to be Available Soon
By Theresa Pablos, DrBicuspid.com assistant editor January 28, 2016 What if you never had to get dental anesthesia through a needle again? A recent study evaluated the possibility of using an electric current instead of a needle for local anesthesia during routine dental procedures. Brazilian … [Read more...] about Researchers Hope to Take Needles Out of the Dental Office
Baylor Dental Journal, Fall/Winter 2015 A cracked tooth may begin without warning as a tiny fissure on the chewing surface and begin its advance through the tooth undetected. It may lurk in silence even as repeated stress causes the crack to advance downward toward the nerve and blood … [Read more...] about Saving Cracked Teeth Via Early Diagnosis
If you are a member of the "Baby Boomer" generation, as I am, you propably have several "silver" or "amalgam" fillings in your teeth. Until the mid 1980's or early 1990's these fillings were the preferred material for restoring posterior (bicuspid and molar) teeth. One big drawback to this material … [Read more...] about Silver fillings vs Composite fillings – The Controversy Still Rages
[Note from Dr Oliver: This article contains very controversial subject matter. The issue of mercury in silver amalgam fillings is far from over. I have not placed a silver filling in over 20 years, mainly because the newer materials are tooth colored and give much better aesthetic results. … [Read more...] about Health officials kill proposal to curb mercury dental fillings
Welcome, and thank you for visiting our website. Watauga Family Dentistry is a locally owned and operated general dental practice. Unlike many dental practices today, we are not run by a large corporation or investment bankers. Rather than focus on profits for our shareholders, we focus on … [Read more...] about Welcome To Our Website