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A “night guard” is primarily given to patients to prevent Bruxism, grinding or clenching of your teeth. It is also prescribed in cases of bad bites, full mouth porcelain crowns, in treatment of temporo mandibular joint pains, severe headaches caused because of night grinding and gum problems relating to Bruxism.  Many patients are not aware of their grinding…

Sealants are liquid coatings that harden on to the chewing surfaces of teeth and are showing a great deal of effectiveness in preventing cavities-even on teeth where decay has begun. The pits and grooves of your teeth are prime areas for opportunistic decay. Even regular brushing sometimes misses these intricate structures on the chewing surfaces…

Crowns are a dental restoration used to restore a tooth’s original shape, to strengthen a tooth or to improve the cosmetic appearance of a tooth. Crowns are “caps” cemented onto an existing tooth which fully cover the portion of your tooth above the gum line. Crowns can be made of porcelain, metal, or both. Porcelain…

Many patients who want to replace their old silver fillings for tooth colored restorations, sometimes ask: “Which one is better?” This article intends to educate readers about composites or “white fillings”, and amalgams or “silver fillings”. Dental amalgam, or “silver fillings”, has been used by dentists for the past 150 years. Dental amalgam consists of…