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Should Your Child Get That Root Canal?

If your dentist tells you that you or your child needs a root canal, think carefully before accepting. A root canal, also known as a pulpotomy, is a procedure to remove inflamed or infected pulp from your tooth. The empty root is then cleaned out and filled with a rubber-like material. A crown or filling is then placed on the tooth, which remains in your mouth. 1 It’s a risky, invasive procedure that leaves a dead tooth in your body, setting the stage for both acute and chronic infection, which may circulate throughout your body undetected, leading to disease. Among children, in particular, there’s little research on how this procedure affects baby teeth — and at least one settlement suggests oftentimes root canals in children are unnecessary. Dentists Face $750,000 Settlement Over Baby Root Canals Thirteen dental clinics operated by pediatric dentist Barry L. Jacobson and his company, HQRC Management Services, were accused of performing and

Natural Ways to Whiten Your Teeth at Home

A bright smile may be the first thing you notice about a person, but a closer look could reveal that their teeth are less than bright. The majority of Americans desire   whiter teeth , and millions are spent each year on over-the-counter and in-office treatments to achieve this goal. As a result, many have wondered if there are natural home treatments that are safe and effective to whiten teeth. The good news is that you probably have ingredients in your kitchen that can be used to help whiten your teeth and produce a more confident smile. Baking Soda Baking soda tops the list as the best-known natural ingredient for tooth whitening. You probably have a box in your kitchen pantry. It’s inexpensive, safe for many purposes, and can be found anywhere. And it can play a starring role in your dental routine. Baking soda is naturally a mild abrasive, making it perfectly suited for gently scrubbing away plaque from the surface of teeth. It’s also an effective tool in the fight against surface

Policy Against Mercury Dental Fillings Paves Way for Victory Worldwide (Amalgam Warning)

Dental amalgam, misleadingly marketed as "silver fillings," is a risky filling material containing 50% mercury — a neurotoxin. Consumers for Dental Choice, led by executive director Charlie Brown, has a track record of success in fighting these mercury fillings, succeeding in: Abolishing the gag rule that prohibited dentists from discussing amalgam's mercury with their patients Winning back the dental licenses of persecuted mercury-free dentists Convincing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to mandate amalgam waste control measures Getting an amalgam reduction requirement into an international treaty, the Minamata Convention on Mercury But there was always one major barrier to mercury-free dentistry in the U.S.: the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. For three decades, the FDA had been dodging its duty to classify — that is, issue a rule for — amalgam. Then Consumers for Dental Choice took action. After assembling plaintiffs, Consumers for Dental Choice sued the FDA

10 Best Dental Clinics for Braces in Singapore for 2023

Looking for the best clinic to do your braces in Singapore? Below, we have compiled a list of popular dental clinics that provide braces in Singapore. The compilation of this list was based on Google search results (incognito mode) and information available on forums, blogs and social media. Do take note that the Google search results may vary based on Google’s search algorithm. While you may wish to go through all your Google search results, you're just going to be either overwhelmed or confused by the information that you have consumed. You will get a list of search results and the top ones are advertisements. Bear in mind that the clinic's high ranking on page 1 and visible advertisements on Google may not be truly reflective of the dental surgeon's skills, experience and also how 'safe' is the surgeon. The dental clinic's ranking and visibility depends on their Google Adwords advertising, Google's search engine algorithms and also can be manipulated by s