Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

When to Choose Amalgam vs. Composite Resin

There are two different types of materials used for dental fillings: amalgam and composite resin. Since both materials are effective at treating cavities and preventing the spread of decay many people believe it doesn’t matter which material you choose, but the material you choose does matter. Make an informed decision regarding what type of material to use next time you need a dental filling by learning the pros and cons associated with both amalgam fillings and composite resin fillings. The Pros and Cons of Amalgam Fillings Commonly known as silver fillings, amalgam fillings are made up of a combination of metals....
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Vitamins that Benefit Your Oral Health

Dentists and other health professionals have known for years that a diet rich in vitamins and minerals can benefit oral health. Research also shows that proper nutrition is especially critical for the oral health of people with certain health problems, such as diabetes. This is important because of the growing number of people in the United States who have diabetes and other chronic conditions. Now a new study shows that there is a link between vitamin D, diabetes and gum health. This research underscores the importance of getting enough of those vitamins that benefit...
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Know Your Numb: Laughing Gas vs. GA

When undergoing a complex dental procedure, such as the placement of dental implants or a tooth extraction, the use of sedation or anesthesia is absolutely necessary. Learn more about why it is necessary to use some type of sedation/anesthesia during some dental procedures and discover what type of sedation or anesthesia may be used during your next complex dental procedure. Why Dentists Choose to Use Sedation or Anesthesia Many people suffer from severe dental anxiety. Using sedation or some type of anesthesia helps calm these individuals down when they have to undergo certain dental procedures. By calming people down dentists are able to quickly...
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Pros & Cons of Using Straws

Whether or not to use a straw when drinking beverages is the latest “hot button” topic in the dental industry. Some dental professionals believe drinking through a straw can improve people’s oral health while others believe that it can actually harm people’s oral health. Given this contradictory information, it can be difficult for you to know what to do –use a straw or don’t use a straw. Artistic Touch Dentistry wants people to make an informed decision regarding whether or not to use a straw. We will highlight both the pros and cons of using a straw. Pro: Prevents Staining of the Teeth Read moreComments are closed

Gums Bleed When Flossing?

Do your gums bleed when flossing? Are you noticing a pink or red tinge on your dental floss? Perhaps you see a tinge of pink in the water when you spit after brushing and flossing? Maybe you're experiencing the taste of blood in your mouth after flossing, as well. As long as the bleeding isn't severe, there's no need to panic -- however, gums bleeding when you floss is definitely a cause for concern. If you're bleeding after you floss your teeth, be sure to set up an appointment with Dr. Brazdo at Artistic Touch Dentistry as soon as possible. In the meantime, you...
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