Tag: Space

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Is this Star Wars? What is that Shiny Blue Light?

Every wonder what your dentist is doing with that shiny blue light during your filling? How does that help? Depending on the type of filling your dentist is placing, you may need to have your filling cured. What does it mean to cure a filling?  Dental Resin Composite are filling materials that come in a...

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Dental Bite Check: “Tap, Tap, Tap”

Tap, Tap, Tap A new filling and the dentist is again asking you to tap your teeth together, the go side to side, and back and forth. Seems more like a a dance than checking a filling. What is the dentist doing to check the bite? How does the dentist know if the bite will...

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What is a Orthodontic Retainer?

Orthodontics: Braces are Finished!  So you orthodontic treatment is finally complete, and your braces have just be taken off! Everything is looking perfect, and that is the way we want to keep things. One common approach to hold the teeth in their exact position after braces are removed is through the use of an orthodontic retainer. An...

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The Hot Tooth Explained

What does it mean to have a “Hot” Tooth? The term a “Hot Tooth” is generally used for patients who have had a very painful tooth, and upon treatment is persistently stubborn to fully anesthetize. In some cases despite the area being profoundly “numb”, on commencement of treatment (root treatment) some residual sensation is still...

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Space Dentistry: The Effects Of Space on Our Teeth

  Space Dentistry  Interesting Facts About Our Teeth and Space: Effects of Space Environment on the Oral Cavity: It has been found that being in space has the ability to increase our levels of dental plaque. Further the levels of tartar or calculus build-up has also been found to be increased. Levels of Gingival inflammation...