Minimally Invasive / Biomimetic Dentistry Archives - Preserve Your Teeth

How to Strengthen Your Immune System During Cold and Flu Season Outbreaks

During this cold and flu season, our thoughts turn to keeping ourselves and families safe and healthy.  The mouth, being a part of our body, is a very special place. It is the entry into the body and is equipped

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Remodeling Your Teeth will make you smile

Remodeling Your Teeth – When the time comes

There are many reasons why people remodel their kitchens, bathrooms or living rooms. Wear and tear, bad plumbing, mold and mildew, leaks due to broken grout, or just being tired of living with your old kitchen countertop

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Male dentist on working place with female patient in dental practice

Root Canal Treatment and is there an Alternative?

Root canal treatments are pretty common in today's dental practice. Statistics show that there are more than 15 million every year in the United States and more than 41,000 root canals are performed every single day. Roo

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Nail-biting is observed in a woman with an attractive smile, which she is putting at risk.

The Mystery of Enamel Wear – a Nail-Biting Issue

There are many different kinds of nervous habits, from harmful ones like smoking to more innocuous ones, like foot tapping.  While seemingly harmless, nail-biting is an extremely common one that actually poses a variety

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A healthy smile being inspected after recovery from laser treatment

“No Cutting” – Laser Treatment to Preserve More of Your Teeth

Even though the vast majority of adults in America have cavities, most dentists don’t use laser treatment to fight or prevent them.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nine out of 10 (91%) ad

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An illustration of lasers which are used to clean teeth.

Lasers in Tooth Decay Prevention

While lasers are accepted as the gold standard for restorative and preventive dental work, it has taken decades to fine-tune the technology.  Though lasers have been studied in-depth since the 1980s and were implemented

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A patient is smiling after receiving an examination of her gums. Regular examinations prevent gum disease later on.

How can I NOT get Gum Disease?

1. Look for signs: Early Diagnosis is key The earliest stages of gum disease are difficult to diagnose. The signs may begin as early as the teen years and in young adults as early as in their twenties. Signs of gum dise

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A set of dental crowns after the crown lengthening procedure has taken place.

Clinical Crown Lengthening: It’s all About Biology

You may have heard from your doctor that before your tooth can be treated with a dental restoration that an additional procedure is required called “clinical crown lengthening”. Crown lengthening is an in-office proc

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Activated charcoal powder in a wooden spoon.

Black is White: Activated Charcoal for Tooth Whitening?

Charcoal becomes “activated charcoal” when it is exposed to high temperatures and combined with a gas or an activating agent, expanding its surface area. The resulting porous material “adsorbs” impurities from it

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A graphic that depicts increasing calcium levels in teeth for good enamel health.

Demineralization and Remineralization – The Healing and Protective Nature of Saliva

Saliva plays an unbelievable role in maintaining oral and enamel health. We discussed a role of saliva in previous newsletters on acid-base balance in the mouth and other articles in the section "Tooth Damage and All Abo

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Dentist talking with patient while nurse prepares the tools at the dental clinic

What Makes Minimally Invasive Biomimetic Dentistry Different?

Minimally invasive biomimetic dentistry focuses on cutting minimal tooth structure. Techniques using “adhesive bonding” are preferred rather than the traditional “cementing” of dental restorations. These techniqu

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What Is Biomimetic Dentistry and Why Is This Approach Winning?

Minimally invasive or biomimetic dentistry focuses on maximum tooth preservation. Techniques used in biomimetic dentistry accomplish tooth restoration in a strong, conservative way. This method leads to more durable and

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An image of a woman's teeth being checked by a dentist who practices minimally invasive dentistry.

What Is Minimally Invasive Dentistry?

Within modern dentistry and the development of innovative dental materials, a new philosophy has been implemented to preserve tooth structure. This minimally invasive dentistry is based on a medical model that fights ag

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Portrait of a female dentist wearing a surgical mask holding a dental drill.

Dental Drill? No Thanks!

Has your dentist ever told you that you have cavities and need fillings? Unfortunately, use of a dental drill is required prior to the insertion of a filling. The procedure involves the following: Step #1: Affected

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