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What is a Filling?

A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and form. When a dental professional provides you a dental filling, she or he initially removes the decayed tooth material, cleans up the damaged area, and then fills up the cleaned out tooth cavity with a filling material. By closing off spaces where bacteria can get in, a dental filling also helps prevent further decay. Materials used for fillings consist of gold, porcelain, a composite resin (tooth-colored dental fillings), and an amalgam an alloy of mercury, silver, copper, tin and sometimes zinc. What ...
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Dr. Jonathan Yeun, New Westminster Dentist

The Negative Effects Of Bulimia On Your Teeth

Bulimia is an eating disorder in which people consume large amounts of food and end up eating far more than their body needs. As a result, they can sometimes face indigestion and heartburn. Then to clear out the symptoms or to get rid of the extra calories they vomit, fast, or get involved in some other ‘purging’ behavior such as rigorous exercises. This constant cycle of overeating and purging affects the heart, kidneys, and other organs. But bulimia can also cause significant damage to your teeth. How Bulimia Impacts Your Oral Health Bulimia is an eating disorder characterized by bingeing ...
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Sugary Treats – Why It Can Be Bad For Your Kids’ Teeth

Fact: Kids love sugary treats (well, most do). It’s not uncommon for parents to give in to their kids’ every whim and pamper them with these delectable goodies and drinks.  However, sugar is the worst thing for your children’s teeth – it will literally make their teeth rot.  The bacteria in your mouth feed off the sugars that you eat and drink and in turn, produce acid as a by-product.  This acid dissolves the tooth tissue creating holes which are referred to as cavities.  This is the process of tooth decay, or caries, as dentists call it.  Once cavities are ...
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Smart Tips To Save On Dental Treatments

It’s not rocket science. The key to saving on dental costs is easy – take care of your teeth. The best way to take care of those pearly whites is to make sure that you never skip any dental appointment.   Experts agree that early attention to problems can mean the difference between minor work, such as filling cavities, and expensive procedures like root canals, crowns, bridges, and oral surgery.   Visit Your Dentist Every 6 Months   Around 90% of dental problems are actually preventable. You only need to be serious in taking care of your teeth and not ...
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How Your Oral Health Can Strengthen The Immune System

This may be something new to you - but your teeth can actually impact your overall health. Yes, your oral health and your immune system are intimately connected, and most problems with dental health are due to bacterial build-up.   If you let bacteria build up in your mouth, it can increase your risk of developing health problems that include respiratory disease, heart disease, and diabetes.   Your Oral Health and Immune System – Is There a Connection?   Your mouth contains bacteria that feed on sugars and food particles left on your teeth. Brushing twice a day, flossing, and ...
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