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Plant and food derived anti cavity agents

St. Lawrence Dentistry offers several modern ways of treating dental cavities. However it is, of course, better to try and prevent them in the first place. Food and drink modifications can help control the incidence of dental decay. Some foods prolong the teeth to exposure of acids and when you couple that with sugary carbonated

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Useful medications in Dentistry

St. Lawrence Dentistry always takes a very conservative and cautious approach to using medications. However modern medications can help us treat many dental conditions. In previous articles we reviewed antibiotic, local anesthetics, and some pain control medications. Here we will summarize other commonly used medications used in dentistry. Steroids (short for corticosteroids) are synthetic drugs

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Antibiotic use in Dentistry

Antibiotics are medicines which are used in dentistry to kill harmful bacteria. St. Lawrence Dentistry takes the stewardship of antibiotic use very seriously as overuse of these important medications can lead to resistance over time. Antibiotics can be ‘bactericidal’ (destroy bacteria) or ‘bacteriostatic’ (inhibit bacterial growth). There are different mechanisms by which antibiotics work and

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Sources of Dental Pain and How the Brain Processes It

One of St. Lawrence Dentistry chief goals is to remedy dental pain. This is an unpleasant feeling with physical and emotional components and it a very individual experience. It is usually caused by a tissue injury with elicits an emotional response. At the tissue level there is stimulation of a pain receptor. Pain receptors, also

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Analgesia in Dentistry

St. Lawrence Dentistry performs dental procedures in the most gentle and conservative fashion possible and we make every effort to minimize the use of pain medications. However, sometimes they are indicated and they can be very effective. The use of pain medications has changed markedly in the past decades in that codeine has been replaced

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Local Anesthetics in Dentistry

Local Anesthetics have been one of the most important inventions in human history. Many of our patients ask us how they work and are interested in their chemistry. Local anesthetics are the most frequently used drugs in at St. Lawrence Dentistry with many thousands of doses being administered each year. These are drugs used to

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Fixing Cavities without Drilling

St Lawrence Dentistry can now stop some cavities without the use of the dental drill. This exciting process is called ‘Resin Infiltration’ and can be used for small cavities in between teeth. The product used to accomplish this process is simple to use and is called ‘ICON’ which stands for ‘infiltration concept’. Resin infiltration is

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Is Alzheimers disease linked to Gum disease?

St. Lawrence Dentistry is fortunate to have many senior patients and we strive to do our small part in helping them maintain and elevate their health. With advanced age comes some challenges and Alzheimer’s disease has been most definitely one of them. Research keeps evolving and a landmark study suggests mouth bacteria may be linked

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