Entries by Integrative Dental Solutions

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What is a Frenectomy?

Cutting Ties with a Tiny and Sometimes Troublesome Tissue In the world of dentistry, the opportunities to benefit patient lives are varied. Yes, beyond the familiar teeth cleanings, cavities filled and the like, are other less discussed procedures your dentist can provide for you. What is a Frenectomy? One such procedure is called a frenectomy, […]

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Join us the Good Harvest Health Fair

We are happy to announce that Dr. Supriya K Shetty  will be participating in this year’s Good Harvest Market Health Fair. They will be discussing the benefits of choosing Biological or holistic dentistry. Why Biological Dentistry? So often, we only realize how vital self-care is after we experience a health crisis. As our understanding of […]

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Cavities in Baby Teeth

How to Prevent and Treat Tooth Decay in Children According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), 42% of children between the ages of 2 to 11 have tooth decay in their baby teeth, and this number has been steadily rising over the last 20 years. Moreover, the American Academy of Pediatric […]

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The Top Benefits of Early Orthodontic Treatment in Children

Early orthodontic treatment in children, also known as interceptive orthodontic treatment, can help identify and treat potential issues early before they develop into more serious oral problems. Intervention can begin as early as age 7, while the teeth are still developing and the jaw is still growing. At this early age, certain dental conditions such […]

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Ten Reasons to Choose a Biological Dentist

What is a Biological Dentist? A biological dentist (also called a holistic or natural dentist) operates according to the belief system that your oral health is fundamentally connected to your overall health and well-being. They understand that problems of the mouth can, and often do, affect other areas of the body. Their mission is to […]

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Dental Implants: The Basics

What is a Dental Implant? A dental implant is a surgical fixture that is placed in the bone in order to replace a tooth that is missing or has been lost due to decay, trauma, or periodontal disease (see Figure 1). Most modern dental implants are made of either a titanium or a bioceramic material. […]

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Biomimetic Dentistry

My beloved college mentor often told me, “I’m pulling for you” (shameless dental pun intended). Then he would proceed to show me teeth in his mouth that were gold or silver. They were like his battle trophies, each with its own unique, unpleasant story. Boy, am I glad that times have changed! Current advances in […]

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The Great Dental Amalgam Debate

March 2001 Originally published in HealthWise Magazine The debate about the safety of silver/mercury fillings continues and it is the patients that are caught in the middle. Ever since amalgam was introduced in the United States in the 1830’s, there has been debate about the safety of this common filling material. Surprisingly, dental patients have […]