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Mercury Free Dentistry and Your Health


At Staten Island Smiles, we are passionate about beautiful smiles that are healthy too. We use mercury-free dentistry at our clinic to ensure that your teeth and general health are both protected.

 

You may have heard about the negatives associated with mercury and amalgam fillings, and wondered if there are really any health risks. Through this blog, Dr. Joseph Mormino will discuss the positives of mercury-free dentistry and composite fillings, and help you understand why this type of dentistry is safer for you.



What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?

Tooth-colored fillings are fillings that are created from porcelain -based materials. These fillings are also known as composite fillings and are used to replaced decayed parts of the teeth. They help to strengthen the teeth to restore a tooth back to its ori


Health News Article- Common Dental Issues

Article Title: 10 Common Dental Problems and How to Avoid Them


Article Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/14/dental-problems-common_n_834935.html?utm_hp_ref=dental-health#s252884&title=Gum_Disease

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Through this health news article, common dental problems are discussed that affect many of our patients. Some of the most common dental problems include:

  • Bad Breath- halitosis or bad breath is usually caused by layers of bacteria on the tongue. These bacteria can lead to a foul-smelling odor.



  • Gum Disease- bad oral hygiene, smoking, and genetic susceptibility can lead to gum disease, and the disease can place individuals at greater risk for h


Health News Article- Habits that Damage Your Teeth

Article Title: Everyday Habits That Damage Your Teeth


Article Source: http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/features/your-teeth-bad-habits

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Through this health news article, everyday habits that damage your teeth are discussed. Over 25 percent of U.S. adults over the age of 65 have lost all of their teeth. To ensure that your teeth are protected, consider taking inventory of your food and beverage consumption, along with certain activities, including:

  • Sugar Intake- sugar yields an acid- producing bacteria that eats away at tooth enamel. Candies and dried fruits that stick to your teeth should be avoided. If you have a sweet tooth, gravitate towards fresh fruit instead of candy.

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How Do Cavities Form?

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One of the most common dental problems that people face and need addressed is cavities. Cavities can be easily dealt with through the use of fillings and composite bonding materials if they occur. More serious cases of tooth decay can be effectively dealt with using more advanced treatments.

Staten Island, New York cosmetic dentist Dr. Joseph T. Mormino has a great deal of experience when it comes to addressing cavities and other matters related to tooth decay. He will use his expertise to identify cavities and even note ways for patients to reverse tooth decay in order to prevent cavities from forming in the future. Below wed like to go over the basics of cavity formation and then mention ways cavities can be prevented and treated.

Cavities are sometimes referred to as dental caries. When a person has a cavity, that basically means the decay and damage of the enamel and/or dentin structure of a tooth. One of t