Sports Injuries in Youth. Sports for youth became far more competitive than they were in the past. That means that youth sports have taken on a more professional organizational style and competitive edge. As a result, sports teams/clubs can be seen actively scouting and recruiting athletes as well as asking for individual contractual commitments to that organization.
Fluoride Treatment in Children . Professionally applied fluoride is essential to help prevent decay and helps them grow with a healthy dentition. Children under the age of two should not receive any topical form of fluoride due to the potential of swallowing it.
Dental Cavity Fillings. In this video Dr. Kopel talks about different types of dental cavity fillings: amalgams vs. composite fillings. He explains when the dental fillings were first introduced and focuses on their advantages and disadvantages.
Restoring Tooth Structure. Over the years dentistry made many advancements in the conservation of the tooth structure when performing restorations. Maintaining tooth structure increases the prognosis of the tooth if the restoration should fail in the future. If the restoration should fail, a second restoration would not be possible if there is not adequate tooth structure to support it.
Nonsteroidal Drugs in Dentistry. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications are indicated for the relief of preoperative and postoperative pain. These drugs can manage the pain of procedures that create an inflammatory response. Inflammatory response is what activates the pain-producing mediators in tissue.