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Are Amalgam Dental Fillings Toxic?

Dental fillings can be made of a variety of materials. For a long period of time, silver amalgam fillings (a mixture of various powdered metals such as silver and tin bound together by elemental mercury) were the norm. Almost as soon as amalgam filli [...]Read More

The Process of Filling Cavities

It’s unlikely that you pay any mind to the actual process of getting a filling. After all, it’s a rather routine process, especially if you have had a few cavities in your day. If you get a cavity, the way you see it is probably something like th [...]Read More

An Explanation of the Different Types of Fluoride

What is fluoride and why do our dentists always want to encourage us to use it? Let first examine where fluoride originated; fluoride is a mineral, which is naturally found in water. Fluoride has been found to be a natural cavity fighter and helps to [...]Read More

3 Things You Need to Know About a Sinus Lift

Not many of us have ever heard of a sinus lift, but it is much more common than you might think. Even though it sounds like some kind of plastic surgery, it is, in fact, a dental procedure. One in which lays the foundation for an upper jaw implant th [...]Read More

Dental Emergency Tips

A trip and fall, a touch tackle while playing sports, biting down on an olive pit… dental emergencies can come from anywhere and can happen when you least expect it. While the majority of dental emergencies will require a trip to the dentist, there [...]Read More

Live Better in 2018 with a Full-Mouth Reconstruction

A full mouth reconstruction can help improve the quality of your life! Do you miss chewing without difficulty, or smiling without embarrassment? These are simple pleasures in life that you may not consider until you have lost one or more teeth.St [...]Read More

Let’s Get to the Root of Your Root Canal

Approximately, 15 million patients undergo root canal therapy every year, as reported by The American Association of Endodontists. That is an awful lot of oral surgeries performed annually. If you have never needed a root canal, you have likely heard [...]Read More

How to Care for Your Children’s Teeth

The foundation for a healthy and beautiful set of teeth starts right at infancy, even before the first tooth breaks through the gums. Thus, it’s imperative for you as a parent to care for their oral health with these tips:After every meal, ta [...]Read More

Dentures Then and Now

As long as people have roamed the earth, it is likely that is how long tooth loss has been an issue. Dentists have been seeking the best tooth replacement solutions for thousands of years. Dentures Have Ancient Roots Prosthetic teeth have been in e [...]Read More

Can You Benefit from the Magic of Orthodontics?

Master of Illusion, Michael Grandinetti, captivates and bewilders audiences with his amazing magic skills. But the first thing people notice when he steps on stage is his dazzling grin. Michael knows that an audience will first observe, and hopefully [...]Read More

The Diet for Healthy Teeth

It shouldn’t be surprising that diet and dental health go hand in hand. The right diet can help in preventing gingivitis, periodontal disease, and even oral cancer. On the other hand, a poor diet can be one of the main contributors to poor dental h [...]Read More

What Causes Cavities?

Many of our patients ask what exactly causes a cavity, and the answer is—while simple—quite complex. Cavities, also known as “tooth decay” actually occurs when the bacteria which live inside your mouth begin to multiply and form colonies. Cer [...]Read More

Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces

Are you considering orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth or a loved one’s teeth? Have lots of questions about effectiveness, affordability, and comfortability? Both traditional metal braces and Invisalign have pros and cons; ultimatel [...]Read More

3 Dental Habits You Need to Avoid

Maybe you have the best oral hygiene regimen – you brush twice a day, floss regularly, see your dentist (at least) twice a year. But you might be engaging in some bad dental habits without even realizing it, undoing all that hard work you put into [...]Read More

When is it Time for a Tooth Extraction?

The words “tooth extraction” can sound scary at first, but tooth removal is a fairly common practice in dentistry. There are a few reasons a tooth might have to be removed, but in the end it’s usually a better option for your dental health. Her [...]Read More

Which Cosmetic Treatment is for You?

At Schon Dental in Springfield, we believe everyone deserves the perfect smile they’ve always dreamed of. For this reason, we offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry treatment options that can correct any dental imperfection. Whether you have teeth w [...]Read More

Dental Care for Kids

We all know that dental care is important, but did you know that kids’ dental care begins even before their teeth have come in? Dental care for kids can be tricky because they’re not yet old enough to keep up with their oral hygiene without help. [...]Read More