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preventative care

My pediatric dentist says children can’t have white fillings

My nine year old needs a filling. I don’t want any mercury in his system and therefore want a white filling. His pediatric dentist, however, says that children can’t have those. I find that hard to believe. Thoughts? Maddie J. – Washington Maddie, You’re right. Children can have white fillings. What your pediatric dentist was probably trying to convey, is that it is difficult for children to sit still during […]

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Don’t want to grind my teeth down for veneers

I’m getting a smile makeover. My dentist wants me to get Lumineers so as not to have my teeth ground down, but I have heard there are a lot of complaints about Lumineers. Is there a way to get a good brand of porcelain veneer without grinding down my teeth? Heather M. – Ft. Worth, TX Heather, I’m glad to hear that you’re concerned about Lumineers. Too many people just […]

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