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Powerful Jaws Can Damage Your Teeth

Believe it or not, our jaws are powerful enough to bend metal   courtesy Getty Images   According to some dental researchers, our jaws can produce remarkable pressure, in some cases reaching over 1000 Newton (for a physics refresher, see Newton’s Second Law of Motion), or measured another way, up to 265 PSI (pounds-force per […]

Should You Replace Your Silver Fillings?

While silver makes for beautiful adornment, in the mouth, it can draw unwanted attention to previous dental repairs, where missing, worn, damaged or decayed teeth have been restored. Before & After: Silver amalgam replaced by natural-looking composite fillings For more than 100 years, cavities have been commonly filled with a silver compound called amalgam—a stable alloy […]