Understanding Biocompatibility Before Dental Treatment

Understanding Biocompatibility Before Dental Treatment “Understanding Biocompatibility Before Dental Treatment” by Dr. Blanche D. Grube One of the things I have noticed over the many years of my dental career is that “ALL” dentists think that they are the best dentist in their community, state, or maybe even the country. Yet there is something that […]

How a Dentist Decides on What Materials to Use

How a Dentist Decides on What Materials to Use How does a dentist decide on what materials to use?  Allergies are among the most common but overlooked diseases. It has been reported that over 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year, that’s almost 1/7th of the total US population. Usually, those allergies are environmental, like […]

Children Of Color And Low-Income Kids Still Receive Unsafe Mercury-Based Dental Fillings

CHILDREN OF COLOR AND LOW-INCOME KIDS STILL RECEIVE UNSAFE MERCURY-BASED DENTAL FILLINGS It has been more than a year since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asked dentists to stop using amalgam—the familiar silver-colored material used to fill cavities—in children and other “high risk” groups. That’s because amalgam contains 50 percent mercury, a well-known neurotoxicant. The […]