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By Francis G. Serio

Looking into your mouth is like having a look less than the hood of your motor vehicle. either are darkish and mysterious areas. regrettably, in contrast to your vehicle, your mouth didn't include a advisor to operation and service. This booklet can function an "owner's manual," for it was once written if you happen to desire to appreciate the mouth and the way to maintain it fit. it's going to introduce what's within the mouth and the way to take right care of it.

From its define of the anatomy of the mouth to its discussions of up to date dental learn and expertise, this publication bargains perception into the tactics that make sure dental well-being. It information day-by-day oral hygiene and upkeep aimed toward decreasing the prevalence of universal oral maladies. additionally defined is the dentist's function in prevention and remedy, in addition to the prices of dental care.

Virtually all people are suffering from dental ailments of a few type. Many dental difficulties, in particular undesirable breath, gum sickness, and cavities, are virtually fullyyt preventable. if it is for bleeding gums, cavities, crooked tooth, impacted knowledge the teeth, stains, a number of alternative difficulties, or simply a periodic checkup, approximately everybody will spend time and cash on the dentist's place of work. if you happen to are occupied with applicable care of the mouth and teeth this truly written booklet can be useful.

The ideas of dental implants, beauty dentistry, and choose technical strategies in dentistry are mentioned and obviously defined. additionally, a valuable record of dental colleges that offer reasonably cheap care and a listing of assets for additional details are included.

Although this booklet isn't really intended to be accomplished, it bargains the company beginning for having proficient dialogue together with your dentist and for keeping oral future health for a lifetime.

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Where to Go for Further Information 87 Appendices A. Suggestions for Further Reading 89 B. Dental Schools 92 Index 99 Page vii Acknowledgments and Dedication I would like to thank Dr. Miriam Bloom, general editor of the Understanding Health and Sickness Series at the University Press of Mississippi, for her guidance and support and Dr. Howard E. Strassler of the University of Maryland Dental School for reviewing the manuscript. I am especially grateful to Dr. Cheryl L. Serio, my own dentist and my best friend, for allowing me to pursue my professional and personal dreams.

Understanding Health and Sickness Series, Miriam Bloom, Editor University Press of Mississippi Jackson Page iv Copyright © 1998 by the University Press of Mississippi All rights reserved Manufactured in the United States of America 01 00 99 98 4 3 2 1 The paper in this book meets the guidelines for permanence and durability of the Committee on Production Guidelines for Book Longevity of the Council on Library Resources. Illustrations by Regan Causey Tuder Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Serio, Francis G.

Its major drawback is that its dark silver-gray color contrasts dramatically with the natural appearance of tooth structure. Amalgam is made by mixing shavings of silver, copper, and tin with liquid mercury. The result is a pliable mass which hardens in several minutes. While in the plastic state, the material is placed in the prepared tooth as explained below. The material then hardens, with the maximum hardness achieved after approximately 24 hours. Almost since it was introduced in the United States in 1833, the use of amalgam has been controversial.

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