The “Smart” Fillings of the Future

21st century dental innovations are on the rise, and this creativity now includes a “smart” fix for cavities. A new type of filling, made with bioactive glass instead of metals like mercury and silver, helps restore damaged teeth. Metal fillings used by most dentists may need to be...

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Avoiding the Pacifier: Is It Worth It?

Though long-used for infant comfort, the benefits of a pacifier are up for debate. Sucking is a reflex that is normal for infants, but sucking on a foreign object such as a pacifier can harm the development of different oral structures. Babies that have so-called...

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