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Dental CT Scans Can Show Blockages in the Arteries of Your Neck!

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A large percentage of patients that receive dental implants have a dental CT scan.  This scan is different from a medical CT in the sense that has much less radiation and it only images the head and neck.  Dental professionals use these scans to evaluate bone levels, pathology, virtually plan implant placement, and many other applications.  However, these scans also provide us with other incidental but important information.  

CT Scan Findings

One such finding is the presence of calcifications (build ups of calcified plaque) of the main arteries in the neck (carotid artery).  These calcifications have been linked to increased risk for atherosclerosis, stroke, brain atrophy, and compromised circulation in both ...

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Are silver fillings harmful to my health?

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One of the biggest controversies in dentistry over the past 10 years has been whether or not silver fillings (dental amalgams) are harmful to your body.  Silver fillings have been used for over 100 years.  However, since they do contain small amounts of mercury, many patients are afraid of mercury poison.  In August of 2009, the American Dental Association released a statement that "Dental amalgam is considered a safe, affordable and durable material that has been used to restore the teeth of more than 100 million Americans...amalgam is a valuable, viable and safe choice for dental patients."  These statements are supported by numerous studies and systematic reviews. While dental amalgams ...

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Welcome to Doylestown Dental Group

On behalf of Doylestown Dental Group, we would like to welcome you to our blog.  We will be using our blog page to provide you with the latest updates in dentistry as well as any information we think may be helpful to you and your dental needs.  Thank you for reading!

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