Dental fillings -Everything you need to know about it

Hey, guys, this post will be addressing a common yet less known issue in the Dental niche: Dental Fillings. I assume all of you must be having a basic idea of dental fillings and most of it must be quite negative and that it requires dentists using drills, or its a procedure that consumes a lot of money and causes a lot of pain but fortunately the reality is very different and in modern medicine this is a very simple and common procedure.

If you are looking to get a dentist in los gatos, explore the best of options from here. Now, let me guide you on this topic and tell you guys everything you need to know about Dental fillings.

So what does a filling do?

A filling restores a damaged tooth (by decay) back to its normal function and shape. It acts as an anchor and so basically when you get a filling the dentist removes the decayed tooth materials, cleans the affected area of the tooth.

At last fillings fill the cleaned cavity with a filling material which can be of various types like Gold fillings, Amalgam fillings, Composite resins, Porcelain fillings. Each has its own pros and cons which I will be discussing later.

During filling, dentists clean away the decay inside the cavity, with a drill mostly, before filling it in. Removing the decay has advantages like it prevents further damage, but at the same time, it doesn’t fix the damage to the tooth. That’s where fillings role comes in.

The work of the filling is that it replaces the part of the tooth destroyed by tooth decay. The dentists mold them in the shape of the surrounding tooth for you.

They give back the strength and integrity of the tooth and prevent decay by stopping the re-entry in the vulnerable area. Fillings restore full health of a tooth effectively and immediately.

What type of filling to choose?

The type of filling you choose is completely based on factors like allergies to certain materials, cost, and personal reasons.

  • Gold fillings: can last more than 20 years and hence considered one of the best filling material by experts. However, it comes with a cost.
  • Amalgam fillings: Amalgam is a chemical mixture of several metals including metals like silver, tin, and mercury. They’re less expensive, as well as longer lasting, and easier to place.
  • Composite resins: Composite resins or plastic resins can be matched to be the same color as your teeth and hence give a touch of the original tooth. They are also very durable and can last for years or so.
  • Porcelain fillings: Also called inlays or onlays and also can be matched to the color of the tooth. Other benefits include its stain resisting capability but at the same time, its cost is approximately near about gold filling.

A dental implant is a titanium post that is positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line that helps the dentist to mount replacement teeth into that area. An implant doesn’t come loose like a denture can. Dental implants promote general oral health as they need not be an be an anchor to other teeth, like bridges.

How Do you Know if you Need a Filling or not?

First of all, you should always maintain oral health and add regular visits to the dentist in your monthly schedule because only he can detect whether you need to have a filling or not on the basis of the cavity that needs filling. This is done by thorough examination with special instruments like spherical mirrors and you may also need an X-ray of your mouth or a section of it.

Why do you need it?

When tooth decay destroys part of a tooth the exposed cavity is very sensitive and exposes nerve endings which causes intense pain, besides it also compromises the structural integrity of the tooth and if not treated the cavity spreads and would cause further damage to adjacent teeth.

Fillings also prevent bacteria or plaque from growing up inside cavities, which leads to serious infections. They reinforce the strength of the tooth and keeps it from chipping, cracking, or breaking.

Without a filling, even less intense cavities could seriously affect the health and function of your teeth. Therefore, you should do everything possible to avoid cavities, but if you have a cavity that needs treatment fillings isn’t the end of the world and you should always agree with the dentist and go for a tooth filling without hesitation. What is even more important is to get your dental implant done at the right place. For instance, in case you are looking for options in dental soothing work in Belmont, you can easily choose from the best of dentists in your neighborhood.…


Karaoke Music Is A Great Way To Have Some Fun! – Alan Ray

These days it isn’t very difficult to find a karaoke bar. They’ve definitely grown in popularity in the past few years. Karaoke Music is a great way to have some fun!

Karaoke is a form of a Japanese word and means “empty orchestra,” which is rather appropriate don’t you think? Karaoke has been around for more than 20 years now. It all started back in 1984 in Japan and it spread like wildfire around the globe.

Karaoke works by taking the music of a singer and the stripping out the vocals leaving just the music. Then the lyrics are displayed on a screen and a person sings the words using a microphone.

Karaoke has become popular in bars, restaurants, and in the home. It’s a great source of entertainment for anyone who loves music and likes to sing.

In the early days karaoke music was delivered by cassette but the times they are a changing and technology now means new means of delivery which include VCD’s, CD’s, DVD’s and KTV boxes. It’s never been easier to set up your own personal karaoke station to entertain your friends.

It’s popularity continues to grow in North America and you know that we aren’t about to settle for anything other than the best so stereo equipment combined with lighting effects and a real fun atmosphere became the norm in bars and restaurants that offered karaoke events.

And the music choices are endless. Hip hop, dance, rock and roll, pop, jazz, soul, and even hymns are all available. So no matter what type of music you love here’s your chance to give it a try.

If you’ve never been to a karaoke party you don’t know what your missing. Fun with a capital F! Some people are naturals, they grab the mike and the songs just naturally role out. Others have great voices and no practice, others think they can sing but ah hum…. And then there are the timid who wouldn’t perform to save their soul. A couple of drinks and suddenly they are boldly singing where no man has gone before. It’s great!

Karaoke is catching on from the very young to the very old. And for the shy and timid who want to be a star behind closed doors, well it’s never been easier. There are also those who want to improve their singing skills. Young kids love to sing their hearts out. Friends love to get together and have some fun.

You need to choose the right karaoke machines to fit your needs and your budget. There are many websites that provide equipment from the very simplest to the most expensive.

A basic karaoke machine has audio input and output. Higher end machines have electronic pitch control to help the singer and music match keys. You can also purchase software that will transform your computer into a karaoke box.

There are also many sights that offer karaoke music to download complete with lyrics. Some of these sites have some great forums too so be sure to check it out!

The next time someone asks you if you want to give karaoke music a try don’t run away. Don’t worry about being the laughing stock of the evening. Remember everyone’s the same – no pros here. What a great way to relax after a busy day at work. And heck who knows you might be the next Elvis or Dolly Parton.…




Alan Ray, Ph.D. is a professional speaker, educator, and humorist. He is also the author of the first daily comedy service TeleJoke. Dr. Ray is available for speaking and writing services. To book an appearance, or to order his TeleJoke original comedy, e-mail [email protected], or phone (209) 476-1511.

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Half Day/ Full Day Communication Workshops

A Full or Half Day Seminar on Writing and Speaking for Business

by Humorist/Educator
Alan Ray, Ph.D.

Create entertaining and educational presentations that will captivate audiences!

Alan Ray is very edu-taining! This humorist and communication professor speaks, writes, and teaches the “art” of communicating in a business environment. He stresses the value of using comedy and drama in any form of presentation. Whether it’s a sales pitch, classroom lecture, keynote address, or inspirational speech, Dr. Ray challenges those who speak in their jobs to “be theatric” in the preparation and delivery of any kind of talk.

Produce speeches that will keep the audience “tuned in” to you!

Because Baby Boomers and X Generators were first educated with “Sesame Street”, trainers, teachers, supervisors, and sales people must now reach their clients, customers, employees, and audiences with entertaining as well as educational presentations. Dr. Ray shows how to create, write, and deliver “edu-taining” speeches, lectures, workshops, and sales pitches. He views all speaking opportunities as a “performance on stage”, and he motivates others to “relish these moments of celebrity and attention.”

A workshop for those serious about having the audience on the edge of their seats!

In either a 3- or 6-hour seminar, attendees will learn how to–

  • Take control of stage fright
  • Outline an entertaining, educational presentation
  • Understand the basics of human communication
  • Use body movement techniques during a speech
  • Write speeches for the TV generations
  • Listen to audiences for feedback
  • Apply and create humor and dramatics to presentations
  • Employ charts and graphics as useful aids to speeches
  • Deliver dynamic, memorable presentations
  • Critique and evaluate the presentation

For information on A Small Safe Is The Perfect Spot For Your Handguns by Alan Ray, e-mail [email protected], or call (209) 476-1511.…

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Sprinkle your performance with a dash of Alan Ray’s original daily one-liners!

Since 1988, Alan Ray has written thousands of topical one-liners for hundreds of radio station morning shows, newspaper columnists, professional comedians, and business speakers.

The TeleJoke Daily issue is a sheet of 10 jokes e-mailed and/or faxed to subscribers Monday-Friday. The TeleJoke Weekly issue is 25 jokes e-mailed and/or faxed every Friday. In all, subscribers will receive 75 topical one-liners per week.

The cost to subscribers is only $28 per month (quarterly and annual rates are available). American Express, Mastercard, or Visa are accepted.

If you’re interested in a one-week free trial of TeleJoke, e-mail [email protected], or call (209) 476-1511.…


Keynote Addresses (Humorous / Motivational)

“Let Me Edu-tain You”

A Keynote Address performed by Humorist/Educator Alan Ray, Ph.D.

He’ll make you laugh. He’ll make you think. He’ll motivate you to look at the world with what he calls “comic vision”.

Alan Ray is very edu-taining! This humorist and communication professor amuses, motivates, and teaches about the value of laughter in society. He not only delivers one-liners in his uniquely “Southern style”, but he also stresses the importance of satire and parody to combat stress, deal with politics, and cope with an ever-changing world.

This guy is funny. This guy is topical and timely! This guy will have the audience repeating what they’ve heard when they get back to the office.

Alan Ray is not just your average joke-teller! The message within his humor motivates and encourages others to laugh when “they might feel like crying.” At the same time, his humorous presentation challenges the audience to educate themselves on things going on around them. To Alan Ray, comedy is preventative medicine for a host of social and political situations.

For information on how to book a 30-60 minute keynote address by Alan Ray, e-mail [email protected], or call (209) 476-1511.…


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Need one-on-one assistance with specific types of communication?

Alan Ray can help business executives become more polished presenters. Dr. Ray works with individuals to enhance their public speaking skills, improve their interpersonal dialogue, stimulate their writing ability, and develop their command of a radio or TV interview or press conference.

Alan Ray helps clients in the four arenas of communication: Public Speaking, Media Communication, Interpersonal Communication, and Organizational Communication.

With hour long in-person sessions, Dr. Ray directs business leaders on how to advance their knowledge and skill in communication.

For information on how to book a personal session with Alan Ray, e-mail [email protected], or call (209) 476-1511.…