What is the Safest Filling for Teeth?

For more than a century, dentists have used silver fillings, or fillings made from amalgam.  Fillings made from amalgam are fifty percent mercury, with other metals like copper, tin, and zinc that make up the rest.  Amalgam or silver fillings … Continued

How Long Do Dental Fillings Last?

The average adult will require at least one dental filling at some point, even if they have excellent oral health and still see their dentist every six months.  A dental filling is what fills a cavity or small hole in … Continued

How Do You Reverse Tooth Decay?

Tooth decay is what is responsible for cavities forming in your teeth.  And, many patients assume that if they have a cavity developing, that the tooth that has the cavity is a lost cause.  After all, it is pretty common … Continued

Do Fillings Make Your Teeth Weak?

Dental fillings have been used to restore teeth for many, many years.  In the past, silver fillings were carefully placed into teeth that were facing decay.  The belief was that this silver filling would stop the decay of the affected … Continued

What is a Dental Emergency?

Dental emergencies occur all the time, perhaps you chip or break a tooth, or lose a tooth completely due to a bad fall or sports injury.  But, how does a person know what an actual dental emergency is, and what … Continued