If you needed any more evidence that people understand the hazards of metal amalgam fillings, the European Parliament provided it. In mid-March the EU approved a partial ban on the use of metal amalgam fillings.
We live in a truly marvelous age, although sometimes it’s easy to forget. We take for granted so many of the amazing technologies and techniques that transform our lives for the better, like cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry is better than it has ever been, and modern cosmetic dentistry allows us to do things that we […]
Metal fillings have been used for hundreds of years in the US, but that may be coming to an end. Whether we’re talking about gold fillings or metal amalgam, this may be the last generation to ever have metal fillings. Here’s why.
Some Are Expensive
There are two main materials used for metal fillings. Gold fillings have […]
Tooth sensitivity is one of the most common complaints that brings people to the dentist. Unfortunately, the response of most dentists to this problem is very limited and often ineffective. They will look at your tooth for decay, chips, or cracks. But if they don’t find these things, they may simply say that there’s nothing […]
A recent editorial in the Washington Post and the Guardian focuses on how going to the dentist feels like a trip back in time for many people. The article points its finger at dentists who are still using antiquated techniques to treat dental disease, but not all dentists will give you that impression.
When you […]
This is a question people wonder about all the time. They go to a dentist, and the dentist recommends one or more of their fillings be replaced. Since they are not hurting or bothering their mouth, then why replace them?
Most likely as a child your dentist said you had a cavity. When cavities […]