If you have a filling in your mouth, you are not alone. In fact, approximately 90% of Americans over 18 have had at least one cavity filled in their lives. Amalgam fillings were the material of choice for about 150 years, so depending on your age, you might have such a filling in your mouth… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Fillings
Tooth Colored Fillings Could Protect your Teeth Better
Or do they? This is a question many patients have. When you are given the news that you have a cavity, your next question is likely to involve how best to repair and restore your tooth. Cavities are bacterial infections, so it is a given that they will need to be professionally cleaned and filled… Read more »
Did Fred Flinstone have Fillings?
What do you think cavemen did when they had cavities? The details of Neolithic dental health has not always been known in great detail, but archaeologists have discovered jawbones with fillings made from beeswax. Scientists Federico Bernardini and Claudio Tuniz of Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics led the amazing discovery several years ago,… Read more »
Want a Dental Filling that Doesn’t Stand Out?
If you have a cavity, you won’t be able to ignore it for long. Once you treat a cavity, though, such as with a dental filling, you should ideally be able to forget about it and move on with your life. However, if your restoration is made from metal, as many fillings are, you could… Read more »