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Sealants Wearing Out? Is That a Thing?
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Sealants Wearing Out? Is That a Thing?

Dental sealants (sometimes called tooth sealants) can be a great way to prevent tooth decay, especially in younger children. But the plastic used to make those sealants does not last forever. Over time, it does wear away. This leads many parents to ask: Are sealants wearing out normal? How long do dental sealants last, typically?...

What is a Cavity, Exactly?
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What is a Cavity, Exactly?

No one likes to find out that they have a cavity. But if you have one, you know you should visit a dentist to have it fixed. But what is a cavity, exactly? The simple answer is that a cavity is a hole in a tooth. This article will look at the answer in a...

Do I Need to Get My Cavity Filled?
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Do I Need to Get My Cavity Filled?

If you suspect you have a cavity, our article I Think I Have a Cavity – What Now? explains some of the symptoms. If you already know you have a cavity, your next question might be “Do I Need to Get My Cavity Filled?” Most people would like to avoid getting a cavity filled. But...

How Painful is it to Get a Cavity Filled?
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How Painful is it to Get a Cavity Filled?

Cavities are one of the most common dental issues; in fact, they’re one of the most common health problems in general, worldwide. If you have a cavity, you may be worried about pain or discomfort associated with getting it filled. But there’s good news—with today’s advances in dental procedures, you will be able to get...

How Much Does it Cost to Get a Cavity Filled?
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How Much Does it Cost to Get a Cavity Filled?

If you’ve got a cavity, chances are you’ve also got questions. And your biggest question may be “How much will all of this cost?” The answer is: It depends on several different factors. First, it depends on the type of filling. Not all fillings are created equal. Metal fillings, which are also referred to as...

Cavity Filling: What to Expect When Having Cavities Filled
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Cavity Filling: What to Expect When Having Cavities Filled

If your dentist says you have one or more cavities, you will need to have them filled. The process of cavity filling, or tooth filling, prevents the cavity from becoming worse and helps to protect your teeth from further decay. Cavities themselves are holes in your teeth caused by bacteria. Getting cavities filled is more...