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Which Dental Fillings Are the Safest?
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Which Dental Fillings Are the Safest?

It is natural for people to have questions about any substance that is put into their body, and dental fillings are no exception. Some publications have raised concerns about the materials used in some fillings. Is there any cause for concern? And if so, which dental fillings are safest? The most recent research indicates that...

How Long Should a Cavity Filling Be Sensitive?
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How Long Should a Cavity Filling Be Sensitive?

In almost all cases, a dental filling is the best solution for a cavity caused by tooth decay. Once the procedure is done, patients are often surprised to still have some sensitivity or even pain. This is normal—to a degree. But if sensitivity is extreme or lasts too long, it could mean there is a...

Should You Worry About a Possible Cavity on a Kid’s Baby Teeth?
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Should You Worry About a Possible Cavity on a Kid’s Baby Teeth?

It’s easy to think that a cavity on a kid’s baby tooth is no big deal. After all, baby teeth (also called primary teeth) are only temporary. So how important can they be? Actually, the condition of a child’s teeth can affect the adult teeth that will eventually replace them.  It’s beneficial for parents to...

Symptoms of Cavities in Kids
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Symptoms of Cavities in Kids

One CDC report estimates that one in five children between the ages of 5 and 11 have at least one untreated cavity. In fact, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease for children in that age group. Unfortunately, that means that most kids will get a cavity sooner or later. The good news is...

Are Dental Fillings Safe? What You Should Know
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Are Dental Fillings Safe? What You Should Know

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 92% of adults aged 20 to 64 have tooth decay, also called dental caries. While some people may let a cavity go without treatment, the majority see a dentist for a dental filling. Dental fillings are the surest way to repair a tooth and save...

Are Dental Fillings Toxic?
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Are Dental Fillings Toxic?

When having a cavity filled, there are a few different materials to choose from. Over the years, there has been some controversy about the safety of some of those materials. Patients sometimes ask dentists the question “are dental fillings toxic?” According to the majority of dentists, medical associations, and government agencies, the answer to this...

Dental Fillings vs. Crowns: Deciding What You Need
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Dental Fillings vs. Crowns: Deciding What You Need

There are significant differences between dental fillings and dental crowns, but they serve the same purpose: To restore a damaged or decayed tooth. When a dentist recommends one instead of the other, it’s important to understand why. The decision of dental fillings vs. crowns should lead to the best solution to the tooth’s problem without...

Help! My Kid Has a Mouth Full of Cavities!
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Help! My Kid Has a Mouth Full of Cavities!

The last thing a parent wants to hear at the dentist is that his or her kid has a bunch of cavities. Not only are fillings and additional expense, but most parents feel a certain amount of guilt when their children have cavities. In reality, cavities are common and can pop up in children and...