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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...

Dental Fillings: A User’s Manual
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Dental Fillings: A User’s Manual

Unlike a root canal procedure which may take two or more visits to the dentist, having a cavity filled only takes one. The dentist puts in the filling and sends you on your way. Ordinarily, no follow up visits are necessary when you have a cavity filled. There are some things patients should and should...

7 Tooth Decay Stories That Will Have You Rushing to Brush
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7 Tooth Decay Stories That Will Have You Rushing to Brush

Tooth decay can happen to anyone, but with proper dental hygiene and regular visits to the dentist, you can keep it under control. Decay leads to cavities. When people let decay and cavities run amok, bad things can happen. Left alone, cavities can eventually require crowns, root canal, or even losing teeth. Here, dentists weigh...

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. Materials, location, and quantity all play a factor. But, once you know those, it’s easier to understand the cost of getting your...