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Dental Fillings

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Dental Fillings in Halifax

When holes form within the enamel and dentin of the tooth (the white surface), they provide a path for bacteria to enter. This bacteria can then infiltrate the soft dental pulp inside the tooth, causing it to become infected. For this reason, it is essential that you visit your dentist routinely so they can identify any holes and seal them with a dental filling.

Should I Get Composite or Metal Fillings?

Dental fillings can be made from a variety of materials, including metal, amalgam, and composite resin. While metal fillings are very durable and last for many years, many patients are put off by the shiny metal colour that is visible in the teeth. In such cases, composite resin is preferred and while they may not last as long as metal fillings, they look natural in the mouth.

How Do I Care for My Dental Fillings?

When you have dental fillings, it’s important to brush your teeth twice a day and use quality fluoride toothpaste. Regular visits to your dentist help to identify any cracks in your fillings, so they can be repaired promptly to maintain your oral health.

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