Thursday, October 27, 2016

Replacing Amalgam Fillings

Sadly, one of the tactics used by shady dentists out there is to 
tell people that all of their silver fillings need to be replaced. 

Do silver fillings need to be replaced?
Almost everything artificial needs to be replaced. 
BUT, ALL the silver going bad at one time?!

Let's take the 2 fillings below as an example. 
This filling I WOULD replace. 
The border between the filling and the tooth is 
deteriorating and allowing bacteria to get down into the tooth. 

This metal filling I would NOT replace.
You can see that the border is perfectly sound. 
There is no reason to inject the patient with drugs, 
and further traumatize the tooth by drilling into it to
remove a filling that is serving its' purpose just fine. 

And NO there is no clinically proven studies that show that 
keeping silver fillings in your mouth is dangerous to your health. 
I will post a link below by the American Dental Association. 

Monday, October 24, 2016

Dental Advertising

You all have seen the billboards.
You've received the ads in the mail. 

Dentists advertising half price treatments. 
Offering cleanings, and/or whitenings for life. 

Why do they do it? 
Should you answer the ad? 
Are there any catches?