Did you know that nearly all adults have had cavities at some point? A staggering 92 percent of adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have had cavities in their permanent teeth, while 26 percent have untreated cavities. Many plans cover silver fillings, but not white fillings, which can be confusing for you and your employees. Silver-colored fillings—also called dental amalgams—are made of a combination of metals such as silver, tin, copper and mercury.
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Tooth decay occurs when foods containing carbohydrates starches and sugars —such as breads, cereals, milk, soda, and fruits—turns into acids. The bacteria, acid, food debris, and saliva combine to form plaque, which clings to teeth. The acids in plaque dissolve the enamel surface of the teeth, creating holes in the teeth called cavities, or caries. To remove decay and restore tooth structure, a filling needs to be done. There are two types of restorations we use to fill cavities; they are called amalgam, and composite fillings. They are the most common type of filling used in Canada today. Because these fillings are silver in colour, they are used to fill cavities on the back teeth.
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Posted on July 26, in Dental Crowns. The vast majority of dental patients have developed a cavity at some point and had it filled with a tooth-colored composite or silver amalgam material. When a patient develops a cavity, the decayed areas of the tooth must be removed.
Posted on: Aug 9, AM. The more I read about how toxic mercury is, and that my mouth is full of them, It makes me wonder if many of my problems stem from this. Can it ever leave your body.