Your old silver amalgam fillings are certainly nothing to be proud of. Old dental restorations can be hiding tooth decay and gum disease, even if you can’t feel it.
According to your Holistic Dentist New York, Dentistry for Health NY, cavities can develop under fillings, dental crowns and other dental restorations.
Dental caries can go undetected but according to Dr. Reid Winick from Dentistry for Health NY, there are some ways to determine if you are harboring cavities under your old silver amalgam fillings.
Cracks in Filled Teeth-The metal that is used in your fillings will corrode over time. This causes the tooth to contract and expand. Over the years, this could cause fractures or breakages in the tooth. Tooth fractures allow food particles, saliva, bacteria, and plaque to get inside the healthy part of your tooth under the old silver amalgam filling causing tooth decay.
Cavities under Silver Amalgam Fillings-Tooth decay hides under old silver amalgam fillings and because of the opaqueness go undetected in x-rays. Dentistry for Health NY uses holistic dentistry tools that will give your holistic dentist a clear picture of what is really going on underneath your dental restorations.
Leaky Fillings-When the silver amalgam breaks down and pulls away from your tooth the seal is broken. Without a seal, the fillings start to leak allowing saliva, bacteria, and food particles to get into the tooth causing damage to the healthy structure.
Teeth Clenching and Grinding-When you chew you are putting a tremendous amount of stress on your teeth, which over time will wear down dental restorations. If you suffer from chronic teeth clenching and grinding, known as bruxism, your teeth and fillings will break down much quicker.
Chewing on Hard Things-People like to chew on pen caps, ice and pencils, however, chewing on hard objects can put additional pressure on your teeth, especially teeth that have been previously restored. Avoid chewing on anything that could damage fillings, dental crowns, cosmetic dental bonding, or porcelain veneers.
Stop boasting about your old silver amalgam fillings and schedule an appointment with Dentistry for Health NY. Your Holistic Dentist New York can examine your old dental restorations and safely remove your old silver amalgam fillings.
Call or click for a checkup regarding your old silver amalgam fillings with your New York Holistic Dentist today.