Did you know that tooth grinding, even occasionally while under stress, can cause serious problems for your teeth and your old silver amalgam fillings?
What’s worse is that tooth grinding also causes issues for your dental restorations, especially if those restorations are silver amalgam.
Silver Amalgam Fillings and Mercury
If you follow this dental blog you will know that Dr. George Dental is a dental practice in Delray Beach that only offers mercury free dentistry.
What that means for you and your family is healthier teeth and gums and a heathier body.
Dr. George Sanchez is a mercury free dentist who will not take chances with the health and wellbeing of you and your family teeth and gums.
While some argue that silver amalgam fillings are completely fine and safe for teeth others do not agree. Dr. George Dental in Delray Beach is one of those dental practices that doesn’t. Moreover, Dr. Sanchez is totally mercury free.
Silver Amalgam Fillings can be Toxic
Mercury is not used much at all these days, except when it comes to dental fillings. Those old thermometers were pulled from the market long ago because of the poisonous mercury that told you how hot or cold it was.
Christmas bulbs that bubbled mercury and other mercury filled items are long gone as well, but again, not silver amalgam fillings.
The FDA and ADA both agree that silver amalgam fillings are not toxic and fine for teeth, but those who know the truth have a different opinion on the matter.
Dr. George explains that when a filling contracts and expands, which mercury fillings do, the material will not be sealed to the tooth.
In addition, if a filling cracks or chips or becomes loose at the seal, leaks occur as well. Moreover silver fillings won’t protect the tooth from further decay.
White Fillings are Better for Teeth
The best way to avoid any potential contact is to get rid of your silver amalgam fillings. Have them removed and replace them with biodegradable restorations matched to the rest of the tooth. Dr. George and his team have the equipment and experience to safely remove your dental restorations.
After removing the dental restorations your teeth are filled with a beautiful and safe alternative that is matched to the rest of your smile.
Of course if Dr. George discovers that you are grinding your teeth more than you should an oral appliance may be recommended to help protect your new dental fillings and any other restorations.
Silver Amalgam Fillings Be Gone
If you still have your old restorations or grind your teeth schedule an appointment with Dr. George Dental. Your teeth will be thanking you for it for the rest of your life.