Like any other dental practice, we fill a lot of cavities at Steven T. Cutbirth in Waco. As a holistic practice, we use white fillings exclusively.
Did you know that more than ninety percent of American adults have had cavities at some point? That’s a lot of drilling and filling.
White fillings are also called composite fillings, and we use only white fillings for some very good reasons. For one thing, they blend almost seamlessly with your teeth, so that no one is going to know they’re there, even when you burst out laughing.
Another good reason is that more and more people are concerned about the safety of old-style silver fillings. Silver fillings have been used in dentistry for more than a century, and are extremely durable. And make no mistake, they still have the approval of the American Dental Association and the World Health Organization.
But silver fillings contain tiny amounts of mercury, which is a known toxin. While the jury may still be out about whether they should be used, we use white fillings because we’d rather be safe than sorry.
Many of our patients also say they don’t want to take any chances, and who can blame them? White fillings are durable and resistant to fracturing. That means they are strong enough to withstand all the pressure put on them from constant chewing. They are especially good for filling small to mid-sized cavities.
Of course, it’s best if you don’t need any cavities at all. That may not be very realistic in the long run. But you can minimize your chances of tooth decay by brushing your teeth twice a day, and flossing at least once. It’s also essential that you see us at Steven T. Cutbirth DDS, in Waco twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. We are a holistic dental practice. Our services include general dentistry. Make an appointment today.
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