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If you are proud of your 15-year-old silver amalgam fillings, it’s time to schedule an appointment with your Burlington Dentist. Although you may not be in pain or notice anything, there could be something lurking under your old fillings. That something is called tooth decay. Consequently, you'll need to see your dentist. Filled Teeth can Still Become Decayed According to Dr. Mike Morris from Chittenden Dental, teeth that are filled can still become decayed, especially if you have leaky or cracked fillings. Cavities and decay can occur anywhere, even under or around your old fillings. What’s worse is that debris and bacteria will find their way in creating more dental caries. Because it is impossible to brush under your dental restorations, tooth-damaging acids will eat away at the healthy part of the restored tooth. Dr. Morris and his team recommend that you have your

Not all teeth can be whitened with over the counter or even professional tooth whitening products. If you have tooth colored fillings, porcelain veneers or other types of restorative or cosmetic dentistry, no amount of tooth whitening will lighten your smile. Why Can’t All Teeth Be Whitened? Dr. Mike Morris from Chittenden Dental explains that even professional teeth whitening can’t brighten porcelain veneers or dental implants. Although there are certain teeth bleaching products that can lighten interior stains, teeth whitening doesn’t always work. Because bleach penetrates the enamel on your teeth, your teeth become whiter. Restorations won’t absorb the hydrogen peroxide, which is the active whitening agent in most products. I Don’t Have Restorations But Still Don’t See Results If you are using over the counter strips, gels, pastes, polishes, rinses or trays, your teeth will never get as white as they could with

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