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Having old fillings that have stood the test of time may give you a sense of pride, but did you know that your old silver amalgam fillings could be cracked or chipped causing other cavities to form in the same tooth? According to Dr. Mike Morris from Chittenden Dental, this happens because old silver amalgam fillings and old resin fillings allow bacteria to seep in creating cavities under your dental fillings. Why You Should Replace Old Fillings Soreness or pain in the tooth or underneath the filling A space between the tooth and filling Lack of support Mercury leakage, if you are concerned Aesthetics Cracks Chips According to the American Dental Association, regular dental checkups are the only way to detect tooth decay under or around an existing filling and old silver amalgam fillings. Your Burlington Dentist uses an intra oral camera because

It’s almost the end of the year with holiday parties in full swing. While you may be careful about watching what you put in your mouth because of your diet, are you as careful about what those foods can do to your teeth? According to Burlington dentist Dr. Mike Morris, so-called healthy foods may be great for your waistline, but not so good for your teeth. Below is a list of foods that you may want to avoid this holiday season. Starchy Goodies for Teeth Your grandmother’s favorite Christmas cookies are probably just as bad for your waistline as they are for your oral health. Just like bread, chips, crackers and bagels, cookies are full of starch. Starch stays on your teeth and converts to acid and bacteria, which eats away at the enamel on your teeth. Candy Canes and other Hard Candies Your favorite

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