Blog - Amalgam Filling

  • Another Cracked Tooth due to Teeth Grinding

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: March 17, 2009

    Grinding Your Teeth Can Literally Crack Them in Half I just can’t say it enough – if you grind your teeth, you need a properly made and professionally adjusted dental nightguard! Perfect situation this morning: a young lady of only 29 years age came in for a root canal and crown because of a badly […]

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  • Are Amalgam/Mercury/Silver Fillings Safe?

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: February 9, 2009

    While silver/amalgam fillings are not requested very often in our practice, as most prefer to have fillings that blend in with their natural teeth, they are something that we do when situations warrant, as I discussed in an earlier post. However, when it comes to the general topic of silver fillings, there are a lot […]

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  • What Hides Under Old Silver Fillings?

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: January 12, 2009

    Mercury-Silver Dental Fillings Can Hide Big Problems As I’ve mentioned, there are 2 basic “philosophies” of dental care, although I didn’t really spell them out.  They are (approximately, please understand!): Watch and wait until it it actually hurts or breaks, Diagnose and recommend treatment BEFORE it actually hurts or breaks. As a general rule, at […]

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  • Digital photography & patient communication

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: January 8, 2009

    See Pictures of YOUR Teeth to Understand What’s Wrong In today’s world, when dental patients are increasingly savvy about dental care, but also increasingly worried that they’re being taken advantage of, developing the critical trust between a patient and our team is occasionally difficult.  This is where the power of digital photography is so evident, […]

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  • Cracked teeth – Act early

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: January 5, 2009

    Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Cracks in Your Teeth One of the most common reasons that patients come to us for dental emergencies is cracked and broken teeth.  For some reason, this always seems to happen on weekends, when you’re out at dinner, or right after we’ve closed for a long weekend – go figure.  This […]

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  • Silver (amalgam) fillings: still a good choice in 2008

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: December 22, 2008

    Are Silver/Mercury Dental Fillings Safe? For many years, the dental profession has been moving away from gold and silver restorations to composite (plastic) and porcelain/ceramic restorations.  However, they are not always the smartest options for certain circumstances.   While there is a lot of misinformation out there about the alleged dangers of (mercury) silver fillings, here’s […]

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