The term “potholed road” is familiar to everyone, but have you heard about potholed teeth? “Dental pothole” is an informal term given to a small depression or worn-off tip in your tooth enamel. These tiny perforations can become sensitive to the touch and temperature, and are more prone to tooth decay. Over the years, dental potholes will slowly enlarge, growing broader and deeper. What causes potholes in your teeth? Highly acidic beverages, including fruit juices made from lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, tomato or cranberry, can slowly break down enamel and… Read More
For about 150 years, dental amalgam has been used to fill cavities. It had been prized for its durability, strength, affordability, and ease of application. But silver fillings do have certain drawbacks. Suffolk County cosmetic dentists Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot of Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry offer their patients the alternative of tooth-colored fillings. This modern option is aesthetically appealing because it’s virtually unnoticeable. Other people decide to switch from silver fillings to tooth-colored composite fillings because of concerns over ill health effects. A closer look at dental amalgam Around… Read More
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