I have never been to the dentist until now. I am 25 yrs old. We had a big family and going to the dentist was something we never did. We barely got to the doctor. Mom did lots of home remedies or we just rode it out. I finally had a dental appointment and it lasted 3 hrs because never in my life did I hae my teeth cleaned. It was painful and bloody but boy do my teeth look so much better. of course I have cavities since I had never been to a dentist, 8 cavities. I was really nervous about it but my dentist said they will be white fillings with no mercury in them. I am happy they will be white.When did they stop putting mercury in fillings? – tim
Tim – Amalgam fillings, or silver fillings, are still in use by many dentists, and they still contain mercury.
You are fortunate to find a dentist who will use white composite fillings in your teeth. White fillings will blend in naturally with your teeth. They do not contain mercury. White fillings were first introduced in the 1970s, and the technology progressively improved through the mid-80s.
Today, white fillings are commonly used to naturally conceal cavities, and the technology behind them is excellent for filling cavities in front and back teeth. A dentist who is skilled in placing them will give you lasting results.
This post is sponsored by Metairie, New Orleans dentist Dr. Duane Delaune.