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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions, it may be helpful to visit the links below for FAQ's asked by our patients. If your question is not answered below, please do not hesitate to call our office. We will be happy to assist you.

Why do I have bad breath?
Are white fillings as good as silver?

Yes. In some instances, they are even better. Silver fillings just fill the hole in the tooth. If the hole (cavity) is large or near an edge of the tooth, the walls that are left can be thin and weak. With repeated use, thin and weak parts of teeth will crack and break.

White fillings do more than just fill the hole. They actually bond to the tooth structure. In this way, they make the tooth stronger. These bonded fillings can prevent teeth from cracking, and if they already have cracks starting, can prevent them from getting worse.

Caps, crowns, inlays, onlays... What's the difference?
What is gum disease?
What is a root canal?
Does tooth whitening work?
What can my dentist do about cracked, worn, discolored or broken teeth?
What is porcelain veneers?