Old Silver Amalgam Fillings Are Nothing To Boast About

Old Silver Amalgam Fillings Are Nothing To Boast About

Why You Should Switch to a Holistic Dentist

Your old silver amalgam fillings are certainly nothing to be proud of. Old dental restorations can be hiding tooth decay and gum disease, even if you can’t feel it.

According to your Holistic Dentist New York, Dentistry for Health NY, cavities can develop under fillings, dental crowns and other dental restorations.

Dental caries can go undetected but according to Dr. Reid Winick from Dentistry for Health NY, there are some ways to determine if you are harboring cavities under your old silver amalgam fillings.

Cracks in Filled Teeth- The metal that is used in your fillings will corrode over time. This causes the tooth to contract and expand. Over the years, this could cause fractures or breakages in the tooth. Tooth fractures allow food particles, saliva, bacteria, and plaque to get inside the healthy part of your tooth under the old silver amalgam filling causing tooth decay.

Cavities under Silver Amalgam Fillings- Tooth decay hides under old silver amalgam fillings and because of the opaqueness go undetected in x-rays. Dentistry for Health NY uses holistic dentistry tools that will give your holistic dentist a clear picture of what is really going on underneath your dental restorations.

Leaky Fillings- When the silver amalgam breaks down and pulls away from your tooth the seal is broken. Without a seal, the fillings start to leak allowing saliva, bacteria, and food particles to get into the tooth causing damage to the healthy structure.

Teeth Clenching and Grinding- you chew you are putting a tremendous amount of stress on your teeth, which over time will wear down dental restorations. If you suffer from chronic teeth clenching and grinding, known as bruxism, your teeth and fillings will break down much quicker.

Chewing on Hard Things- people like to chew on pen caps, ice and pencils, however, chewing on hard objects can put additional pressure on your teeth, especially teeth that have been previously restored. Avoid chewing on anything that could damage fillings, dental crowns, cosmetic dental bonding, or porcelain veneers.

Stop boasting about your old silver amalgam fillings and schedule an appointment with Dentistry for Health NY. Your Holistic Dentist New York can examine your old dental restorations and safely remove your old silver amalgam fillings.

Call or click for a checkup regarding your old silver amalgam fillings with your New York Holistic Dentist today.

Allergic Sensitivity to Metals in Dental Materials

Allergic Sensitivity to Metals in Dental Materials

 Allergic Sensitivity to Metals in Dental Materials

Allergic sensitivity to metals affects millions of people all over the world. Unfortunately, not all people who are affected have any idea that they are suffering. If you suspect you may be suffering from an allergy to your dental materials, it is imperative that you schedule an appointment with a Holistic Dentist who can replace your restorations with biocompatible materials that will not make you sensitive or sick.

Although there are many metals used in dentistry, these are the most common.

  • Silver
  • Cadmium
  • Nickel
  • Titanium

Silver Amalgam- If you have or have had silver amalgam fillings, you have been exposed to mercury toxicity to a certain degree and could be suffering from an allergic sensitivity to metals. If your immune system is depleted, if you suffer from disease related symptoms or are subject to more than one allergy, talk to Dentistry for Healthy NY about safe silver amalgam removal.

Cadmium- Cadmium is a neuro toxin that is used for paint pigments, PVC plastics, nickel–cadmium batteries, and believe it or not, dental materials. Cadmium has also been discovered in soil thanks to the use of commercial fertilizer, fungicide, and insecticide. Patients who are sensitive to cadmium have reported rashes, sensitivity to hot and cold and mouth sores.

Nickel- Researchers are discovering that severe dermatitis could be caused by a reaction between palladium and nickel, both of which are used in dental materials. The most common symptom of a nickel allergy is itching, swelling and redness. Nickel allergies are also more common in women. People who are allergic to nickel also report a metallic taste that never goes away. If you suffer from a metal allergy, Dentistry for Health NY can replace your metal restorations with biocompatible materials that will make you feel better.

Titanium- Although less likely to cause an allergic reaction when compared to other metals, the dental world is seeing some reaction to the titanium posts used in dental implants. Titanium is highly resistant to corrosion and is biocompatible, in most cases, with the immune system. Titanium dioxide, a form of the metal, is also used to enhance flavor and is used as an additive in cosmetics, toothpaste, and foods. Symptoms of an allergic reaction to titanium include a metal taste in the mouth, muscle pain, fatigue, skin rashes, or swelling.

If you suspect you may be suffering from an allergic sensitivity to metals see your doctor or allergist.

Once you have a diagnosis, call, or click and talk to the team from Dentistry for Health NY who can safely remove your metal restorations.

Call or click today for more information regarding allergic sensitivity to metals.