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Oral Care

Are Silver Fillings Dangerous? Do You Need to Remove?

There are two types of dental fillings silver (aka amalgam) and tooth-colored (aka composite or resin). Traditional silver fillings are known for containing an alloy, a mixture of metals including mercury. Silver fillings have been used for decades and they actually have many advantages over tooth-colored fillings. Mercury can be harmful in large amounts as …

Oral Care

Effects & Side Effects of Teeth Whitening Procedures

Everyone loves a bright white smile but most people don’t have brilliant teeth. At-home whitening products such as strips or gels, or dental office procedures are some of the ways people brighten their teeth and reduce surface stains. At-home products may give minimal to great results that last for a few months. Professional dental procedures extend that time up to …