No matter what your age, you should have regular dental check-ups so your dentist can check your teeth and your cavity fillings. Fillings will need to be replaced if they
- Fall out
- Wear down from years of eating, grinding your teeth, or both
- Crack or chip, giving bacteria a hiding place
- Cause pain, especially when chewing
- Concern you because they are mercury fillings
Talk to your dentist about your concerns and explore your replacement options.