I’m over 50: do I need to replace the fillings for my childhood cavities?

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.

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