Discolored Fillings

I have two top front teeth that have discolored fillings. My dentist tried whitening the teeth, but that only made them look worse. Now he’s talking about Lumineers but I am worried these stained fillings will show through. Is there a better solution for this or is my dentist on the right tRead More

Dentist Won’t Remove Fillings

I have a bunch of those old silver fillings. I’ve been reading and recently learned they are filled with mercury. I know how dangerous mercury is. I want to switch out those fillings for the newer white ones that don’t have mercury but my dentist insists everything is all hype and theRead More

Pain with White Filling and Dentist

I’m at my wit’s end. I had a small filling done on a back tooth. It’s a white filling, which I was extremely excited about. All my other fillings are silver, which I just learned have a ton of mercury in them. The problem I’m having is there is some pain with the filling.Read More

Pain After White Filling

I needed a filling. My dentist wanted to do an amalgam filling because he said they are better on back teeth. I didn’t want that, but wanted a white filling which doesn’t have mercury. He kept insisting the other would be better. I told him I’d go elsewhere to get the white fillRead More

Can I Whiten Silver Fillings?

I have a mouth full of silver fillings. Because I have a super wide smile and tend to open my mouth when I do, everyone can see them. I don’t want to force myself to change how I smile because I like just being who I am, but admittedly, it is embarrassing these days. As… Continue reading Can I Whiten Silver Fillings?

Why Won’t My Dentist Remove My Fillings?

I’m so frustrated. I want to get my old silver filling removed. Really, really want to. My dentist insists all the hype about the mercury content a big nothing and just a way to scare patients. Well, I am scared and I want them gone. But, my dentist is still refusing. Is there a way… Continue reading Why Won’t My Dentist Remove My Fillings?

Is Mercury-Free Dentistry a Fad?

I know there are always health fads. The latest to be discredited is Kale mania. Now I keep hearing it needs to be mercury-free dentistry. First, how much mercury is there really in dentistry? Is it that serious? Help me understand this before I go through all the trouble of searching for the latRead More

What’s the Deal with Mercury-Free?

My sister in law keeps telling my wife we need to be seeing a mercury free dentist. She acts like we’re going to get tumors growing in our mouths if we don’t. I can’t imagine they’re using mercury knowing it’s a toxin. Is there really a need for mercury-free? Read More

High Blood Pressure and Silver Fillings

I was absolutely shocked when my doctor told me I had high blood pressure last week. I exercise regularly. I eat well. I can’t figure out where it’s coming from. My doctor wants me to go on medication, but I hate taking medicine for things which have a healthier solution. So I did somRead More

Dentist Messed Up My White Fillings

I needed a filling on two back teeth. I told my dentist I wanted white fillings. He tried to talk me out of it saying they were back teeth and no one would be able to see them. Plus, it would save me money. I explained to him that it wasn’t about the appearance but… Continue reading Dentist Messed Up My White Fillings