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The good, the bad and the Amalgam Filling in South East London

18 / 03 / 2013

Dentistry has gone through quite a few changes over the past 100 years and some of the treatments you can get have never been more reliable and efficient. There is also a bigger emphasis from a fashion angle to have wonderful looking teeth. However, new techniques mean that others that have been around for years get pushed into the background as new ideas are tried out. One such casualty in all of this has been the amalgam filling- this has been used literally for decades and has been helping to overcome tooth decay with unswerving service. Though it is still used by some dentist, people are opting for prettier, white resin based fillings as opposed to ugly old grey amalgam, but there is also a health question hanging over these old style fillings because of the mercury used in it. In truth, there haven’t been many deaths from amalgam fillings, well none recorded, so it is more likely it’s more vanity that has seen the changing fortunes of amalgam, but one thing for sure, this type of filling is very strong and will last you for life in south east London, which is still yet to be proved by white fillings.

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