Blog tag: fillings

Mercury fillings: what you need to know

Are mercury fillings safe? Why is the EU restricting their use in children? We discuss everything you need to know…
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You might have them in your mouth right now, but they’ve been the cause of a bit of a stir in dental health lately. We’re talking about mercury fillings, which the EU recently decided to restrict the use of in children under 15. But why? While amalgam – or silver […]

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6 tips to care for your new filling

If you’ve just undergone dental work, here’s our 6 tips on how to care for your new filling…
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Having to have a cavity filled can leave your mouth feeling a little strange. If you want to know how to care for your new filling, take a look at our 6 tips… 1. Be mindful You will be given an anaesthetic to numb the area of your mouth where […]

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Are these the oldest dental fillings?

We like to think dental science is relatively new, but this discovery shows the practice might have been going on longer than originally thought…

An amazing recent archaeological discovery has found what is thought to be the earliest known dental fillings. Two 13,000-year-old upper front teeth were found in northern Italy filled with bitumen. The scientists are able to tell the remains are evidence of fillings because each tooth features a large hole which […]

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Our dentists scour the crossrail cavities!

Our Number 18 dentists got the chance to get up close and personal with the Crossrail project. And they found some striking similarities…

It’s not every day you get to explore the deep cavities of a major engineering project. But that’s what the Number 18 team did when they donned their hard hats for a check-up on the Crossrail project set to improve London travel. And they found that it all looked very familiar. […]

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How can cosmetic dentistry benefit you?

Developments in dentistry have made it possible to remove dental stains, replace missing teeth, whiten them and totally recreate a patient's smile.

It used to be that the dentist was only seen when absolutely necessary such as when a gaping cavity made it impossible to eat. Dentists were often associated with pain, but thanks to science, dentistry has evolved from basic care of teeth and gums to cosmetic dentistry. New developments have […]

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