Should You Get a Tooth-Colored Filling?

Cavities can be painful and if left untreated can lead to dangerous infections. In most cases, your dentist can solve the problem with a filling. But the type of filling that your dentist will use will be determined by the location of the cavity. For example, a filling in a back tooth will benefit from a strong amalgam or gold... read more »

Signs That You Have a Cavity

Cavities are formed when dental decay attacks a tooth. Decay occurs when the bacteria in your mouth feed on the sugary foods you eat and drink, and producing acids. These acids mix with bacteria, food particles and saliva to form dental plaque, a sticky film that coats the teeth. The acids in plaque wear away tooth enamel and allow tiny... read more »