Archive for February, 2016

The Purpose of Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are applied to act as a shield over the enamel of the teeth. This thin, plastic coating is painted on the depressions and grooves of the molars and premolars. The plastic coating acts as a barrier against germs, preventing tooth decay. Patients ranging from 6 to 14 are the primary target for dental […]

The Safety of Amalgam Fillings

Many of our patients at our dental office in Toms River, NJ ask about the safety of amalgam fillings or what you may call silver-colored fillings. There has been talk and concerns raised about amalgams and there safety for the past several years. Because mercury is part of amalgams and mercury is known to be […]