Posted on 18 March 2020
When a tooth is damaged by decay, the dentist will apply a filling:
- A filling helps prevent decay from spreading by removing existing decay from teeth and sealing the area exposed to harmful bacteria.
- The most standard filling material used by dentists is amalgam while some people prefer tooth-coloured or gold fillings; your dentist can help decide which is best for your situation.
- Regular checkups at the dentist are vital so they can spot any early signs of decay.
Read the full story here: https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/procedures/fillings/what-is-a-filling