Are Amalgam Fillings Harming Your Health?


October 9, 2013

Everyone knows that mercury is poisonous — bite an old-school-style thermometer in half, and watch Mom come running. Indeed, mercury ingestion has been linked to serious health problems such as multiple sclerosis, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. But is the small amount of inorganic mercury used in silver dental fillings causing your own health to suffer? Here is why silver fillings are often the most sensible and economical choice when filling a cavity, and why the ongoing controversy over “mercury fillings” is likely nothing more than a tempest in a teapot. (more…)

How Sealants Keep Those Pearly Whites Pearly


October 9, 2013

Dental sealants protect the teeth against future decay by preventing foods and bacteria from digging a home into your child’s precious tooth enamel. These thin plastic coatings can save you and your child a ton of aggravation, both in terms of pain and cost, and they are well worth the painless and cost-effective investment. Here’s what you need to know about dental sealants and how AZ Family Dental can help keep your family’s smiles cavity-free. (more…)