A lot of people have concerns about their old amalgam fillings they have had for several years. These old amalgam fillings have a mercury component in them, that many people are concerned with. This type of filling appears to be silver in color, when you look at it your mouth.
At our dental office in Midtown Houston, when we talk to patients about needing a nightguard for protection of their teeth, I would say more than half of them look at me and say, “Not me…. I don’t do that” or “I know I won’t wear that thing." When in reality, most of us do some sort of extra parafunctional habits that cause noticeable damage on teeth.
We have all had questions about it, whether we have known someone with it or for ourselves- BAD BREATH. We want to know what causes it and how to fix it. Bad breath, or halitosis, can be caused by several factors. Some are dental related and can be fixed very easily.