/Tag: Dentistry

Free Dental Care Not Shown to Influence Childhood Cavities

Researchers evaluated the dental history and dental health of more than 1,200 first-graders in Nova Scotia. The province has provided free, universal dental care since 1975, so all the children in the study had access to care since birth. Although more than 90% of the children had their first visit to the dentist by age 2 and annual checkups, some had fewer cavities and better [...]

Are White Fillings Safer Than Silver Fillings?

1. Are white fillings weaker than amalgams? Yes, however, if you take the total result—the filling plus the tooth—the composites are stronger because they bond to the tooth, making the tooth more resistant to fracture.