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Healthy Alternatives to Halloween Candy

Healthy Alternatives to Halloween Candy

Every year children of all ages get dressed up, grab their basket, and run from door to door asking the neighbors for sweet, chewy, sugary, candy. And with all the loot that’s handed out, it’s a wonder that tooth decay and childhood obesity are more rampant than they already are. If you’re looking for a healthy alternative this year to hand out on Halloween night,...

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The Bright White Spot is an Amalgam Filling. There is Significant Decay Next to the Filling.

X-Ray Example of an Amalgam Filling and Tooth Decay

I recently had someone ask me to evaluate an x-ray taken by another dentist. As you can see (in the image posted below), there’s clearly an amalgam filling (the bright white spot). You can also clearly see the cavity just to the left of the filling. What you can’t clearly see is what decay is developing below the mercury filling. That’s one of the problems...

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