Can Fillings Keep Your Teeth Protected Against Cavities?

Fillings are used to seal teeth damaged by cavities. But can they keep your teeth protected against future tooth decay?

Key takeaways:

– Damaged fillings can’t offer protection, as bacteria can seep in through the cracks.

 – Cavity protection depends on how old a filling is, as they need to be replaced every 5-15 years.

– Cavities can form under fillings that haven’t been fully sealed.

This shows how important it is to arrange regular checkups with your dentist to ensure your fillings are doing their job.

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