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Can I get cavities even if I have fillings?

Yes, it’s possible to get cavities even if you have tooth fillings. So how do cavities develop under fillings?

Key takeaways:

– If you grind your teeth or brush too aggressively, the fillings get damaged, thus exposing teeth to food and bacteria.

– If the dentist doesn’t place the seal properly, food particles and bacteria will hide between your teeth and the seal.

– Protect your fillings and teeth from cavities by observing top-notch oral hygiene and seeing the dentist regularly for checkups.

Give the best care to your fillings by following all instructions from the dentist.

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.