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Not So Silver Linings

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Silver fillings are made with amalgam, which is a combination of metals, including silver, mercury, tin, copper, zinc, indium and palladium. It has been a very popular and effective filling material used in dentistry for over 150 years. However, it can have a very negative effect on teeth. Leaving silver fillings in too long has been shown to cause corrosion, micro-fracture, deep decay, nerve damage and cracked teeth. When an old silver filling loses its seal or begins to chip, bacteria can seep under the edges. New cavities can form underneath and the loosened fillings turn into internal wedges. This results in pain, tooth fracture, and in extreme cases, tooth loss. To prevent this from happening, replace your old silver linings with composite resin.

Concern has been continuously rising over the mercury in amalgam. Mercury is used to help make the material pliable. When amalgam is mixed with an alloy powder, it makes a compound that is soft enough to mix and press into a tooth, then hardens enough to withstand biting and chewing. The controversy over mercury in amalgam focuses on how much mercury actually leaves the filling and enters the body. Research has shown that very small amounts of mercury (in the form of vapor) can be released into the body from the amalgam filling wearing down. This controversy is still ongoing, but mercury has been shown to cause harm to your body.

We are strongly committed to the overall health of our patients at Paradise Dental, which is why we have never and will never use silver fillings! Get your silver fillings restored and upgraded with us today! Schedule an appointment or call us! 781-598-3700

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Office Hours

Please take note that our office may be limited to Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM as we work through capacity limitations with relation to Covid-19 restrictions

Monday 7:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday 7:00am – 6:00pm
Friday 7:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday 8:00am – 1:00pm
Sunday Closed

Forever B.
I couldn't love Paradise Dental more! High tech, new facility with super friendly staff. Cindy is my hygienist and she is just awesome. Also, there hours are perfect for people who work full time! My appointment was at 7pm last night! Who loves their dentist???? This girl
Marc C.
First Class Facility. Modern equipment. Professional service. This is what I have come to expect from Drs' Steve and Helyne and their entire staff.
Candice c.
It's the fanciest dentist I have ever been to. I really like the moisturizing heated hand treatment they offer while you're getting your teeth cleaned. They have lots of other little extras that make this place stand out above the rest. The cleaning and exam were pretty typical, but no complaints. I'm always wary of getting advice to replace fillings when they aren't bothering me, but that didn't happen.
Jeff G.
Great experience as always!!! State of the art office with a friendly and professional staff. I would not trust any other practice with my dental care.
Shelley K.
My first visit consisted of a consultation with Dr, Helyne Hamelburg whom I found to be very calm and relaxing as I am not a fan of any dental procedure. I will be having gum surgery in a few weeks and am actually not fearing the procedure which I have been putting off for years. Office is certainly state of the art which I had never experienced anything like it. Glad she was recommended to me by another Doctor who knew she would be a good fit for me.
John C.
The providers, hygienists, the entire staff are wonderful. I can't recommend them enough. They are efficient, courteous, and the office is inviting. I never thought I would say this about a dental office, but I get relaxed there. You get treated like your the only patient they have.
Jessica O.
Amazing! Accommodating! you can express your fears and they will help you avoid/overcome them! Would recommend them to everyone! oh! and the best part, they have all the state of the art equipment to make the visit fast, painless and less frequent appointments!
Barbara G.
The Dr.'s are professional and are well educated on the newest, cutting edge dental techniques. My whole family benefits from their expertise!
Paul M.
Always a great experience! Everyone is nice and friendly and make the visit very pleasant. They are always very professional and provide superb dental care.

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