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Men: Looking for a Better Job? Start by Visiting the Dentist


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Long ago, most men worked for one or two employers throughout a lifetime and many did not think about the way their overall appearance affected their professional life.



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What Is Amalgam?

 
Chapter: Are There Any Disadvantages?

Disadvantages of amalgam include possible short-term sensitivity to cold after the filling is placed, which is also true of other dental materials. The silver-colored filling is not as natural looking as one that is tooth-colored and might be visible when you laugh or talk. To prepare the tooth, the dentist may need to remove more tooth structure to accommodate an amalgam filling than for other types of fillings.

 

Reviewed: January 2012

 
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