Do I Need Dental Fillings?
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, half of all American children under the age of 12 have experienced tooth decay. By the time Americans reach their 60s, The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) reports that 92% of Americans have suffered cavities. Mason family dentist Dr. Tara Hardin, along with her father, Dr. Gary Hardin, help family members of all ages detect and treat tooth decay.
Cavities are usually discovered during routine dental appointments, but they can sometimes offer indicators at home, such as:
- Pain when chewing or biting
- Sensitivity to hot, cold or sweets
- Visible dark spots
- A particularly rough tooth
Cavities used to be treated through the use of metal crowns and fillings. However, recent studies have exposed the potential toxicity of mercury in metal treatments. The case against metal fillings isn’t yet closed, but the dentists at Hardin Advanced Dentistry are committed to a resoundingly safe practice of metal-free dentistry.
Our team of experienced family dentists not only place mercury-free fillings and crowns in our work, but we can also replace any existing metal dental work you may have with composite and all-ceramic (CEREC) alternatives.
If you suspect you or a family member may have a cavity, please contact Mason family dentist Dr. Tara Hardin today by completing the form on this page, or by calling (513) 398-4448 to schedule an appointment. We welcome patients from Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, as well as Southeast Indiana and Northern Kentucky.