How to Make Your Fillings Last
Of course you know that brushing twice a day and flossing daily is essential to keeping your teeth — especially those with fillings — healthy. Regular visits to the dentist and professional cleanings twice a year are also essential so that he/she can inspect your existing fillings to detect any early problems. Your dentist can also check for weaknesses in the material, as well as do dental X-rays to look for decay under the filling.
Beware of bad dental habits, such as clenching or grinding your teeth. Your dentist might recommend a mouth guard to help prevent damage to your fillings, as well as protect your healthy teeth and jaw.
Don't wait until a filling hurts to start taking care of it. While fillings don't last forever, you can help them last as long as possible with proper care. Next time you're at the dentist, ask to get your fillings checked and ensure they're in good shape.