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February 23rd, 2012
Why would I need a filling?
A filling is required when there is a cavity (hole) in the tooth. A hole can occur for several reasons.
1) Decay- when sugars and/ or acid have been allowed to build up and attack the enamel of the teeth
2) Abrasion- when the a specific area of the tooth has been worn away
3) Erosion- when the enamel has begun to dissolve due to the direct effects of acid on the tooth. This can be seen for example if you consistently eat lots of citrus fruits or suffer with stomach acid reflux.