A 41-year-old member asked:
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Could filling prevent tooth from decay?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Not really...: A filling is a restoration that will repair a decayed tooth. It will not prevent further decay from occurring.
Answered on Jan 14, 2014

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