The American Dental Association defines dental caries, or tooth decay, as “a biofilm-mediated, sugar-driven, multifactorial, dynamic disease that results in the phasic demineralization and remineralization of dental hard tissues.” Dr. Santilli uses modern advancements made in general dentistry to treat tooth decay. Instead of using silver dental amalgam fillings, Dr. Santilli uses tooth colored composite dental fillings. The advantage of these fillings is that they blend in with the color of your teeth, allowing for a completely natural smile. Composite dental fillings still provide your teeth with the same protective capabilities for decayed or worn teeth as do amalgam fillings. If left untreated, tooth decay can be detrimental to your health, therefore, it is important to treat this unhealthy condition in a timely manner.