Mercury Poisoning the truth about silver fillings.

Published on 01/14/2014. Dentistry

Mercury Poisoning Amalgam-Fillings

The Truth About Silver Fillings

It’s no secret that mercury poisoning is very dangerous to your health and leads to death. For years, the ADA (American Dental Association) has declared that the mercury in the silver or blackish colored amalgam fillings in your mouth doesn’t pose a health risk. The ADA adheres to the claim that there is not enough evidence that shows a health risk to people who have silver fillings.

This is in stark contrast to Swedish scientists, who have for years argued the health risks associated with amalgam “silver” fillings:

  1. Mercury from fillings causes damage to the developing brains of children and nursing infants.
  2. It is linked to neurological and gastrointestinal problems in children and adults.
  3. Researchers are unfolding links between mercury fillings and Alzheimer’s disease.
  4. Mercury causes birth defects.

The list goes on and on.

One disturbing fact to consider is how dentists dispose of amalgam fillings. As a health care professional my office is regulated on the disposal of amalgam fillings that are removed from patients mouths. The amalgam is classified as a toxic substance and the office is monitored on how we dispose of it. So its okay to place amalgam in your mouth, but dentist need to strictly monitor this “safe” substance during its removal because it is toxic, causing damage to the environment and polluting the drinking water.

After considering this information we hope you are not confused concerning silver mercury fillings. My personal recommendation as a dentist, a mother and wife is that you choose not to get amalgam fillings placed in your mouth. If you do have them, I suggest getting them replaced with inlays, onlays or  composite filling like the ones below.

White Fillings

Silver, Amalgam fillings are not safe. Try composite fillings or inlays instead. Silver fillings should be removed. Cosmetic alternatives exist. Ask Smile Designs.

Immediately come in and see Dr. Gerry if…

  1. Silver fillings have been in your mouth for 10 years or longer. The fillings could be open on the edges and are probably starting to break down.
  2. You have or sometimes get a metallic taste in your mouth.
  3. You clench or grind your teeth. This can cause fillings and teeth to crack and often break.
  4. Fillings have fallen out.
  5. You want to have a natural looking tooth colored smile. We have restorations that are healthier than amalgam, stronger, that look natural and last longer.

Check out our new patient specials and give Smile Designs a call today.

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