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DENTAL AMALGAM FILLINGS

Dental Amalgum Fillings

The fact that dental amalgams release toxic or harmful levels of mercury into the human physiology is unproven and inconclusive by way of virtually hundreds of double blind scientific test done by dozens of concerned organizations and entities. Nonetheless, this is certainly a controversial subject within the context of delivering healthy dental therapies. There are many antidotal observations or results from whole body scans for heavy metals that seem to point to dental fillings as the source of mercury in a given host. Most of the scientific community rejects these findings as valid unless supported by a double blind format.

Dental amalgam fillings have been blamed for elevated cancer rates, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, depression, and lupus just to mention a few. The individuals who cite these studies, fail to recognize large populations of individuals who have never had a filling, and present with the same incidence of cancer, MS, Alzheimer's, etc., as the populations that have silver fillings. These cavity free populations tend to be unique to the southwest where fluoride is naturally occurring in water. Most all the research recognized as valid by the scientific community agrees that the heavy metals accumulated in the human system from dietary food and water in any given year are greater than the mercury released in a lifetime from a person having an average of twelve silver fillings. Many people have had all their silver fillings removed and have felt no different than prior, some indeed claim they feel better.

The American Dental Association has declared it unethical for dentists to promote the replacement of silver fillings for health reasons alone. Ultimately, each patient must be comfortable with any treatment and its impact on their personal well being. This issue will likely be topical for some time to come and it is our intention to respect your concerns and respond in a proactive manor to the type of materials you feel may impact your overall well being. In the end, you are the person most responsible for your health and every small choice counts.

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