A recent study in BioMetals offers a scientific indictment on mercury emissions from modern dental amalgam fillings – proving once again that science is on our side. The study points out what we know, all types of dental amalgams contain mercury, which partly is emitted as mercury vapor. All types of dental amalgams corrode after […]
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While it’s probable that a dentist will place more foreign material in your body than any other medical practitioner, it’s rare to hear an honest accounting about the practice of doing so. Perhaps that’s what makes Dr. James Rota’s Mirror of the Body such an intriguing book. While on one hand a memoir of the […]
In late 2011, reports the Florida Times-Union, the FDA was finally to issue a warning against the use of dental mercury amalgam in young children, pregnant and nursing women, and other populations. They would also urge the use of alternative filling materials whenever possible. And then, silence. Today, the FDA continues to insist that dental […]
While the FDA holds fast to its position on mercury amalgam, the same can’t be said for the European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR). In their just released final report, they now state that alternative materials to dental amalgam should be the first choice for certain restorations, such as […]
While most fillings are successful and long-lasting, sometimes they do fail. And according to research published last month in the European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, mercury amalgam fillings fail a little less often than composite (and a lot less often than glass ionomer) – at least among the 300 children’s teeth that were studied. Not […]
As the saga continues regarding the safety of mercury being used in dentistry, significant information is being presented not only to the FDA in the U.S. but also to the nations of the world. On Wednesday, Dec. 15th, 2010, Healthy Daily News reported that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisers urged the agency to […]
“The whole idea behind healthcare is to seek the best possible method of treatment at all times. Change is natural and necessary. What has been done in the past is not always the best for the future. And hanging on to old ideas simply because of their age is unwise and unnatural.” Mercury Free by […]
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