Silver filling and mercury, ( Dentist’s M word!)

Happy Wednesday,

The safety of mercury in our fillings has always been a big question in people’s mind.  As one of my teacher’s in dental school used to say, we (dentists and dental auxiliary) are like canaries, which miners used to take into the mine and if they die, miners know that it is not safe . We are still alive and after using amalgam fillings for over a century, there is not a single study showing its harms to us. We have it in our fillings in our mouth and everyday we are putting it into teeth and removing it. It is still called for in some fillings due to its impact-ability and durability. It is cheaper than the alternatives too.  We get more mercury from fish than from silver filling.

I hope it helps. To be continued…

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