Dentist Won’t Remove Fillings

I have a bunch of those old silver fillings. I’ve been reading and recently learned they are filled with mercury. I know how dangerous mercury is. I want to switch out those fillings for the newer white ones that don’t have mercury but my dentist insists everything is all hype and they are perfectly safe. …

Can My Denture Make Me Sick?

I have a removable partial denture. Since getting it I have been very sick. I always felt better at night when I could remove it, but obviously during the day when I had to be presentable for work it had to go back in. I kept asking my dentist if the denture was the problem …

Pain with White Filling and Dentist

I’m at my wit’s end. I had a small filling done on a back tooth. It’s a white filling, which I was extremely excited about. All my other fillings are silver, which I just learned have a ton of mercury in them. The problem I’m having is there is some pain with the filling. I’ve …

Pain After White Filling

I needed a filling. My dentist wanted to do an amalgam filling because he said they are better on back teeth. I didn’t want that, but wanted a white filling which doesn’t have mercury. He kept insisting the other would be better. I told him I’d go elsewhere to get the white filling. He said …

Can I Whiten Silver Fillings?

I have a mouth full of silver fillings. Because I have a super wide smile and tend to open my mouth when I do, everyone can see them. I don’t want to force myself to change how I smile because I like just being who I am, but admittedly, it is embarrassing these days. As …

Is it harmful if a mercury filling is accidentally swallowed?

I have 3 silver mercury fillings on lower back teeth. One of the teeth started hurting and I have been playing around with the filling with my tongue. I know it’s loose and my dentist told me it needs to be replaced. As each filling wears out I decided to get white fillings from now …

Why Won’t My Dentist Remove My Fillings?

I’m so frustrated. I want to get my old silver filling removed. Really, really want to. My dentist insists all the hype about the mercury content a big nothing and just a way to scare patients. Well, I am scared and I want them gone. But, my dentist is still refusing. Is there a way …

Is Mercury-Free Dentistry a Fad?

I know there are always health fads. The latest to be discredited is Kale mania. Now I keep hearing it needs to be mercury-free dentistry. First, how much mercury is there really in dentistry? Is it that serious? Help me understand this before I go through all the trouble of searching for the latest fad …

What’s the Deal with Mercury-Free?

My sister in law keeps telling my wife we need to be seeing a mercury free dentist. She acts like we’re going to get tumors growing in our mouths if we don’t. I can’t imagine they’re using mercury knowing it’s a toxin. Is there really a need for mercury-free? Dan Dear Dan, The only area …

High Blood Pressure and Silver Fillings

I was absolutely shocked when my doctor told me I had high blood pressure last week. I exercise regularly. I eat well. I can’t figure out where it’s coming from. My doctor wants me to go on medication, but I hate taking medicine for things which have a healthier solution. So I did some research …