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 […]

Dentist Messed Up My White Fillings

I needed a filling on two back teeth. I told my dentist I wanted white fillings. He tried to talk me out of it saying they were back teeth and no one would be able to see them. Plus, it would save me money. I explained to him that it wasn’t about the appearance but […]

Will Mercury-free Dentists Treat Children?

My son has a cavity. I told the dentist I wanted to get him a mercury-free filling, but the dentist said children can’t really have those. If I went to a mercury-free dentist would they give him a white filling? I don’t really want to put a known toxin in his body, even though I […]