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… Continue reading Is it harmful if a mercury filling is accidentally swallowed?
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… Continue reading Why Won’t My Dentist Remove My Fillings?
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 latRead More
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? Read More
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 somRead More
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… Continue reading Dentist Messed Up My White Fillings
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… Continue reading Will Mercury-free Dentists Treat Children?
My sister told me the United States signed a treaty to get rid of amalgam fillings, but my dentist still does them. Is he breaking the law? Karen, Dear Karen, The United States signed the Minamata Convention on Mercury. This is focused more on the environment than on the fillRead More
Is going mercury free for fillings really safe? I have 6 silver fillings, but if removing them is not safe I want to know before I make the request. My last dentist told me that there is more mercury released during the process than if I kept the fillings. My current dentist said he has… Continue reading Is going mercury free and removing silver fillings really safe?
Can you tell me if it’s urgent for me to see a mercury free dentist? I have 3 silver fillings that are 22 yrs old. I had 4 but one of them cracked my tooth and I needed to get a crown instead. My dentist didn’t really say anything about the 3 remaining fillings and… Continue reading Should I get a mercury-free dentist to remove my silver fillings right away?