Tag Archives: American Dental Association

FDA admits mercury fillings may be unsafe

September 7, 2012

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In a dramatic reversal, the FDA has modified its long-standing assertion that mercury in dental fillings is completely harmless. This comes in the wake of a class-action lawsuit settlement in June 2008. Amalgam fillings have a silver color and are about 50 percent mercury. They release toxic mercury vapors into the mouth which are absorbed […]

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The Tooth Truth

March 5, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  The health of your mouth is about far more than appearance. It can literally mean the difference between life and death. In particular, chronic and usually hidden dental infections often wreak havoc on the entire body and can contribute to heart disease and cancer. Modern dentistry is one of the […]

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Mercury in amalgam

February 29, 2012

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by Dr. Nicholas Meyer —  So is it safe or isn’t it? It has been stated repeatedly that mercury is safe to use in the mouth and very little leaches into the body. A few years ago, chemistry students from the University of Kentucky embarked on an analysis to help answer this question. They took […]

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