Are silver fillings harmful to my health?
One of the biggest controversies in dentistry over the past 10 years has been whether or not silver fillings (dental amalgams) are harmful to your body. Silver fillings have been used for over 100 years. However, since they do contain small amounts of mercury, many patients are afraid of mercury poison. In August of 2009, the American Dental Association released a statement that "Dental amalgam is considered a safe, affordable and durable material that has been used to restore the teeth of more than 100 million Americans...amalgam is a valuable, viable and safe choice for dental patients." These statements are supported by numerous studies and systematic reviews. While dental amalgams ...