Silver fillings, aka amalgam, contain a dark secret that will harm you if it hasn’t already! Feeling concerned? You should be.
Silver amalgam fillings are comprised of silver, tin, zinc, copper and 50% mercury. *The number one source of mercury in most people is dental amalgam fillings. **Mercury vapours escape into your system and become deposited into vital organs such as the brain. **Exposure increases as much as 500% every time you chew gum, drink hot fluid, have acidic liquids/foods, and grind your teeth.
***There is a direct correlation between the content of mercury in the brain and the amount of amalgan fillings in the mouth. Studies also indicate that the incidents of Depression, Schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s and neurological conditions, were higher in those who have amalgam fillings.
There is good news! Mercury free materials are available that are healthy, functional and aesthetically pleasing.
You can have your silver “mercury” fillings removed safely, without causing additional exposure of harmful vapours to you.
Information provided by Dr. Cam Kesteven, DDS, member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Published in the Abbotsford & Mission News