I am very careful about everything I put in my body. I eat organic, I drink tons of water, and have a low fat diet. I exercize and take care of myself. I think my oral health should be just that….healthy. Why does my dentist insist and putting fillings in my mouth that are loaded with a toxin?
Alicia M. – Houston, TX
I understand your feelings. Though the American Dental Association (ADA) has declared that amalgam (mercury) fillings are safe, a growing number of patients are concerned. It is your body after all, so you should be able to make decisions that you feel are the healthiest.
You do have an alternative. There are mercury free dentists who place white, composite fillings. They are completely free of mercury and equally viable as a filling. In fact, in most cases they are the better choice because they strengthen your teeth. If your dentist is insisting on amalgam fillings, don’t force the issue. It’s likely he or she doesn’t know how to place them.
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