My doctor said my blood pressure is up and he’d like to put me on blood pressure medication. I’m not one who’s big on medication, so I told him I wanted to think about it. In the meantime, I did some research and read that amalgam fillings can contribute to high blood pressure. I have a mouth that is almost all silver. The rest of my health is fine. My weight is good. I exercise. I eat right. This is the only thing that I can think of that could be a contributor. If I went to see a mercury free dentist, could he switch out the fillings?
Elaine H. – Phoenix, AZ
While the American Dental Association (ADA) has declared that amalgam fillings are safe and there are reports that show that, there are also reports that shows that amalgam fillings can lead to high blood pressure.
That doesn’t mean that switching to mercury-free fillings will solve your problem, but it certainly wouldn’t hurt and will, in the long run, be a healthier option for you and your teeth.
Make sure whatever dentist you go to knows how to do a sanitary amalgam removal. You don’t want to inhale any mercury vapors in the process. A sanitary removal will ensure the that problem is minimized.
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