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are ay filling material harmful

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
No: There has been much debate on this subject, and since this forum is more for questions and answers, follow the below link for info from the american d ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
No: Most research finds no relationship between fillings and symptoms of mercury poisoning or other side effects. Eventually, any cavity if not treated, c ... Read More

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kraig Stetzer
20 years experience Dentistry
Both have good/bad: The silver (amalgam) filling material is one of the most studied materials in dentistry. There is no evidence of any danger in any reliable study, an ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Types of fillings: After over 150 years of use, research and studies, to date, not one single valid study to prove any harm from amalgam fillings. Composite fillings bon ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Silver filling: They generally leak slowly over time and more so after the first two years even if they look fine according to research. As to harmful-in my opinion n ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Don't worry: NOT HARMFUL. they may leak around their margins in time, but change is minimal and safe to the tooth. Mercury is bound to the silver, so amount leache ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Please consult: With your dentist as I am sure your dentist can explain what is in the filling and if u have a cavity or dental problem and it is left untreated it c ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Amalgam: Your baby should be fine and i would not be concerned with the vapour. Amalgam has been around for several centuries and we have delivered many health ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
No correlation: Your unborn will not be affected by that silver filling or any other silver fillings you might have. Amalgams have been placed for over 150 years on m ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Absolutely not!: There is nothing to be concerned about. Only elemental mercury could be harmful. Once combined as part of a hardened amalgam filling, there is no dang ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
This one issue: That you will need to see the dentist in person for - can't provide much help on line. Take care.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
right away with care: You can eat most things after a filling but should avoid sticky things like hard canday, gummy candy, and hard to chew items like bread. The adhesion ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
I don't know: Great question for all of us dieters everywhere! i don't know the scientific answer but if you eat a very high fiber cereal like all bran, fiber one, ... Read More
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