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Does getting dental fillings increase the risk of developing prostate enlargement?

16 doctors weighed in
8 doctors agree

In brief: No

Dental filling and cavities do not interfere with the prostate or cause prostate problems.

In brief: No

Dental filling and cavities do not interfere with the prostate or cause prostate problems.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Not likely

Never heard of any association of the two, much less a direct link.
Cannot imagine how they could be related. You might check online for any info. Good Luck.

In brief: Not likely

Never heard of any association of the two, much less a direct link.
Cannot imagine how they could be related. You might check online for any info. Good Luck.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Prostate Hyperplasia

Exact cause is unknown, but most likely due to hormones and growth factors, none of which are remotely related to dental fillings.

In brief: Prostate Hyperplasia

Exact cause is unknown, but most likely due to hormones and growth factors, none of which are remotely related to dental fillings.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pseudoscience

There is no evidence that shows any correlation between having dental fillings and increased risks for prostate enlargement.
Ask your dentist for more information.

In brief: Pseudoscience

There is no evidence that shows any correlation between having dental fillings and increased risks for prostate enlargement.
Ask your dentist for more information.
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

not related.

In brief: No

not related.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

I have never read any articles suggesting this relationship.

In brief: No

I have never read any articles suggesting this relationship.
Dr. Richard Ruden
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Dr. Peter Dantini
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

I know of no medically proved connection in which dental fillings may cause prostate enlargement.
The chemicals released by silver (amalgam) or white (composites) are so low that our exposure through diet (of similar or same chemicals) is higher.

In brief: No

I know of no medically proved connection in which dental fillings may cause prostate enlargement.
The chemicals released by silver (amalgam) or white (composites) are so low that our exposure through diet (of similar or same chemicals) is higher.
Dr. Peter Dantini
Dr. Peter Dantini
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Nope

Nope. Never heard of that.

In brief: Nope

Nope. Never heard of that.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. James Lin
Urology

In brief: Where and how...

Where and how did you get the idea described in this Q? If you can let the world know about where and how, I or may colleagues may look into it in detail.
Nonetheless, I have never read or heard anywhere in my 46-yr study and practice in urology. So, up to this moment, I would not think there is such a connection.

In brief: Where and how...

Where and how did you get the idea described in this Q? If you can let the world know about where and how, I or may colleagues may look into it in detail.
Nonetheless, I have never read or heard anywhere in my 46-yr study and practice in urology. So, up to this moment, I would not think there is such a connection.
Dr. James Lin
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