How Bad Are Amalgam Fillings? - South Arkansas Sun

Dental amalgam contains 50% mercury (the other 50 percent is a tin, copper, and silver alloy). This dental material has been utilised for years, so many of us have silver fillings.

Amalgam fillings are very common but are, unfortunately, also very toxic. Here’s what you need to know about them.

Amalgam fillings contain mercury, an incredibly toxic substance to the human body. Mercury is a known neurotoxin and also a reproductive toxin.

In 2016, researchers found (in a study performed in 2003-2004) that people with more than eight dental fillings had 2.4 times the amount of mercury in their blood as those who had no fillings.

The material in the filling expands and contracts due to temperature changes, which can cause cracking and breaking in the tooth.

Mercury pollution is also a problem. Dental mercury enters the environment by: Air Water Land

The amount of mercury in the body doesn't indicate toxicity. Mercury in the body can raise the risk of viral or autoimmune illnesses, according to studies.

I mentioned earlier that there are no good reasons to continue using amalgam fillings since many good alternatives exist. Here are some of the best and safest alternatives to mercury fillings.

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