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Silver Amalgam Fillings Let Them Go

Your Mercury Free Dentist Can Help

Knowing when to get rid of your silver amalgam fillings isn’t a tough decision. Your Delray Beach mercury free dentist explains that holding on to your old restorations can cause serious problems for overall health.

Dr. George Dental is a no silver zone. In other words you won’t find a single silver amalgam restoration at his dental practice in Delray Beach.

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Silver amalgam fillings are considered safe by the Food and Drug Administration and the American Dental Association. However, those fillings aren’t good for your body if they are cracked, chipped or broken.

Silver Amalgam is Problematic

Although the mercury is contained in the amalgam, problems start to happen if the filling chips or cracks.

Broken amalgam means leaky fillings. If your fillings are leaking the mercury has to go somewhere. That somewhere is through your bloodstream into the rest of your body.

The AMA and the ADA claim that because the vapor is released over time it is not toxic. However, the spread of mercury speeds up if the filling is damaged.

In other words, if you don’t have a mercury free dentist such as Dr. George inspect your old silver amalgam fillings regularly you could be asking for trouble.

While you won’t always be able to tell if your silver fillings are compromised there are some signs to watch for if you still have old silver amalgam fillings.

Signs of Leakage

If your silver amalgam fillings are looking darker it could mean the metal is leaking into the tooth. If you still have the nerves you could notice pain. In addition the filling may give under pressure.

Physical Signs of Poisoning Include:

  • Irritability
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Memory Loss
  • Speech or Hearing Impairment
  • Trouble Walking
  • Depression
  • Metallic Taste in Mouth
  • Restlessness
  • Insomnia
  • Sensitive to Food
  • Gastrointestinal Problems
  • Abnormal Heartbeat
  • Skin Disorders
  • Hypothyroidism

Don’t Ignore the Signs

As you can see leaky fillings are nothing to ignore. If you have been feeling any of the above or notice anything peculiar about your old silver amalgam fillings schedule an appointment with your mercury free dentist in Delray Beach.

No Silver Amalgam Fillings with a Mercury Free Dentist

Dr. George Sanchez only uses biocompatible fillings that are matched to the rest of the tooth.

Tooth colored fillings not only look better, but are also much safer. Tooth colored fillings are strong and sturdy as well.

Don’t let your old silver amalgam fillings make you sick. Call or send a direct message and schedule an appointment with your mercury free dentist in Delray Beach today.

 

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Mercury Free Dentistry Delray Beach

Dr. George Dental has your best interests at heart and only provides patients with mercury free dentistry in Delray Beach.

While the FDA and the American Dental Association don’t see a problem with silver amalgam fillings, your Delray Beach mercury free dentist does.

The health and wellbeing of Dr. George Dental patients is a priority, and mercury free dentistry in Delray Beach is one of those priorities.

Mercury Free Dentistry Instead of Amalgam

In the first place, they are made from amalgam, silver amalgam contains mercury. According to the FDA mercury is a toxic substance. However, it is still being used in fillings as most believe the toxic poisonous mercury will remain safe inside the dental filling material. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case.

Most people will not feel damage to fillings. Chips, cracks and leaks go unnoticed most of the time. Only your Delray Beach dentist knows how to tell if you are dealing with a broken silver amalgam filling. He will also explain the advantages of mercury free dentistry.

How Long has Amalgam Been Around?

Silver amalgam fillings were introduced by a French Dentist in the early 1800s. The material was used as both filler and a dental restorative. The amalgam that was developed back then was made from melted silver coins and mercury.

Anything but Natural

While mercury is a natural substance it certainly isn’t healthy. Take a look at an old weather thermometer, used by consumers for years, and you will see that the mercury is contained within the vessel.

If a thermometer leaks it becomes toxic. The same happens to your silver amalgam fillings if they leak, chip or crack.

When you chew, damaged amalgam fillings release a vapor. Those mercury vapors are toxic. While researchers are still running continuous studies on long term affects, most believe the accumulation will cause chronic health problems.

The best thing to do for your overall and oral health is to schedule an appointment with Dr. George Sanchez. He will advise you on silver amalgam filling removal and the best mercury free dentistry replacement for those toxic dental fillings.

Mercury Free Dentistry Delray Beach

A mouth full of metal isn’t healthy for your teeth or the rest of your body. Call and schedule an appointment with Dr. George Dental.

Your mercury free dental practice is the only dentist to consider if you want to remove toxic silver amalgam fillings.

Fillings without amalgam are the safe option. Tooth colored fillings are also more attractive.

Call, send a direct message or a text and schedule a mercury free dentistry consultation with Dr. George dental today.