Dental health is a very important part of your total well-being. We believe that a well-informed public is an empowered one, able to make educated decisions on matters that concern your own oral fitness. Here are some facts on current health information and dental techniques that can be useful to you.
Silver Fillings – A Health Hazard
Silver amalgam commonly used for fillings isn’t really made purely of silver. It is really made up of one-half mercury plus a mixture of silver, tin, copper and zinc. In its unbound state, mercury is one of the deadliest poisons known to man. Symptoms of mercury toxicity include fatigue, depression, anorexia, insomnia, arthritis, moodiness, irritability, memory loss, nausea, diarrhea, gum disease, swollen glands, headaches, and other maladies.
Decay under Filling
In 1999, the California State dental boards agreed to re-write a fact sheet on dental materials that describes the potential hazards of dental materials, especially mercury. All dentists in California should advise their patients of these hazards as part of a complete informed consent starting the end of the year 2000.
At the Cosmetic Dentistry Center, we have always been at the forefront of emerging technologies that make use of safer materials and techniques such as using all-porcelain crowns, bridges and laminates.