Are Silver Fillings Safe?

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The Link Dental team has taken the necessary steps to research the information behind silver fillings. We have come to the conclusion that they are not safe anymore. Literally thousands of articles have been published about the health issues associated with mercury exposure.

Since silver fillings (dental amalgam) is approximately 50% mercury, the safety of dental amalgam has been exhaustively researched. Until recently, the majority of research supported amalgams safety with some outlying conflicting conclusions. This left some controversy but the overall consensus came down on the side of amalgam safety.

So whats changed? Cell Phones! The electromagnetic energy used to power cell phones, MRIs and microwaves liberated mercury from amalgam fillings. This is very important to understand because :

  • Mercury has been found to be causative for autism spectrum disorders. We’re seeing and epidemic increase in autism spectrum disorders.
  • Mercury crosses the placenta.
  • A common male genetic variant is especially vulnerable to mercury poisoning.
  • Mercury is linked to a myriad of health issues including, mental illness, behavioral disorders, neurologic degenerative diseases (like Parkinson’s and dementia), dermatologic problems, autoimmune diseases and issues with male sexual health.

While Link Dental has not placed amalgam fillings for over 20 years, we haven’t encouraged our patients to remove them (under controlled circumstances) until now.
Careful consideration of weather to remove amalgam fillings is particularly relevant for any woman contemplating pregnancy.

Since this information while available has not been featured prominently in the dental or lay literature, Link Dental has reached out to the ADA, Delta Dental and other organizations involved in protecting public health and are asking you to pass this information along.

Below is the list of relevant peer reviewed articles from the National Institutes of Health.

We hope this empowers you to take exceptional care of yourself.

Be well,
Jean Link

RESEARCH ARTICLES

All of the information in this letter is research based. Following is a sampling of the articles and abstracts reviewed and referenced. You can investigate this material further going to PUBMED and entering the article number in the search bar. These peer reviewed articles are made public by the National Institutes for Health.

    • New Science challenges old notion that dental amalgam is safe. PUBMED 24420334
      Mercury release from dental amalgam restorations after magnetic resonance imaging and mobile phone use . PUBMED 18819554
    • The association between mercury levels and autism spectrum disorder: a systemic review PUBMED2896590
    • The relationship between mercury and autism: a comprehensive review and discussion PUBMED27473828
    • Increased mercury release from dental amalgam restorations as a potential hazard for hypersensitive people and pregnant women PUBMED 26544100
    • Some children are predisposed to mercury toxicity (particularly boys) PUBMED 25109824
    • Prenatal exposure to dental amalgam PUBMED 23064204
    • Modification of neurobehavioral effects of mercury ….genetic susceptibility , adverse neurobehavioral effects PUBMED
    • Background lead and mercury exposure: psychological and behavioral problems in children PUBMED28715786
    • Mercury toxicity and treatment: a review of the literature PUBMED 22235210
    • Minor changes in serum levels of cytokines after removal of amalgam restorations PUBMED22475563
    • Occupational exposure in association with prevalence of MS and tremor among US dentists PUBMED 26314975
    • Long term changes in health complaints after removal of amalgam restorations PUBMED 28093013