Dental fillings made of amalgam basically contain harmful trace metals, mercury, copper, tin and silver. Plenty of studies in the health field have made it clear that these types of fillings can bring about a wide range of cancers and degenerative diseases.
According to a report issued by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, one can find more than 1,000 tons of poisonous mercury within the mouths of the Americans who got their fillings decades ago.
There is a growing trend now that patients with amalgam fillings will go to the dentist, have their amalgam fillings removed and replace them with other non-hazardous fillings (ceramic dental fillings, composite resin fillings, etch.).
Even today, amalgam fillings are used in the greatest part of the world as the cheapest option for dental fillings, even though it is unsafe.
There are a few countries which have completely banned the use of amalgam fillings in dentistry and these are Denmark, Sweden and Norway.
Mercury is one of the most toxic substances out there, and people absorb mercury within their system through the mercury vapor released by the dental fillings.
In the 70s mercury filings might have been a trend, and there were not so many studies available back then, but now it is important to acknowledge that these types of fillings are extremely harmful.
It has been also medically documented that patients who replaced their amalgam fillings improved their health condition for the following diseases:
- oral keratosis (a form of pre-cancerous disease)
- periodontal disease
- autoimmune and immune system conditions
- sinus complications & allergies
- chronic migraines/headaches
- stomach problems
- multiple chemical sensitivities
- all sorts of allergies
There are many proponents of amalgam fillings even today, but studies clearly indicate that they pose a certain health risk for the patient. Whenever you need a new dental filing, make sure to avoid amalgam fillings, and ask your dentist every detail regarding the material used for the filling. Health is your most precious asset, so do not allow any toxins to enter your system.