Removing Mercury Amalgam Fillings – an Important Step but Just One Step

Posted on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Imagine you’re locked in a room where low levels of carbon monoxide are constantly being piped in. Eventually, you start to get a headache. You feel queasy, dizzy, weak. But before you get to feeling any worse, someone comes to let you out. A feeling of relief comes quick. So you might expect similar relief […]


If Ever There Were a Case for Minimally-Invasive Dentistry…

Posted on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

A young woman needed a dental exam before starting a new job. She chose a dentist online. She went to her exam. She complained of no dental problems. None of her 32 teeth had ever been restored. Her x-rays showed no signs of decay. The bone supporting her teeth looked healthy. On clinical examination, visual […]


“Safe Enough” Poison?

Posted on Monday, June 24th, 2013

source Not that thinking something is “safe enough” actually makes it so. As the United Nations Environment Programme, among others, has shown, there is no such thing as a safe level of exposure to this most potent of neurotoxins. And growing awareness of that fact may shed light on a couple other interesting numbers from […]


Mercury Amalgam Horror Show

Posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Be afraid. Be very afraid. (Seriously, this is NOT for the squeamish.)) The “monster cavity” is just the beginning. That filling in it? “Silver” only by color and name. Dental amalgam is actually about 50% mercury. And it’s being removed unsafely. Then there’s all the additional trauma that tooth will be subject to down the […]


Mercury Awareness…and Then Beyond Awareness

Posted on Monday, August 20th, 2012

We’re glad to see Dr. Mercola and Consumers for Dental Choice teaming up once again for Mercury-Free Dentistry Week. Until amalgam is finally abandoned as archaic and unsafe, this kind of educational outreach and call-to-action is vitally important. We encourage you to visit Mercola.com regularly this week for info and comment on efforts to make […]


Strange Faith (or Mercury vs. BPA?, Part 2)

Posted on Friday, July 20th, 2012

Two years ago, Pediatrics published a study on “Bisphenol A and Related Compounds in Dental Materials,” which confirmed that some sealants and composite (white) fillings release BPA. Here’s what one pediatric dentist and dental professor had to say about it at the time: People shouldn’t be scared by this….The amount of exposure is extremely low. […]


Ethics & Mercury Research

Posted on Friday, June 8th, 2012

Half a dozen years ago, JAMA published a pair of studies widely and consistently touted as “proving” the safety of mercury amalgam fillings – this, despite flaws we (and others) have discussed before and despite the ethical problem inherent in the research design. As Dr. Verigin wrote shortly after it was published, It is my […]


Stat!: “Silver” Mercury Amalgam Fillings Are No Bargain

Posted on Monday, April 16th, 2012

One reason often given to justify the continued use of mercury in dental fillings is that it’s cheaper to place than composite – which is true if you just look at the price tag and ignore external costs. Externality: A cost or benefit not transmitted through prices that is incurred by a party who did […]


The Evolution of FDA’s Mercury Amalgam Classification

Posted on Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Ever wonder how mercury amalgam came to be classified as as it is by the FDA? Former FDA Advisor Mike Flemming, DDS (dental products panel 2006 & 2010) explains: More on mercury policy and politics: “An Uncertain Risk and an Uncertain Future: Assessing the Legal Implications of Mercury Amalgam Fillings.”



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