21Oct, 2014

Facts about Mercury – Dental silver Filling Toxicity

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Amalgam Fillings   Amalgam is the generic term applied to the silver-mercury filling commonly used in dentistry to restore teeth. Amalgam is also known as the “silver filling” (due to its shiny appearance) or the silver–mercury filling. Silver-mercury amalgam has been used as a filling material for 160 years and has enjoyed the reputation of being an inexpensive, long lasting filling. Although the average life span of a silver-mercury amalgam filling is only around five years, according to Dr. Leon Silverstone at the University of Colorado School of Dentistry, some […]