In my blog article from October (dental amalgam may be dangerous for some individuals), I shared the encouraging news that the FDA has finally acknowledged this problem.
In a new study, researchers have found a significant relationship between the number of amalgam filling surfaces and diagnoses of arthritis. They found that the instances of arthritis peaks in adults with four to seven surfaces of amalgam fillings. There are five surfaces on each tooth, so even one tooth can potentially have five surfaces of amalgam.
If you have had one of these “silver” fillings removed by me in the past two years, you know that I adhere to the strict guidelines outlined by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology for their safe removal in order to decrease my patients’ (and my staff’s) risk from exposure to this toxin.
The next time you are in the office for an exam, ask us how many surfaces of amalgam fillings you have!
You can read more about these latest findings in this press release – New research links dental amalgam mercury fillings to arthritis.