Groups like the American Medical Association and the FDA that advocate the use of mercury fillings, also known as silver fillings or amalgam, acknowledge that mercury is a toxic heavy metal that can cause neurological problems, but they still insist that it is safe to use as a tooth filling for cavities. These fillings release mercury vapor each time a person chews on them, causing the body to inhale and absorb this toxic vapor. Eighty percent of this vapor accumulates in the body’s tissues because the body is unable to effectively excrete it.
Your Miami dentist is only as good as his or her commitment to ongoing education and professional development. Dentistry is a dynamic field, and professionals must continually take proactive steps towards connecting with other professionals, learning about new technology, and staying in step with the latest news and trends.
The American Dental Association sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month each February. The focus of this ADA initiative: To give young people the education and motivation to develop good oral hygiene skills, so they may grow into adults with good dental health. Assure a Smile stands behind the ADA this month, urging parents to help their children Create Healthy Teeth and Gums for Life!