New Study Shows Amalgam Fillings Increase Blood Mercury Levels

For over 150 years, silver metal fillings, which are more properly known as mercury amalgam fillings, have been used to fill teeth. But in recent years, many people have become concerned about the potential toxicity of mercury fillings, which are typically more than 50% mercury by weight. Organizations like the FDA and the Read More

How Probiotics Can Help Your Oral Health

Your oral health is impacted by the presence of parasitic bacteria in your mouth. These bacteria are responsible for tooth decay and gum disease. But not all bacteria are parasitic and damaging. Some can actually be helpful, and if you can encourage the growth of helpful bacteria, known as probiotics, you Read More

Battling Secondary Decay with Bioactive Glass

Cavities are areas of decayed tooth enamel (or, if they’re especially deep, dentin), and we typically treat the cavities with a filling. We remove the decayed and softened tooth material and replace it with synthetic material that is immune to decay. But the problem with fillings is that they can be vulnerable to Read More

Are amalgam dental filllings really bad? Find out what Dr. Nehawandian says on the controversey

Are amalgam dental fillings a good choice? Amalgam fillings, the silver-colored dental fillings we’re all familiar with, have become controversial due to concerns about their mercury content. Are they really dangerous? Despite the American Dental Association’s assurance that they’re safe, the belief in their danger is so strong that they have been banned in some Read More

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