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Here’s Why You Need to Get Your Mercury Fillings Replaced

May 10, 2021

For years, dental experts have debated one another about the safety of using mercury dental fillings. At Toronto Beach Dental, we know that mercury dental fillings are not at all safe. With the information gathered from numerous clinical studies tests, our team wants to caution our patients against the consequences of mercury fillings, also known as silver amalgam fillings. If you have silver amalgam fillings, you should remove them and replace them with composite dental fillings near you as soon as you can.

Here are some of the reasons that our dentist in Toronto does not promote mercury fillings.

1. If You Have Mercury Fillings, Cell Phone Use Can Release Toxins into Your Bloodstream

According to a study published in 2008, the frequencies that come from cell phones heat up mercury fillings. When your fillings are heated up, mercury is released and then breathed in. Once mercury is inhaled, this toxic substance enters your bloodstream and travels throughout your body, leading to potential damage to your vital organs.

2. Mercury Poisons Your Body

It is no secret that mercury leads to disease. Recent studies have proven just how toxic mercury can be. Mercury is linked to severe health problems such as neurological disorders, kidney disease, high blood pressure, endometriosis, and autoimmune disorders. When patients who had mercury fillings got them removed and replaced with composite dental fillings in Toronto, they began to notice improvements in their overall health.

3. Removing Mercury Fillings Releases Toxic Substances into the Air

Most dentists near you do not practice proper precautions when removing mercury fillings. In fact, on many occasions, mercury fillings release high amounts of airborne, toxic heavy metal. Even so, many dentists, dental staff, and patients do not believe they are at risk of mercury toxicity. However, mercury is so toxic that places in Scandinavia and Europe have banned mercury fillings entirely.

What Are Composite Fillings?

Composite fillings are mercury-free and match the color of your natural teeth, so they blend in seamlessly with your smile. Composite fillings will cause no harm to your teeth or overall health. They are made of a mixture of glass and plastic. Not only are composite fillings less toxic than mercury fillings, but they are also much more aesthetically pleasing.

What is the Process For Getting Composite Fillings?

When you visit Toronto Beach Dental for composite fillings, our dentist in Toronto will begin by removing any decay and disinfecting your tooth. After this, our dentist will prime your tooth and apply a bonding material. They will then fill your tooth with the composite filling material, packing it tightly into place and using a curing light to harden it in place. Finally, our dentist will make any necessary adjustments to ensure that the filling fits comfortably in your mouth and polish it so that it blends in seamlessly with your smile.

Interested in Composite Fillings?

With all of the recent studies outlining the dangers of mercury or silver amalgam fillings, our team of dedicated dental professionals at Toronto Beach Dental highly recommends that you replace them with composite fillings. Not only will your smile look better, but you will also protect yourself from a host of potentially severe health issues.

If you are interested in replacing your mercury fillings with composite ones, schedule an appointment with us today. Our team will gladly explain to you in detail how we protect your health during the replacement procedure. Please do not hesitate to contact our team today.