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Mercury in fillings banned

teethI’ve been banging on about mercury/amalgam fillings for years. And some 15 years ago I had mine removed. That was a total of around 16 fillings which were replaced over a period of two years. I believed that they were adversely affecting my health, and many health issues cleared up after some time, but not instantly. I also prefer having white fillings to a mouthful of black and silver.

And now the EU is banning them in July (while we are still members). This means that future use of mercury in fillings will not be allowed. It doesn’t mean that people who already have them will need to have them removed.

So why would you want to have them removed voluntarily and at your own expense? If the mercury is leeching out into your body, it could be causing you any number of symptoms, including: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (or ME), sinusitis, candida, bladder problems, digestive problems, poor concentration, irritability, memory loss, migraines, bleeding gums, loose teeth, aching joints/fibromyalgia, PMS and much more.

Mercury is more poisonous than lead which has been banned from paint and petrol, yet we have it in our mouths. When released into the body mercury can deposit in the kidneys, brain and central nervous system, and other organs.

Having fillings removed and replaced is not a great experience, as no dental work is. It is important to go to a dentist who follows an approved protocol. You can find a local dentist to do this at: http://www.mercuryfreedentistry.org.uk

The procedure involves putting a rubber dam in the mouth to ensure that no mercury is swallowed. Dentists usually take out up to three fillings and replace them with white composite in one session. In fact the best way to go about this is to have an appointment every few months so that you don’t feel as if you are constantly in the dentist’s chair.

The reason dentists preferred amalgam with mercury to white composite is that they said it was more durable. I haven’t found this to be the case. My amalgam fillings were crumbling, while my white ones have endured without problems.

See a longer article on Healthy Soul: Mouthful of Mercury.

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