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Amalgam fillings...what's the deal?

April 04, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Over the years, there has been a debate raging about whether amalgam fillings are bad for your health. And recently, an episode on The Dr. Oz Show even had a segment about the health risks of these silver fillings. The American Dental Association (ADA) wants people to know that the claims made in the episode hold no credibility and there are no scientific studies to support the claims. The ADA released a statement saying that dental amalgam fillings are a safe and effective option, and they have other organizations to back them up! The World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Food and Drug Administration all agree that amalgam is safe and effective and they base their findings on extensive scientific evidence. In some cases, amalgam fillings are simply the better option. If you would like to read more, visit: http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/dental-care-concerns/dental-news/