Fillings are a common procedure that most people have to have done in their lifetime. Studies show that the average adult has between 3 and 4 fillings. With this many fillings, it may come as a surprise that some fillings used to have toxic minerals in them. One of these types of fillings was known as amalgam, and people years ago used to get them all the time. However, we now know the dangers of these types of fillings, and that’s why when you go to get a filling, you should search for amalgam-free fillings near you. Most dentists no longer use amalgam, and all of their fillings are free, but if you have any fillings that are very old or you know someone who got fillings many years ago, be sure to tell them to look for amalgam-free fillings in Niagara Falls.
We want to make sure that all of our patients stay safe. That’s why we only offer dental-safe fillings and are free of things like amalgam and mercury. No one should have to worry about getting sick due to a filling.
Amalgam fillings haven’t been used for decades, but people born as late as the 1980s may still have one or more amalgam fillings. These fillings are dangerous not just from having them in their mouths; the danger is that these fillings are poisonous to ingest if they crack. Though not all that common, cracking a filling can happen, and when it does, you’ll know it.
If you even think that you may have an amalgam filling, the best thing is to head to your dentist immediately. The dentist will be able to determine if the filling is an amalgam and then be able to replace it with a safer type of filling instead. This may seem unnecessary, but it’s better to take precautions than risk getting seriously ill.
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