The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised certain “vulnerable and high-risk groups” to avoid getting dental amalgam fillings if possible due to the potentially harmful effects the mercury in these fillings may pose to their health.
In a recent statement, the FDA has updated its recommendations on dental amalgam and potential risks to certain individuals that may be posed by these mercury-containing fillings that are used to restore the missing structure and surfaces of decayed teeth.
The groups that the FDA has listed as facing greater risks for potential harmful health effects include:
Dental amalgam is a mixture of mercury and a powdered alloy comprising silver, tin and copper. The FDA has been reviewing and monitoring scientific publications and reports and conducting public discussions on the effects of dental amalgam and mercury vapor on patient health for over 20 years.
They now also recommend non-mercury alternatives like composite resins and glass ionomer cement fillings, especially for vulnerable populations. The FDA has made these recommendations after obtaining the views of healthcare professionals and public comments about dental amalgam and other metal implants and evaluating published literature.
If you are searching for natural, mercury-free dentistry in Yadkinville, North Carolina, make Virtue Dental Care your provider of choice!
At Virtue Dental Care, we take pride in helping our Yadkinville area patients to not only benefit from healthy, disease-free teeth and gums but also beautiful smiles that they are proud to show off to others. We provide a wide array of cosmetic dentistry options at our dental office, ranging from professional tooth whitening to complete smile makeovers.
“Cosmetic dentistry” is a broad term that encompasses many types of treatments designed to improve your smile’s appearance. Nearly everyone has something they’d like to change about their smile! You may benefit from cosmetic dentistry if:
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