More than thirty years ago, I made the decision to stop using silver mercury-containing fillings in teeth. In the world of dentistry, this debate is controversial, but ultimately, this choice has proven to be beneficial to my patients. I have instead opted for mercury-free fillings.

One observation I had was that the packaging for silver fillings came with a poison warning. I do not want my employees handing such materials, much less placing them in a patient’s mouth.

Silver fillings contain mercury, which research has shown to give off gases when rubbed during chewing or consuming hot foods. Mercury-free fillings do not pose these risks.

If you have any further questions about mercury-free fillings, feel free to contact me, Dr. Dan Miller.

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