Challenging the FDA’s Unscientific Mercury Ruling

Below is an email we recently got from Charlie Brown, National Counsel for Consumers for Dental Choice, following up on this past summer’s “mercury amalgam fillings are safe” ruling:     FDA’s Own Documents Show Cascade of Wrongdoing   Documents we continue to obtain from FDA under the Freedom of Information Act paint a picture …

Why a Dental Mercury Ban Should Be Part of Health Care Reform

There’s one more commentary on the recent FDA mercury ruling that we’d like to draw your attention to, as it nicely shows the tension between the stated philosophy of the Obama/Biden health care reform plan and goings-on at the FDA. An excerpt: The government seems to be speaking out of both sides of its mouth, …

Dental “Secrets” That Aren’t Really So Secret

Among the “50 Secrets from Your Dentist” recently featured in Reader’s Digest, we find some excellent, concise statements that pound home some key points about dental health and hygiene – points that bear repeating. Some truly educated people think that if nothing in their mouth hurts, they’re fine. High cholesterol doesn’t hurt, either, but it’s …

FDA Rules on Mercury Amalgam

Via Medical News Today: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final regulation today, Wednesday, saying that at the levels dentists use for tooth cavity filling, elemental mercury in dental amalgam does not harm patients, although adverse health effects are known to occur at higher exposures. Dental amalgam is made by combining mercury …

Tooth Bleaching and Mercury Amalgam Fillings

“Silver” amalgam fillings consistently release mercury vapor, and the amount released varies depending on what sorts of stresses the teeth are under. For instance, more is released when the fillings are under the pressure of chewing, tooth grinding or even regular tooth brushing. But what about when exposed to hydrogen peroxide, which is commonly used …

Mercury: Out of Sweden, In Your Soda and Elsewhere in the News

Great news out of Sweden: The Government today decided to introduce a blanket ban on mercury. The ban means that the use of dental amalgam in fillings will cease and that it will no longer be permitted to place products containing mercury on the Swedish market. “Sweden is now leading the way in removing and …