Amalgam Love in Dental Research

Here we go again: Dental amalgam has been proven safe and effective for years, yet unfounded controversy still surrounds it, a Medical College of Georgia researcher says. Dentists have used amalgam, an alloy of mercury with at least one other metal, in fillings for over 200 years. Amalgam fillings don’t contain enough mercury to cause …

No Evidence that Mercury Fillings Are a Health Hazard? Guess Again.

Please. Dr. Weil. Stop. In June 2008, the FDA settled a lawsuit with some consumer groups by agreeing to warn the public about the potential health risks posed by mercury from amalgam fillings, even though no new evidence has emerged linking the amalgam fillings to health problems. While there is no question that mercury vapor …

A Crowning Achievement?

Via BoingBoing: At least one dental lab is offering some artistic restorations: Personally, we like the one with Queen Elizabeth – the whole “Crown of England on a crown” concept. Interesting novelties? Sure. But that’s about all we can say without knowing more about them, especially what they’re made of. Which brings us to the …

Video: 10 Investigates – Lead in Dental Work

WBNS 10TV in Columbus, OH, reports on lead being found in outsourced dental restorations: Know that all restorations used in our practice (Gary M. Verigin, DDS, inc.) are made by Creative Arts Dental Lab in Sacramento, which never outsources work. All crowns, bridges and other restorations are made on site. Creative Arts recommends visiting What’s …