Don’t Worry About Your Fillings
While silver amalgam fillings do release a small amount of mercury with wear and tear over the years, don’t worry about mercury poisoning. It will take about 300 fillings for the mercury level to even be considered a small risk. Besides, there are other types of fillings – gold and composite. Ask your dentist which one is best for you. Your dentist will not use anything that has a health risk. So don’t be paranoid. And don’t use it as an excuse not to get your cavities cleaned and filled. Remember it is for the best. If you really don’t want to have fillings added, you can always opt for implants instead. But be prepared to spend a whole lot more.