Safety of Amalgam Fillings - Dr. Michael Dagostino, D.D.S
Safety of Amalgam Fillings
Newsletter for February 2008
Well, we do live in Cleveland and should be used to sub-freezing
temperatures but, ouch! -10 degrees with the wind chill is cold! Here’s
to a short winter and a rapid entry into spring.
I often speak with my friends about our legacy and what we will leave
our future generations. I have always said that our children and the
values we bestow upon them will have the greatest impact on our future
generations. But we as a consumer nation do have a substantial impact on
our existing environment. Our lifestyles pump pollution into the air and
toxic wastes into the water systems. We as a nation must appreciate the
impact on the environment we have and its long term effects for our
That said, I made a conscious decision to stop placing amalgam (silver)
fillings because of the long term effect that mercury has on our
environment. Over the past decade many clinicians have debated the
possible cellular toxicity that mercury type fillings may have. Valid
scientific research has been put forth by both opponents and proponents of
these type fillings. Time will show which side is correct.
To add credence to my decision, the country of Norway announced a ban
on mercury type fillings effective January 1, 2008. They stated that they
felt the responsibility to the EU and other countries that there are
satisfactory alternatives to mercury.
Should you or someone you love have questions regarding the safety of
amalgam fillings please contact our office for a no charge consultation.
Michael W. Dagostino, DDS
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