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Jama Publishes Dental Amalgam Studies
09-04-2006, 05:03 AM,
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Jama Publishes Dental Amalgam Studies
I meant to post this a long time ago. A study showing that dental amalgam (contains mercury) is perfectly safe. Sure :rolleyes:


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http://www.playfuls.com/news_00766_JAMA_Pu...am_Studies.html

April 19th 2006

The results of two independent and well-designed studies published in tomorrow’s Journal of the American Medical Association add to the substantial body of peer-reviewed scientific literature that supports the safety of dental amalgam as an option for patients and their dentists in treating dental decay.

The published studies measure whether children with dental amalgam fillings experienced any adverse effects related to neurobehavioral, neuropsychological (IQ) and kidney function. They found that there was no difference in neurological performance and kidney function in children who have amalgam fillings compared to a control group with composite (white) fillings.

These studies support the existing scientific understanding that the minute amount of mercury released by amalgams during such common activities as eating and drinking does not affect health adversely. Both studies support the continued use of dental amalgam as an important treatment option.

Dental amalgam contains elemental mercury combined with other metals such as silver, copper, tin and zinc to form a safe, stable alloy that dentists have used for generations to restore teeth damaged by decay.

The bottom line for consumers: Dental amalgam remains among several safe, effective options for treating dental decay. Of course, the best option is still to prevent dental disease through brushing, flossing and regular dental visits. For comprehensive information about fillings and all other aspects dental care and oral health, ask your dentist and visit http://ADA.org.

The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing more than 153,000 members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer and professional products.
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