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Are Mercury Fillings Safe?

Posted on November 1, 2010 | in Dental Care | by

In the ongoing debate with regards to mercury fillings, we advise everyone to simply ask us next time they’re in the office. Or, please feel free to give a call or drop and email, Facebook post, carrier pigeon, text, Skype, email, IM, video chat, or whatever mode of communication you fancy.

We’re here to help you figure out what is best for you continued health, and by examining your dental needs along with emerging research and beneficial health care information, we can work together to attain and maintain your optimal overall health!

For more on the mercury debate, click over here to read more about how the city council of Costa Mesa, CA. recently severely restricted mercury amalgam materials.

Among other things, the resolution:

  • Calls on federal and state agencies to eliminate amalgam.
  • Asks dentists in Costa Mesa to cease using mercury and switch to nontoxic alternatives.
  • Requests that the other 33 cities in Orange County join Costa Mesa in opposing dental mercury.

If you have any questions about replacing existing mercury fillings, or where you can learn more, please let us know. Take control and be responsible for your health and wellness!

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+Chris Barnard is Managing Editor of, a patient-centric Social Dental Network blog dedicated to enabling the digital dental health conversation - and the eradication of the cavity creeps.
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