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European Commission Recommends Banning Mercury Fillings

European Commission Recommends Banning Mercury Fillings

Elizabeth Renter
September 1, 2012

Just a few decades ago, it was completely common to go to the dentist with a cavity or two and leave with several silver-colored fillings. And while these fillings were frequently referred to as “silver,” dental professionals were referring to the color, and certainly not the contents. Those fillings are mercury, and they are highly toxic. Now, about half of American dentists are mercury-free and the general population is starting to take note on the dangers of the dental amalgam mercury fillings in their mouths.

Mercury Fillings to be Banned Due to Health Hazards
The European Commission has paved the way, in recent weeks, for phasing out dental mercury, but it seems the United States is not ready.

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Yea, and my stupid insurence

Yea, and my stupid insurence company says that the tooth colored stuff is "cosmetic" so they wont cover it. This means when I go to get a filling in 2 weeks, I have a choice of paying $19 for the metal, or $200 for the composite.

I will be dropping $200 unfortunately. I think its an utter rip off, but cavities dont go away on their own. The amount of material actually used costs only a couple dollars so I am apparently paying someone $190 something plus dollars to clean a tooth and put a covering on it.
(anyone wondering, the cavity has yet to breach the dentin, so it isnt that bad; on the up side, apparenly all my other teeth are "very nice" and "great" according to the dental people)

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

This is the internet, not

This is the internet, not english class. Although, I suppose thats why there was a joke about if you mess up spelling and grammar on the internet, may god have mercy on your soul.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

Already banned in Sweden some years ago...

It is really not good for you.

Teach a man to fish and you feed him for the rest of his life.
Teach a man to phish and he'll clean out your bank account.

I had all my mercury fillings remove years ago

My health has returned an my blood pressure has normalized and the rash on my face disappeared..

Imagine that?