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A report conducted by a panel of scientific research experts has concluded that there is insufficient evidence to support a relationship between dental fillings and health problems including mercury poisoning, kidney disease, cognitive deficits and Alzheimer’s dementia.

This report was compiled by a nonprofit organization and commissioned by several agencies including the Center for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration.

James Bruckner, PhD and Professor of pharmacology at the University of Georgia explains his role in the study, commenting, “I came to this committee without a great deal of prior knowledge, opinion or bias-one way or another about the hazards to human health of mercury-based dental amalgams.”

Bruckner goes on to explain the margin of safety between levels of metallic mercury released from fillings and those required for neuro or renal toxicity, stating a non-correlation.

In other words, the trace levels of mercury released from dental fillings are noncomparable to the high levels that would be necessary for causing any potential health risks.

If dental fillings are recommended as your best course of treatment, rest assured in their safety and feel free to address any concerns during your visit with your Soft Touch Dental professional.

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