second reason for the continued use of mercury fillings is resistance
to change. Amalgams have been used for 160 years and that fact
alone is testimony to its "safety", said a colleague of mine.
Dentists have a responsibility to their patients and their profession
to disseminate accurate information. The ADA has access to all
the information on mercury, yet still chooses to remain pro-amalgam.
Mercury builds up in your body every time it trickles out of a
filling, every second, every hour, and every day of your life.
You may feel fine for 20 years, then suddenly develop tiny, barely
noticeable symptoms. How many people would suspect their dental
fillings as the cause for any of their problems, especially if
they may not have had a new filling put in for 20 years?