What is your advice regarding breastfeeding and having dental work done involving amalgam silver fillings?

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The scientific advice rDeCare Dental - Dental advice while pregnantegarding silver amalgam fillings is that they are perfectly safe and offer many advantages over other types of fillings because of their lower cost, easy placement and durability. However, as in all things in life, it is wise to use precautions when dealing with the very young even if the possibility of harm is remote. For your ownpeace of mind, why not postpone any type of non urgent operative dental treatment until you have finished breastfeeding. Having old fillings removed is more hazardous than placing new ones, because an aerosol containing amalgam particles is created by the dental drill. Other materials have disadvantages also, so it is preferable for a rapidly developing infant to have as little contact as possible with these types of substances.

2 Comments on “What is your advice regarding breastfeeding and having dental work done involving amalgam silver fillings?

  1. Great advice! Today we have an alternative to mercury fillings; composite fillings bond to teeth and can enhance a tooth that is compromised by cracks and fractures. Unlike mercury fillings that weaken teeth, the composite can actually enhance the strength of a tooth. Keep sharing this!
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