Why SMART is Crucial?
Dental amalgams (also known as silver fillings)—an outdated material used to repair and restore teeth damaged by decay—contain 50% mercury. Mercury in dental fillings negatively affect a patient’s health through the following process:
- Chewing, brushing, or drinking hot liquid causes mercury fillings to vaporize (leak mercury vapor). Vaporized mercury is easily absorbed into the bloodstream, affecting various organs, especially the brain.
- Mercury from dental amalgams can stay lodged in the body for a long time, typically accumulating over a lifetime. According to autopsy studies, there is a correlation between the amount of mercury in the brain and the number of mercury amalgam fillings in the mouth.
- Mercury absorbed from dental amalgams can cause body chemistry and organ function to change.