DEFINITION FOR AMALGAM FILLINGS AND GOLD CROWNS:
Amalgam tooth fillings are the silver colored, metallic fillings that are put in teeth after the cavity is removed. According to the International Academy of Oral Medicine, these amalgams are 50% mercury, silver 22–32% silver, 14% tin, 8% copper and other trace metals. This makes these types of tooth fillings truly mercury fillings capable of causing mercury poisoning!
Gold crowns are metal caps that are put on teeth after a root canal for example. The gold crowns are only 25%-75% gold. They contain other metals such as platinum and palladium.
Since a large amalgam tooth filling may contain the same amount of mercury as in a thermometer, we invite you to watch the following videos on the possible mercury poisoning caused by amalgams.
Mercury Spreads Throughout the Body Within 2 Weeks
The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology presents physical evidence of the release of mercury vapors from a 25 year old amalgam filling. Also presented is the overview of scientific data confirming the distribution of the mercury to vital organs of the body.
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