FDA Ruling on Mercury Fillings Falls Short
New FDA guidelines fail to protect pregnant women and children from threat of "silver" dental fillings
WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a disappointing move, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today did an about face in issuing a final regulation classi...
FDA Warnings on Mercury Tooth Fillings Expected Today: New Regulation Result of Lawsuit Settled Last Year
WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to issue a new regulation today calling for special controls on the placement of mercury tooth fillings. Until now, dentists who used amalgam have not had to disclose the type of materials us...
Amalgam fillings are safe, but skeptics still claim controversy, researcher says
AUGUSTA, Ga. Dental amalgam has been proven safe and effective for years, yet unfounded controversy still surrounds it, a Medical College of Georgia researcher says.
Dentists have used amalgam, an alloy of mercury with at least one other metal, in fillings
for over 200 years. Amalgam fillings
Durability of dental fillings improves if the enzyme activity of teeth is inhibited
Composite dental fillings
have one problematic feature, in that the bond between the filling and the dental tissue deteriorates over time in fact, sometimes by as much as 50 per cent in one year. As the bond deteriorates, it may allow bacteria to enter and this brings a high risk of further tooth...
Amalgam Fillings Don't Affect Children's Brain Development, Says Study in ADA Journal
CHICAGO, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dental amalgam tooth
fillings do not adversely affect children's brain development and
neurological status, researchers report in the February issue of The
Journal of the American Dental Association.
The authors of the report--members of a joint ...
Amalgam fillings don't affect children's brain development, says study in ADA Journal
CHICAGO, Jan. 25, 2008 Dental amalgam tooth fillings
do not adversely affect childrens brain development and neurological status, researchers report in the February issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association.
The authors of the reportmembers of a joint team from the University of Li...
Most comprehensive study of mercury in dental fillings begins
The presence of mercury in dental amalgams, or fillings, is relatively common knowledge; however, whether its presence affects the neurological system is a debate that has been ongoing for 150 years. A new study beginning in less than a week will for the first time study whether prenatal exposur...
FDA Calls for Stricter Controls on Mercury Fillings
But notes dental devices pose no great risk to most people; consumer organization aghast at ruling
TUESDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health authorities on Tuesday placed tighter safety controls on the use of mercury dental fillings.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wil...
Shareholders Challenge Danaher/Kerr to Phase Out Mercury Tooth Fillings
Dominican Sisters of Hope, Others Question the Continuing Use of Mercury
WASHINGTON, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Dominican Sisters of Hope, supported by Consumers for Dental Choice and the Mercury Policy Project, will present a resolution calling on the Danaher (NYSE: DHR ) co...
Safety Of Dental Amalgam Fillings To Be Reviewed
The Food and Drug administration (FDA) has asked a panel of outside experts to review the safety of dental amalgam fillings
due to the persistent complaints that the fillings
may cause health problems.//
The U.S. health officials found no evidence to suggest that the fillings
were dangerous in...
...ge discusses the effects of silver-colored tooth fillings
on human health. ... Mercury poisoning from dental fillings
is a creeping illness. ... Mercury toxicity ... occur in the environment? ... Amalgam Silver fillings
and Chronic Mercury Poisoning ... In contrast,...
...oth decay. ... Decay around the edges of cavity fillings
is also common in older adults. ... How Do I Know ...article that describes how dental cavities and fillings
work! ... To understand how a cavity works, we n... the enamel and the dentin of a ... Abscess Broken fillings
Bruxism Cavity Denture Irritation Fluorosis Ging...
Blue light used to harden tooth fillings stunts tumor growth
A blue curing light used to harden dental fillings
also may stunt tumor growth, Medical College of Georgia researchers say.
"The light sends wavelengths of blue-violet light to the composite, which triggers hardening," says Alpesh Patel, a rising MCG School of Dentistry junior. "The light waves...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 20, 2009
...int out that dentists increasingly are using white fillings
made from plastic, rather than "silver" dental fillings. Those traditional fillings
contain mercury, which has raised health concerns ...al issues in its production. However, many plastic fillings
contain controversial ingredients (such as BisGMA)...
Pitt researchers use fluorescence to develop method for detecting mercury in fish
..., a chemistry professor in Pitt's School of Arts and Sciences, the new method can be used onsite and can detect mercury in 30 to 60 minutes for dental fillings
(or amalgams) or 10 to 30 minutes for fish, Koide explained. "Our method could be used in the fish market or the dentist office," he said. "We have de...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...Light and Hydrogen Peroxide May Effectively Treat Biofilms That Cause Cavities and Gum Disease
Blue light commonly used by dentists to cure resin fillings
and hydrogen peroxide (H 2 O 2 ) combined may be capable of reaching and treating bacteria in deep layers of biofilms that can cause cavities and ging...