Contemporary Dentistry


Study Reveals MRIs Release Mercury from Amalgam Fillings

A new study shows that magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs) can release mercury from metal amalgam fillings. Attention is being given to the fact that high-powered MRIs can cause a very high release of mercury. However, little attention is being given to the fact that even normal MRIs likely trigger the release of mercury, and, in [...]

Amalgam Fillings Increase Mercury Levels in Blood — Study

Mercury amalgam fillings have been used for over 150 years as a cheaper alternative to gold fillings. When they were first used, there was less awareness of the toxicity of mercury, but over time we have become more aware of the toxic nature of mercury. Now many people are nervous about the presence of mercury [...]