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The Effects of Mercury

Mercury and Your Health


It used to be that all fillings were done with a combination of metals. A dentist would place the filling and a patient would go on his/her way, not thinking about any ramifications. However, more and more debates have opened surrounding the safety of mercury in amalgams, and the effects that this mercury can have on the body.

Through this blog, Dr. Joseph Mormino will discuss the effects of mercury and traditional amalgams. Keep reading Dr. Morminos blog to learn more about mercury and what we do Staten Island Smiles to keep all of our patients safe and healthy.

All About Mercury and Your Smile

The debate about the safety of mercury in amalgams has reached the world-wide stage. While the American Dental association maintains that a dental amalgam is a safe material to fill cavities, many other countries have either banned or strongly discouraged the u


Health News Article- Poor Oral Hygiene Tied to Cancer-Linked Virus

Article Title: Poor Oral Hygiene Tied to Cancer-Linked Virus, Study Finds


Article Source: http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/news/20130821/poor-oral-hygiene-tied-to-cancer-linked-virus-study-finds

Article Review:

This health news article follows a study, which suggests that individuals who have teeth and gums in poor condition may be at higher risk for an oral virus, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), that leads to throat and mouth cancers. While the results of the study do not indicate that diseased teeth and gums cause HPV infections, a correlation has been found.

 

One of the researchers in the study, Christine Markham, stated that her team accounted for other additional factors such as smoking in the study to find other possible links to HPV.