The Effects of Mercury By SEO Admin on November 30, 2013

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 use of amalgams, including: Austria, Canada, Denmark, Germany, and Sweden.

There have been reported side-effects and conditions corresponding with amalgams, including:

  • Autoimmune disorders

  • Lupus

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Thyroiditis

  • Exczema

  • Oral lichenoid lesions

While there is still more research required to evaluate the correlations between these conditions and mercury use, porcelain fillings offer a safe alternative option to that of amalgams.

At Staten Island Smiles, Dr. Joseph Mormino only uses mercury-free fillings and performs removal of amalgams with the safety policies for mercury in place. If you are looking for safe and effective dentistry, contact Dr. Mormino to learn more about your mercury-free options. Dr. Mormino will gladly answer any questions that you have and offer guidance about which options may be ideal for you.


Our patients health and safety are imperative to us, and we strive to provide you with a safe environment and safe procedures. Contact us to learn more about the Staten Island Smiles difference.

Learn More about Mercury-Free Dentistry

If you would like to learn more about mercury-free dentistry at Staten Island Smiles, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Joseph Mormino and our dental team. We will answer all of your questions about our dental services and procedures, and schedule you for a consultation with Dr. Mormino.

At Staten Island Smiles, we are committed to patient safety and superior oral care. To experience the Staten Island Smiles difference contact our team of experts today.


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Dr. Joseph T. Mormino, DDS

Dr. Mormino is a member of several prestigious organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Second District Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologist 
  • Academy of General Dentistry 

To schedule your consultation, contact us online or call us at (718) 876-9100 today!

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