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#1 of 6 Old 06-02-2012, 09:27 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am 32 years old and have 4 mercury fillings.  I am still breastfeeding my 26 month old once a day and we are hoping to conceive this fall.  I am going to the dentist next week and I am looking for information about the removal of fillings.  I would love to hear your thoughts!

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i am interested to hear what you have decided. what did the dentist have to say?


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I decided to wait/not do it at all for a couple of reasons.  One, removing them exposes your body even more and the mercury can go directly into your system. I plan on TTC in a few months.  You are exposed to more mercury by eating tuna fish than from these fillings.  I have two small ones and unless something goes wrong, I will leave them. You can detox from mercury by eating cilantro among other things but I havent even done that.
 

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i didn't know that about cilantro. good luck TTC!


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I would do the same as you.  I had a mercury filling that needed to be removed while I was breastfeeding and I wouldn't have touched it otherwise.


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I suggest not to removed unless it is cracked or have some holes already.


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