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#1 of 7 Old 11-06-2008, 07:40 PM - Thread Starter
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I have recently learned the dangers of amalgam fillings. Unfortunately, I have a mouth full of them (16 teeth) and I am breastfeeding my almost 1 yr old son and probably poisoning him as well. The only way to fix this is to get them removed, but I guess it is hard to find a dentist who will agree to do this and do it properly. Does anyone happen to know of someone like this? I'm in Brooklyn Park, MN but willing to drive a bit to find someone... thanks so much.
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I just dealt with this same problem a few weeks ago. But I only had two tiny shallow fillings and the dentist could drill around them without 'nicking' them and popped them right out.

My advice is to leave them until your DC is done bfing....

Are you having any pain from them? Then you might have to deal with it sooner.

If you do a search here on this forum 'amalgam' a few dentists will come up for the twin cities area.... go in for a consult and see what they say. GL!
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Can't give you specific advice on which dentist, but yes I would wait until you are done BF. More mercury is released when they are fiddled with, than when they are left alone. You could have your baby tested also, but I think there are certain ways you have to test for mercury (a DAN! doc might know more about this than a regular doc).

I asked about the same thing at my last appointment, and they discouraged me from doing it, the hygenist said she got a non-mercury filling and it cracked and didn't last as long. I only have about 5 fillings, but wonder if they are causing problems. I didn't have asthma problems until after I got the first 4 (but I was also vaxed and FF as a baby). AND the original 4 have already been replaced once which means even more mercury release.

At least I know better now and if DS gets cavities I'm insisting on non-mercury.

You would think with all the technology these days, they could find something non-toxic that works just as good.

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Yes, wait till done BF but check out Dr. Laughlin in River Falls at

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Tooth by the Lake in them

mercury free health centered dentistry!!!
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#6 of 7 Old 11-28-2008, 02:38 PM
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Contact Leo for a list of mercury-free dentists:

Leo Cashman, DAMS Coordinator
1079 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
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651-222-6760 or 800-311-6265

About Leo and DAMS:
For over 8 years, he has been the manager of DAMS, Intl., a non-profit organization that educates the public on dental amalgam mercury fillings and other ways dentistry may affect out health. He's the editor of the DAMS newsletter and writes and speaks on the dental-health connection. Leo has degrees in physics and mathematics.
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Just curious...

What substance do dentists use for fillings now?
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