There are three reasons to remove silver fillings.
1. Mercury. Silver fillings have high mercury content. The effect of the mercury on our immune system is certainly questionable.
2. Fractured teeth. The rapid expansion and contraction of these metal fillings results often in tooth fractures. I haven’t seen a single fracture as a result of the newer composite, bonded restorations.
3. Loose fillings. Leakage with the constant expansion and contraction, the fillings loosen and they leak, resulting in areas of hidden decay.
We know that mercury is a poisonous substance. It likely negatively affects our immune system. The question is how and where. Visualize this….Your immune system has 100 Navy Seals as your protectors, 50 of them are busy protecting you from mercury. That means that you have much less protection for the many diseases that are trying to get us.