Tuesday, May 19, 2015


WSB TV has ran a segment on dental amalgam yesterday, so many patients would have some questions about their safety and side effects. We at Lake Lanier Smiles would like to share some information based on extensive studies and scientific evidence.

We the Dentists at Lake Lanier Smiles consider Amalgam filling as a safe, durable and affordable material of choice in Dentistry. It has been in the teeth of over 100 Million American Patients. Basically it is an amalgam/mixture of metals like Silver, Copper and Tin mixed with Mercury. Once mixed it forms a stable compound.  In 1997 The FDI and WHO concluded that the side effects are rare and the very minimal amount of mercury released during filling and removal of filling has not shown any adverse effects on the health.

Major science based organizations including ADA (American Dental Association), CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) and FDA (Food and Drug Administration) all agree the Dental Amalgam safety and effectiveness. Furthermore FDA do not recommend that amalgam fillings are removed or replaced if they are in good condition.

Other major science Organizations like Alzheimer’s Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, Autism Society of America and National Multiple Sclerosis Society have agreed that there is no health risk associated with Dental Amalgam.
We at Lake Lanier Smiles do not place dental amalgam anymore not due to the ill effects but due to the cosmetic reasons. We still advice our patients with sound amalgam fillings not to be replaced at all.

If you have any questions about your Oral Health or to make an appointment to see us...Call us now at 770-831-0559 or visit us at WWW. LAKELANIERSMILES.COM for Valuable Coupons and Specials. Our prices are 30-50 % Off Regular Prices. Call Us before Noon and we will see you the Same Day. We accept most insurances. We are conveniently located just off I-985 at 4965 Lanier Islands Parkway, Suite 105, Buford, Ga- 30418.

LAKE LANIER SMILES provides Affordable dental care with outstanding customer service to patients in Buford, Sugar Hill, Suwanee, Cumming, Flowery Branch and surrounding areas.

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