Dr Oz: Mercury Exposure Symptoms & Are Silver Fillings Dangerous?


Dr Oz: What Are Amalgam Fillings?

If you have ever had a cavity and needed a filling, this Dr. Oz episode is for you! Do you have a mouth full of silver fillings? If so, they could be making you sick and you do not even know it. It is due to the fact amalgam fillings contain a high amount of mercury, which could be toxic to your health!

Dr Oz: Are Your Silver Fillings Making You Sick?

The American Dental Association insists silver fillings are completely safe, but more and more dentists are no longer using them when patients have cavities because of the potential risks involved due to the their high mercury content. Dr. Gerald Curatola, a dentist, says we do not know for sure how much mercury is too much when it comes to a tooth filling, but that is exactly why he says more research needs to be done because whether you have one filling, or several, the vapors are released and putting you at risk.

Dr Oz: Mercury Exposure Symptoms

Dr. Curatola told Dr. Oz that mercury is one of the most dangerous and toxic compounds to our central nervous system. He explained it also suppresses the immune system and can lead to such health issues as fatigue, memory loss, migraines or even skin problems. He outlined some of the classic symptoms to watch out for if you think you might have mercury exposure.

  • Tremors
  • Memory loss
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Problems with motor coordination

Dr Oz: Do Dentists Still Use Silver Fillings?

Brushing Your Teeth with Silver Fillings

Dr Oz says that if you have silver fillings the simple habit of brushing your teeth exposes you to a high level of mercury that can be toxic to your body.


  1. says

    I would like to get a copy of show #762 March 28, 2013 ariing, regarding “Toxic Teeth: Are Your Silver Filling Making you Sick?
    I have a court appt. on April 24, 2013 for SSA Disability. I have 7 fillings and 6 root canals. I almost died last summer and self-diagnosed my problems. (Plus, I have two bad heart valves per my medical records.)
    I would like to show the judge this segment as I have all the issues that was discussed. Tremors, Memory issues, foggyness, fatigue, etc. that makes it difficult to even go outside the house.
    Please can you help me?
    Thank you!

  2. says

    Hi Sharyl, We are not affiliated with the show, so we don’t have access to clips or videos of past episodes. I checked the Doctor Oz website for you, and they currently do not provide DVDs or transcripts of the show. I’m sorry–maybe your lawyer could send a letter to the show requesting the information you need? Good luck.

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