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Panel urges FDA to take another look at mercury dental fillings

By Val Willingham, CNN  December 15, 2010 7:44 p.m. EST Some experts say mercury from fillings damages cells, especially in the brain, bones and kidneys. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Advisory panel recommends re-evaluation of mercury in dental fillings The FDA ruled in 2009 that the mercury is not harmful Updated data should be examined, the panel says Washington […]

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The Perio-Cardio Connection, Relationship Between Heart Disease and Gum Disease

The Perio-Cardio Connection, Relationship Between Heart Disease and Gum Disease February 19th, 2010 By Dr. Edgard El Chaar Gum (periodontal) diseases are chronic bacterial infections that affect the gums and supporting structures of the teeth and, if left untreated, can lead to serious health problems including heart disease. When the link between cardiovascular heart disease […]

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