I am pregnant. I’m thrilled and cannot wait until my little bundle arrives. In the meantime, I have to figure out what to do about my dentist. I have a cavity. I just don’t know what to do. My dentist is insisting I get an amalgam filling. I can’t believe he would want me to put mercury in my body while I’m pregnant. He’s insisting the other fillings aren’t as good. Should I switch to a holistic dentist?
Brenna H. – Philadelphia
Congratulations! How exciting that you’re going to have a new member in your family. I love that you’re already doing everything you can to protect your baby and his or her health.
I agree with you about the amalgam fillings. There’s no reason why you should get an amalgam filling whether or not you’re pregnant. My guess is the only reason he’s pressing the amalgam filling issue is because he is uneducated in the procedure for composite fillings.
In your case, I would look for a holistic dentist, or at least a mercury free dentist. They’ll be familiar with composite fillings as well as other ways of doing clean dentistry.
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