I've been saying this for years. It's probably best that everyone avoid amalgam fillings. Now the FDA is backing that up. Glad to hear that this info is now more widely available.
Avoid the silver (Amalgam) fillings - get the white fillings (composite).
"The updated FDA guidance said the filling material could lead to health issues for those with a hypersensitivity to mercury.
Dental amalgam fillings are a mixture of silver, tin, copper and mercury. The FDA and American Dental Association have said for years the material is safe, but advocates have called for a filling material that doesn't contain mercury since the 1970s.
The FDA's updated recommendations said dental amalgam is safe for most, but there are some who should avoid the material, including pregnant women and their developing fetuses; women who plan to become pregnant; women who are nursing; children, especially those that are under the age of six; people with kidney problems; and people with pre-existing neurological conditions like multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's or Alzheimer's."