Are Silver Fillings Safe?


Fargo, ND Dentist - Dr. Jim Lundstrom

Are Silver Fillings Safe?

The answer is yes, no, and maybe, depending on which research and evidence you accept as valid.  This controversy has existed ever since silver/mercury fillings (professionally called “amalgams”) were introduced in the 1820’s. 

Dr. Lundstrom is an active member with The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology and The International Association of Mercury-Safe Dentists.  For more information regarding this subject we highly recommend you visit or

Fargo Dentist, Jim Lundstrom, DDS, International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology



September 24, 2020

FDA Issues Recommendation for Certain High-Risk Groups Regarding Mercury-Containing Dental Amalgam

Click Here to read the FDA Statement


 On January 10, 2016 the Fargo Forum ran an article discussing mercury in dental offices. 


Tests suggest mercury in air at some dental clinics


On January 27, 2015 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration updated its consumer advisory on dental amalgam fillings.  A statement released by an agency spokeswoman states "There is no change in our position".  For more information on this subject visit their website at and search "dental amalgam". 

Source: ADA News February 2, 2015


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