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Insurance Companies Use Bait-and-Switch Tactics to Maintain the Status Quo of Mercury Amalgams

Dental Insurance

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  • Failing to keep up with the advances in dentistry, insurance companies use bait-and-switch tactics to strong-arm consumers into getting amalgam
  • About half of U.S. dentists are mercury-free, but insurance companies cheat you by claiming that composite materials are merely “cosmetic” instead of dentists’ material of choice
  • Consumers for Dental Choice now launches its grassroots “Demand your Choice” campaign to bring dental insurance into the 21st century and end discrimination against consumers who want mercury-free dental fillings
  • We now celebrate Mercury-Free Dentistry Week. Through August 28, I will match every donation (up to $100,000 total) to Consumers for Dental Choice, which champions the cause of mercury-free dentistry — and makes every dollar count

By Dr. Mercola

Who is more likely to get an amalgam dental filling: people with insurance or people without insurance? The answer may surprise you. The people who are paying for dental insurance are actually MORE likely to get amalgam than mercury-free composite, according to a study published in 2011.


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