Screening for autism occurs around 15 months but keep an eye out for warning signs: Does your baby smile and coo, do they notice when you leave the room, do they interact with siblings, what is their eye contact like?If anything concerns you bring it up to your medical provider.
Recently I heard from the Dr. Oz show how dental fillings can be linked to certain disorders.
The American Dental Association stands by amalgam fillings stating that
- "Dental amalgam is a safe, affordable material used to restore the teeth of over 100 million Americans...and has established a record of safety and effectiveness."
Considerations for dental amalgam removal:
- Patients who have recurrent decay and/or defective margins around their dental amalgam fillings.
- Patients who have 8 or more dental amalgam fillings.
- Patients who have exhibited an allergy or sensitivity to dental amalgam (lymphocyte proliferation test).
- Patients who have bruxism (grind their teeth).*
- Patients who consume high quantities of acidic foods and carbonated beverages.*
If you need a filling go for composite fillings (tooth colored). Be aware though, composite fillings may be a little more pricey (20% more than amalgam).
First MMR, now amalgam fillings. All these health concerns have arisen without concrete answers for people who suffer from fatigue, difficulty with concentration, fibromyalgia, headache and even multiple sclerosis.
- As a healthcare-type-person I can offer this advice: Be your own advocate. Read, read and read some more on your condition. Write down any questions you might have for your nurse practitioner or physician and grow that relationship, remember most healthcare types WANT to help.