People with a chronic disease may neglect their general health and wellness, research shows. Dental care is no exception. A tendency to focus on MS-related needs may divert people’s attention from appropriate dental care. People with significant fatigue and/or mobility impairment may find office visits beyond those required for their MS care to be particularly difficult to manage.
The basic fact is healthy teeth and gums are essential for:
Preventing infections which may cause MS symptoms to increase
Promoting good digestion and proper nutrition
Enhancing the enjoyment of food and social activities
The truth about mercury amalgam
There have been claims over the years that mercury leaking from amalgam dental fillings damages the immune system and causes a broad range of diseases, including MS. While the cause of MS remains unknown, there is no scientific evidence that heavy metal poisoning is responsible for either the onset or worsening of MS. There is no reason to have your dental fillings removed or replaced. This is a very expensive procedure with no proven benefit for people with MS.