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Dental Hygiene

Alluminim Teeth

10/21/2004

Question:

Why does aluminum hurt your teeth when you chew it?

Answer:

If you have amalgam (silver fillings) in your mouth the aluminum against the amalgam gives a bad taste.  It is referred to as galvanism.

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Response by:

Michele P Carr, RDH,  MA Michele P Carr, RDH, MA
Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene
Associate Professor of HS Nursing Quality & Research
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University