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The Dream of Mercury-Free Dentistry Is Becoming Reality Around the World

Dentistry has a huge role to play in limiting the use of mercury. After all, it’s one of the greatest sources of mercury pollution today, contributing about 100 tons of the neurotoxin each year. It’s one reason our office is mercury-free and mercury-safe, and why each year we recognize Mercury-Free Awareness Week each summer in […]

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Making (Dental) Mercury (Amalgam) History

When you choose biological dentistry for your care, it may be easy to forget that not all dental offices are mercury-free and mercury-safe. Many dentists here in the US continue to place amalgam fillings, which are about 50% mercury, one of the most toxic elements on this planet. In fact, roughly half of all mercury […]

“Silver” Fillings Are More Mercury Than Silver – & Risky to Reproductive Health, Pregnancy Outcomes, & More

If you need another reason to favor mercury-free, mercury-safe dentistry, consider the review just published in Reproductive Toxicology. Looking at over 40 years of research on the impact of mercury exposure on reproductive function in both men and women, the authors confirmed that mercury negatively impacts human reproduction, affecting the reproductive and endocrine systems in […]

It’s Mercury-Free Dentistry Awareness Week

Although more dental offices these days are mercury-free like ours, the unfortunate truth is that most American dentists still place amalgam fillings – restorations that are 50% mercury, a known (and potent!) neurotoxin. According to a survey published earlier this year in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 62% of general dentists and 56% of […]

Mercury-Free Dentistry Is the Future

There was good news out of the EU recently: The European Parliament has banned the use of mercury amalgam in children under 15, as well as pregnant and breastfeeding women. The vote was an overwhelming 663 to 8. The ban will go into effect July 1, 2018. More, each EU nation must develop a plan […]

Getting Mercury Out of Your Teeth – and Dentistry

Back in the early days of the automotive industry, when Henry Ford was revolutionizing the mass production of cars, he once insisted that “any customer can have a car painted in any color that he wants so long as it is black.” For more than a century, something similar held true in dentistry: You could […]

Natural Dentist – Part 2 – Safe Amalgam Removal

When you're on the look out for your next natural/holistic dentist ask them what protocol they use for safe amalgam removal. Here are a few key points to make sure you are selecting an authentic, safe amalgam removal dental provider: 1. Temperature: Best practices for amalgam removal is to use cold water. 2. An evacuator […]