Posts Tagged ‘ mercury fillings ’

Why We Practice Mercury-Free, Mercury-Safe Dentistry

Of course, oral galvanism and its tendency to accelerate mercury release from “silver” amalgam fillings are hardly the only problems that dental mercury can cause. Yes, even though you hear people call them “silver” fillings, those metal restorations are actually 50% mercury that’s alloyed with silver, copper, zinc, and other metals. As Dr. Mercola noted […]

Mixed Metals in the Mouth Can Be Trouble: Oral Galvanism

For all the amazing things modern dentistry has to offer, it still holds forth some pretty bad ideas. Filling teeth with neurotoxic mercury amalgam is one. Another? Placing a variety of metals in a person’s mouth. Now, there are a number of ways you could wind up with more than one metal in your mouth. […]

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 […]