Posts Tagged ‘ mercury toxicity ’

“Silver” Fillings Aren’t OK for Everyone, Says FDA

Mercury-free, mercury-safe dentistry has been the norm in our office for years. Why use a neurotoxic material to fix decayed or damaged teeth when the biocompatible materials available today are stronger and more durable than ever – and create a more natural-looking smile? It’s better for our patients, our team, and our environment. And now, […]

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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 […]

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 […]