Holistic Amalgam Removals

At our Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer Mercury Filling Removal. Our mercury amalgam removal program is designed to remove toxic dental material including mercury amalgam and /or other fillings, crowns, or bridges that appear to be biologically incompatible with the patient while keeping the patient comfortable and safe from the toxic by-products generated during the removal process.

What is mercury amalgam?

While they may be silver in color, the term “silver fillings,” is actually a misnomer. The actual filling material consists of an amalgam (or mixture) of over 50% mercury and approximately 30% silver. This mercury component of the dental filling has been scientifically demonstrated to be more toxic that lead, cadmium, or even arsenic, and is the most toxic, non-radioactive substance known to man.

Mercury amalgam fillings are unfortunately still a commonly used dental restorative material. Mercury amalgam has been widely used for over a century, despite numerous studies that link mercury, a known neurotoxin (a poison that damages the brain and nerve tissue), to many serious health maladies.

About 75 percent of adults have dangerous “silver” fillings. There is approximately 1,000 mg of mercury in the typical “silver” filling. This is nearly one million times more mercury than is present in contaminated sea food. Most people don’t realize that the mercury amalgams slowly release mercury vapor. Every time you chew, mercury vapor is released and quickly finds its way into your bloodstream, where it causes oxidative processes in your tissues. Oxidation is one of the main reasons you develop disease, as well as the primary reason you age. Oxidation in your body leads to inflammation… it also hampers your body’s ability to detoxify itself, which makes you even sicker.

Why is mercury so dangerous?

Mercury from the amalgam fillings has been proven to deplete and suppress the immune system. Mercury escapes from the filling in the form of a vapor that is absorbed directly into the brain; it is absorbed at a rate of 80% into the lungs and arterial blood. This toxic vapor escapes constantly from fillings – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The rate of vaporization increases when the fillings are stimulated by hot liquids, chewing and even brushing your teeth. Mercury that leaks from the fillings is also stored pre-natally in a pregnant woman’s developing fetus and post-natally in the mother’s breast milk.

If you have old or new mercury fillings, you should know that you may not necessarily experience any symptoms. But because mercury toxicity is a cumulative toxicity and as such, can store itself in many tissues of the body for years, it is possible that your fillings may be the cause of chronic maladies that have affected you for years.

The WHO (World Health Organization) reports that mercury from amalgam and laboratory devices accounts for 53% of total mercury emissions into our environment. The EPA recommends that dentists use amalgam separators to catch and hold excess amalgam waste, to decrease the release of mercury into the sewer system.

Come visit Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Wellness Spa so that you and your entire family can enjoy all the benefits of strong, healthy teeth and a great-looking smile. Please call us at 305-548-8695 to schedule an appointment.

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