Mercury Free Dentistry
About Mercury-Free Dentistry
No manmade dental filling or restoration material is as good as your natural teeth. When decay and trauma damage the structure of your teeth, however, your dentist must choose from these materials to fix your teeth.
Your dentist has a variety of dental materials from which to choose. Some materials are non-toxic while others contain large amounts of toxin-heavy metals. Silver amalgam fillings, for example, contain up to 50 percent mercury.
Many federal organizations, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), warn against the potential dangers of exposure to mercury. Medical scientists know that mercury leaches outward from the dental fillings to enter the body. Once inside you, mercury accumulates in your organs, especially your brain, thyroid, heart, kidneys, liver, spleen, nervous system and prostate or ovaries.
Mercury causes varying levels of degeneration in tissues where it has accumulated. The amount of tissue degeneration depends largely on your DNA, the level of exposure and the amount of mercury accumulation in your tissues.
Natural Horizons embraces mercury-free dentistry. Our mercury-free dentist also practices safe removal techniques when removing mercury fillings. These advanced techniques minimize your exposure to mercury during the removal procedure.
Scientists are still working to connect the dots between mercury in amalgams and diseases but there are indications that heavy metals, including mercury, act as significant stressors that contribute to many chronic illnesses. These heavy metals destroy body cells, disrupt enzyme systems and energy-producing pathways, and negatively affect nerves. Mercury interferes with your immune system, displaces healthy organic materials throughout the body and hampers oxygen transport in the respiratory system.
Heavy metal toxicity poses a health hazard to anyone exposed to mercury. To reduce the environmental risk, it is illegal to dispose of mercury in the trash, in public sewage water or even in landfills. Interestingly, a dentist must handle the mercury in amalgam as a toxin prior to putting it in a patient’s mouth, yet the American Dental Association (ADA) assures consumers that mercury poses no danger once it is in a patient’s mouth.