Healthy teeth/Healthy body-The Poison in your teeth

Dental schools still teach dentists to use silver mercury fillings (which contain 50% mercury) and the American Dental Association (ADA) continues to tell the public they are safe. Recently, more and more questions have been raised about the safety of the toxic mercury vapor released from the amalgams. This has resulted in a controversy and an ongoing debate about them, with some dentists saying they are safe and some saying they are not. This has now evolved to the point where over 50% of practicing dentists are no longer putting amalgam silver fillings in their patient’s teeth. Also of interest is that three countries: Norway, Sweden, and Denmark have banned the use of mercury fillings in dental practice.

Because of my commitment to helping my patients along a journey towards health, I have not used mercury fillings in over ten years!

In addition, because it has been conclusively proven that high levels of toxic mercury vapor are released when these fillings are removed unsafely, I have made my office as occupationally mercury safe as possible. To that end, I use state of the art technology, equipment, and safe removal protocols to protect my patients, my staff, myself and the environment from excessive and unnecessary occupational exposure to mercury at my office.

Thus, at Schwanekamp Dentistry, we practice both mercury free (amalgam filling free) and mercury safe removal techniques.

Becoming a mercury free and mercury safe dental practice was my decision to make. But, I believe that deciding whether or not to have your existing mercury fillings removed and replaced must be your choice. Because I place great importance on patient education, I feel it is my responsibility to educate my patients about the important relationship of oral to overall health and to provide them with the information required for them to make educated decisions.

But again, the decision to remove and replace these fillings can only be made by you.