Checking the compatibility of dental materials is an important step in biological dentistry and this is why our clinic offers this option. I recommend using a biological dentist for all your dental needs, but if you’re considering removing dental amalgams, it’s an absolute necessity.
Most conventional dentists simply do not have the know-how to do it without putting your health at risk in the process. For example, some things that need to be done to keep you safe during amalgam removal include:
- Providing you with an alternative air source and instructing you not to breathe through your mouth
- Using a cold-water spray to minimize mercury vapors
- Putting a dental dam in your mouth so you don’t swallow or inhale any toxins
- Using a high-volume evacuator near the tooth at all times to evacuate the mercury vapor
- Washing your mouth out immediately after the fillings have been removed (the dentist should also change gloves after the removal)
- Immediately cleaning your protective wear and face once the fillings are removed
- Using room air purifiers.
Holistic dentists recommend that those apparently healthy amalgam fillings, such as the common silver-mercury amalgams, should be replaced by others made with less toxic materials. Although the American Dental Association doesn’t fully support this idea, many people report feeling much better, often immediately, when less toxic material replaces amalgam fillings. The improvement may be due to eliminating the offending material, or eliminating subtle electrical currents generated in the mouth. Besides silver-mercury amalgams, another metal to avoid is nickel, commonly used in partials, dental appliances, crowns, braces and other dental uses.
A single dental amalgam filling releases as much as 15 micrograms of mercury per day. Dr. Hal Huggins, one of the founders and leaders of the “anti-amalgam” movement, would say mercury “picks on people’s genetic weak link”. To find out more, click here.