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Just Saying “No” to Dental Mercury – a Progress Report

Just Saying “No” to Dental Mercury – a Progress Report

You know how we mentioned that the pace of progress toward getting mercury out of dentistry seemed to be picking up? (If you didn’t, you can read about it here. Don’t worry. We’ll wait for you.) It may be getting even faster. Recently, the European Union voted to ban...

“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...

Making (Dental) Mercury (Amalgam) History

Making (Dental) Mercury (Amalgam) History

When you choose biological dentistry for your care, it may be easy to forget that not all dental offices are mercury-free and mercury-safe. Many dentists here in the US continue to place amalgam fillings, which are about 50% mercury, one of the most toxic elements on...

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...

Mercury-Free Dentistry Is the Future

There was good news out of the EU recently: The European Parliament has banned the use of mercury amalgam in children under 15, as well as pregnant and breastfeeding women. The vote was an overwhelming 663 to 8. The ban will go into effect July 1, 2018. More, each EU...