Your Edmonton Holistic Dentist
We serve our Edmonton clients with all of their holistic concerns. We focus on whole body health as well as oral health. The holistic dentist at our Edmonton clinic is passionate about offering options that are traditional as well as holistic. Our holistic clients can decide what’s best for them. A concern for many of our clients is mercury in silver fillings. Our Edmonton holistic dentist does not place silver fillings, and we use a safe protocol in place to remove these fillings as well.
The Dangers of Mercury Fillings
Why is there so much controversy over mercury fillings? Mercury is a highly poisonous metal that is extremely dangerous to our bodies. Amalgam fillings, which are silver in color, are made up of about 50% mercury.
Scientific research has shown that mercury fillings continuously release vapors during brushing, chewing and grinding. Mercury vapor is also released when fillings are placed and removed.
Mercury poisoning symptoms are:
- Mood swings, nervousness, irritability
- Tremors, weakness, muscle atrophy
Safe removal techniques include:
- Charcoal rinse
- Oxygen mask
- Rubber dam
- DentAirVac aerosol vacuum
- Constant water spray. For more information on the effects of mercury on the human body, please visit the World Health Organization
Call 780-dentist for more information