Time to Talk Mercury 

By office on Tuesday, December, 10th, 2019 in Mercury 1 Comment

Biological dentists and hygienists ask A LOT of questions – usually far more than your typical dentist. We do it because integrating your concerns and challenges is crucial when it comes to serving your healthcare needs.  Whatever happens in or is done to the mouth can have effects throughout the body – and vice versa […]

Why Mercury-Free Dentistry Isn’t Enough. Mercury-SAFE Matters, Too!

By office on Wednesday, August, 14th, 2019 in Mercury No Comments

Despite mercury being one of the most toxic materials around, most dentists continue to use it for filling teeth. After all, it’s cheap, and can be placed much more quickly and easily than newer, higher quality materials. (Curious as to how it’s done? Here’s a basic demo.) But because of that toxicity, we not only […]

First, Do No Harm…

By office on Tuesday, July, 23rd, 2019 in Biological Dentistry No Comments

Checklists, protocols, even the humble honey-do list – whether they’re on our phones, on our fridges, or in a handy-dandy notebook, we’ve all got them. We know the value in making and following lists if only because the simple act of creating a list gives you a much better shot at remembering what to do, […]

So Why Won’t My Insurance Pay for Tooth-Colored Fillings?

By office on Wednesday, October, 19th, 2016 in Mercury No Comments

It can be hard to ask for what you want when you know it probably won’t be covered. This can leave some folks feeling they’ve been overcharged for metal-free, biocompatible alternatives. But that hinges on you being unaware of some things your insurance company probably doesn’t want you to know. For one, they don’t care […]

Mercury Gets Around

By office on Wednesday, October, 5th, 2016 in Mercury No Comments

As we noted last time, mercury is constantly off-gassed from so-called “silver” amalgam fillings. This vapor must go somewhere, and where it goes is into your circulation. This is how it can affect so many different body systems. (What it affects and how depends on your unique biochemistry, overall health history and current challenges.) A […]

Mercury Amalgam: Toxic In, Toxic Out!

By office on Wednesday, September, 21st, 2016 in Mercury No Comments

If you’re savvy – and we suspect that you are – you may have wondered why the American Dental Association still endorses the use of mercury amalgam to fill teeth, even as other countries have banned it. You might question how the US could ratify the global mercury treaty known as the Minamata Convention, which […]

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