Mercury Amalgam Fillings
posted: Mar 02, 2018.
Dr. Mercola is a New York Times Bestselling author of The Great Bird Flu Hoax, The No-Grain Diet, and Effortless Healing who has created his own website to help people figure out the best way to stay healthy. Here is an article we found written by him that shows the serious health risks mercury poses on individuals.
In this article he states that "Mercury is the most volatile and toxic of the heavy metals, and the vapors released when chewing or brushing pose a clear and present danger to health, especially your brain and kidneys, as mercury is a neuro- and nephrotoxin. It’s also toxic to your reproductive system. Europe is now paving the way for the rest of the world by banning the use of amalgam fillings in pregnant or nursing women and children under the age of 15." Yet U.S. Dentists are still practicing with mercury today. This is largely due to the fact that mercury is inexpensive compared to other materials and therefore insurance companies promote its use. You’re actually more likely to receive mercury amalgam if you have dental insurance than if you’re uninsured! By promoting the use of amalgam and refusing to pay for mercury-free fillings, these third-party payers increase mercury exposure, lower quality of dental care, worsen mercury pollution, limit access to dental care, and interfere with patient autonomy.
If you haven't already, switch to a mercury free dentist to protest the dangerous use of mercury. Sadly, only 32 percent to 52 percent of U.S. Dental offices are mercury free and are rarely backed up by insurance companies. Dr. Mercola shows that, "By refusing to work with dentists who still use this pernicious poison, they will be forced to 'get with the times' and go mercury-free, or lose their practice." For further information, access his blog at articles.mercola.com.
We stand by Dr. Mercola's proclamation of making mercury-free a non-negotiable requirement. At Kudlik Dental, we are proud to not only be a mercury free dental office, but also a mercury safe office. We use a special protocol (IAOMT) when removing amalgam fillings to prevent injection and/or inhalation of mercury and its vapors. For a free consultation regarding amalgam removals,
call our office at 714-526-2860.