The EPA recently finalized the regulation of the use of amalgam separators which will be mandatory in all dental offices come July 2020. What these separators do is catch the drilled out amalgam so it doesn’t reach our sewers and eventually the ocean. If they are going this far to prevent it from getting into the environment, why would we allow this material in our mouths?
We not only don’t believe in placing amalgam, but we also take extra precautions when removing silver fillings as well. Since amalgam fillings are made up of approximately 50% mercury (IAOMT) we want to protect you from that toxin as best we can. Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART) is IAOMT’s protocol for removing the hazardous material. I am certified in this process and a proud member of IAOMT!
According to their website, “mercury vapor is known to be released from dental mercury amalgam fillings at higher rates during brushing, cleaning, clenching of teeth, chewing, etc., and mercury is also known to be released during the placement, replacement, and removal of dental mercury amalgam fillings.” Please read the full article here.
While we don’t push our patients to swap out their amalgam fillings for composite (tooth colored) fillings just because, we recommend they become educated in the harm mercury does to the body.
Symptoms of Acute Exposure:
Symptoms of High Exposure:
Please read the full list of symptoms as well as other health effects at EPA’s website here.
Click here to watch a series of videos from the Dr. Oz show that are very informative about the dangers of amalgam fillings.
Photo of the Warning Label on Amalgam: DANGER – POISON
Steps We Take During the Amalgam Removal Process:
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