One of the most commonly performed procedures in modern dentistry is a dental filling. And one of the most common materials used is a mercury-containing amalgam – the third most toxic substance on our planet, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC points out that “mercury can be toxic to the nervous system, lungs, and kidneys,” and that is one of the reasons the material is not used in our Ellicott City dentist office.
The CDC also points out that one risk with using mercury in dental fillings is that the mercury can spread into tiny cracks and spaces when improperly used and result in the inhalation of mercury vapors leading to mercury poisoning. As a premier biological dentist in Ellicott City, MD, we only use the most advanced techniques and materials to ensure there is never a health-related incident from the holistic general dentistry we provide. That means not using mercury or other heavy metals in our practice, and it means helping patients safely remove previously placed metal fillings that could now be negatively impacting their general health.
As a leading biocompatible dentist, the Julian Center for Comprehensive Dentistry will never use toxic mercury in our practice. Our team of holistic health providers will never lose sight of the body, mind, and spirit connection in oral and general health. Not using mercury in our office is one way we accomplish this goal. Other methods include our use of digital x-rays and a holistic approach to save a dead or dying tooth instead of the risks of root canal therapy on total body health. We offer biocompatibility testing through a blood test or our in-office ZYTO technology test. There is a fee for the blood test, but the ZYTO testing is complimentary for all of our patients. This allows personalized recommendations for each patient.
Take time today to make an appointment with a biocompatible dentist that will take the time you deserve to test for the biocompatibility of dental materials. Instead of wondering if your body is slowly and silently suffering from the effects of mercury poisoning, our dentist can remove any worry through comprehensive diagnostic testing in a comfortable, pain-free environment. Call now to get started!