TOXIC MERCURY AMALGAM

The topic of mercury fillings has been debated in dentistry for decades. Metal amalgam fillings are composed of approximately 50 percent mercury, with the rest consisting of silver, tin, copper, and zinc. 

If you have mercury fillings, trace amounts of mercury vapor are constantly being released by your restorations. This increases when you chew food, drink beverages, and grind your teeth. For this reason alone, we believe that mercury fillings should be abandoned by modern dentistry.

Over 200 million Americans have had this highly toxic metal placed in their mouths, creating what many leading researchers believe to be a “toxic time bomb.” The World Health Organization has identified dental amalgam as a major source of mercury contamination in humans.

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PROTECT YOUR HEALTH WITH DR. SAMBATARO

What’s hard to believe is that mercury amalgam is legally treated as a highly dangerous material before it’s placed in your mouth and after it’s removed. However, for almost 200 years, traditional dentists have insisted that it becomes a safe and stable substance once the mercury is mixed into an amalgam and placed in your mouth.

Today we know that isn’t true. The poisonous metal implanted in your teeth is continuously leaking into your body and collecting over time. Some experts believe that up to 90% of Americans are adversely affected by low-level mercury poisoning. Here at the Julian Center for Toxic-Free Dentistry, we firmly believe that dental care should be free of toxins. 

One of the damaging effects of low-level mercury poisoning is weakening the immune system. Mercury leaking from your fillings could play a part in almost every illness, from cancer to chronic fatigue syndrome. We care about your overall wellness, so Dr. Sambataro offers mercury-free fillings to safeguard your smile while protecting the rest of your body as well. 

AMALGAM FILLING REMOVAL

Here at Julian Center for Toxic-Free Dentistry, we can remove toxic mercury fillings and replace them with safe, metal-free alternatives. Removing your mercury fillings can improve your overall health and you may notice that you have fewer health complaints overall.

In a study in Norway, dentists removed mercury fillings from patients suffering from a variety of health complaints. These included fatigue, headaches, muscle pain, lack of concentration, and memory problems. The researchers followed up with the patients after three months, one year, and three years, noticing a significant reduction in their health issues.

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TOXIC MERCURY AMALGAM

The topic of mercury fillings has been debated in dentistry for decades. Metal amalgam fillings are composed of approximately 50 percent mercury, with the rest consisting of silver, tin, copper, and zinc. 

If you have mercury fillings, trace amounts of mercury vapor are constantly being released by your restorations. This increases when you chew food, drink beverages, and grind your teeth. For this reason alone, we believe that mercury fillings should be abandoned by modern dentistry.

Over 200 million Americans have had this highly toxic metal placed in their mouths, creating what many leading researchers believe to be a “toxic time bomb.” The World Health Organization has identified dental amalgam as a major source of mercury contamination in humans.

Fast Facts About Mercury and Amalgam Fillings
  • Mercury is the most toxic non-radioactive element on Earth.
  • Silver-colored mercury amalgam fillings normally contain 52 percent mercury.
  • On average, an amalgam filling weighs one gram and contains half a gram of mercury.
  • The typical adult carries 10 amalgam fillings containing about five grams of mercury.
  • Germany, Austria, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden have banned the use of mercury amalgam fillings in pregnant women and children, with complete bans scheduled to be phased in.
  • The state of California requires this warning in all dental offices that use mercury amalgam fillings with a staff of 10 or more: “The people of the state of California have determined that the use of dental amalgam causes birth defects and other health problems.”
  • Legislation is now being proposed in Minnesota for a similar “Informed Consent” law to protect all patients.
  • The European Commission (the European Union’s politically independent executive arm) may soon call mercury amalgam fillings to be phased out.

PLEASE NOTE

The Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners legally requires that the following statement be placed on any information provided to the public concerning the dangers of mercury amalgam:

“The National Institute of Health has determined that there are no verifiable systemic health benefits resulting from the removal of mercury amalgams.”

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I schedule an appointment?

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Sambataro, give us a call at our Ellicott City practice at (410) 964-2865 and ask to speak with a member of our team. You can also fill out our convenient online contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

How often should I visit the dentist?

Ensuring you visit your dentist once every six months or twice a year is essential to your oral health. These visits allow us to make sure your teeth remain healthy and clear of harmful bacteria. We’ll also monitor your oral health to make sure you’re not at risk for any serious oral conditions.

Some patients may need to visit our practice more frequently due to an increased risk of developing oral complications. If you fall under this category, Dr. Sambataro will work with you to improve the condition of your oral health.

TOXIC-FREE FILLINGS AT JULIAN CENTER FOR TOXIC-FREE DENTISTRY

You don’t have to risk side effects from your mercury fillings. Dr. Sambataro is dedicated to providing dental care that ensures toxic-free procedures and treatments. Our goal isn’t limited to your oral health, we are invested in securing optimal overall wellness for all our patients. Are you interested in learning more about our toxic-free fillings? Call our Ellicott City office at (410) 964-2865 to set up a consultation today.