Integrative Health Blog

NIHA Dentists are Pioneers in Mercury Free Dentistry

Posted by on Tue, Feb 07, 2017

National Integrated Health Associates has been a mercury-free dental practice in the Washington, D.C. area for over twenty years. Our dentists recognized early the potential conflict with placing one of the most toxic substances on earth (mercury) into the mouths of humans. Mercury free means we do not use mercury for fillings or for replacement of old fillings, but do use non-toxic and BPA free dental materials and treatments that are safe and effective, and compatible with the body.

Now, the public is taking notice of the dangers of mercury amalgams (mercury fillings) as a health issue and an environmental pollutant. Mercury is a neurotoxin and silver fillings can contain about 50% mercury. Mercury can be released into the body by common actions such as and tooth brushing, chewing, drinking hot liquids, and unsafe mercury removal.

Did you know?

  • That within our dental team, Dr. Weiner has practiced mercury free dentistry since 1974, Dr. McClure since 1979, and Dr. Janbakhsh and Dr. White since 1995?
  • When mercury fillings are present, every time you eat, chew, drink hot liquids or grind teeth, mercury vapors may be released in your mouth and toxic elemental mercury is absorbed into the linings of the lungs, bowel, lymph and blood vessels. From there, the mercury migrates to the rest of the body, and mercury toxicity may relate to chronic disease and/or degenerative disease such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, brain degeneration (Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, dementia), chronic infections (Lyme, parasites, mold/Candida), reproductive issues, and thyroid disorders.
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Tags: mercury free dentist, mercury amalgams, mercury removal

Holistic Dentistry: Campaign to Stop Use of Mercury Dental Amalgams

Posted by on Fri, Dec 13, 2013

NIHA has been a mercury free and mercury safe dental practice for over 18 years.

Now, the public is taking notice of the dangers of mercury amalgams (silver fillings) as a health issue and an environmental pollutant.

Mercury is a neuro-toxin and silver fillings contain about 50% mercury. Dentsply is the leading dental amalgams manufacturer and has been pressured to stop using unnecessary mercury filling material.

Safe, affordable mercury free alternatives to dental mercury amalgam are available, rendering the use of mercury amalgams unnecessary.

A petition by Consumers for Dental Choice to stop the use of mercury fillings has been signed by over 11,600 people.

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Tags: mercury free dentist, mercury amalgams, biological dentistry, holistic dentistry

Are You Concerned About Mercury Fillings in Your Mouth?

Posted by on Mon, Mar 12, 2012






Mercury Amalgam Fillings
Recently the Dr. Oz show featured Dr. Joseph Mercola D.O., discussing the dangers of "silver" mercury amalgam fillings, which contain 50% mercury:

http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/dr-mercola-s-radical-cures-pt-2

The biological dentists at NIHA have been aware of the possible dangers of mercury amalgams, or fillings, for over 30 years and have not used these toxic materials in our "mercury free, mercury safe" practice since then. Biological dentists respect that the mouth is an integral part of the entire body, and use biocompatible dental materials so that dental treatments impact the rest of the body as little as possible.

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Tags: mercury free dentist, mercury amalgams, mercury removal, biological dentistry

What is biological dentistry?

Posted by on Mon, Jun 08, 2009

By Dr.Mark McClure DDS, FAGD
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Tags: mercury amalgams, biological dentistry