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

Same Day Dental Crowns are an Excellent Option

Posted by on Mon, Nov 14, 2016

Over a year ago, the Biological Dental Group at NIHA embarked on new dimension in dental services: the same day dental crown/onlay.

The technology and advantages to our patients and the quality control has been nothing short of fantastic. For the first time, dentists can have total control over the quality of the lab work for the restoration process. That means precision in the design of the crown to the under 10 micron level. This level of precison has not been achievable in the past by dental lab transfer or the old way of making crowns and onlays. More importantly, the whole process is done on site while the patient waits, and the result is a durable, high quality and attractive ceramic crown.

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Tags: mercury free dentist, biological dentistry, holistic dentistry, ceramic crown

How Holistic Dentistry Supports Your Immune System

Posted by on Thu, Jan 08, 2015

Mark McClure DDS

Have you ever wondered what will determine whether you remain healthy or get sick with cancer, heart disease, dementia, neuro-degenerative disease, chronic fatigue, the flu, a cold or Ebola?

It’s the immune system, stupid!

While I don’t usually use the word “stupid” - in this case it helps to illustrate the obvious fact of what really keeps us healthy, what prevents us from getting sick, what helps us recover quickly when we do get sick…is our amazing immune system!

In other words, it’s your immune system that keeps you healthy, strong and aging gracefully. Likewise, it is your grandchild’s immune system that will determine whether they will develop autism, ADHD, allergies, asthma, mental health issue,  diabetes, breast cancer (see Dr. Fuller's article Can Half of Breast Cancers Be Prevented?) or any other of the modern "epidemic" childhood diseases that are ravishing our youth’s health.

Of course genes play a role, but for purposes of this article I want to talk about the role of the immune system and how your dentist can support a healthier system. Dental treatment should be safe and effective and impact the rest of the body as little as possible.

A Healthy Mouth Affects Your Overall Health

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Tags: mercury free dentist, immune system, biological dentistry, holistic dentistry

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

How Does the Oral Cavity Affect the Entire Body?

Posted by on Wed, Apr 10, 2013

Bob Johnson DMD

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Tags: mercury free dentist, biological dentistry, dental health, 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