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.