At one point in time, mercury fillings were a standard in the world of dentistry, but they are being phased out in several countries, including Sweden and Norway. If the name mercury fillings doesn’t sound familiar, you may recognize it by its other name: silver fillings. The ban on mercury in Europe began last year…
There is no longer any doubt that excessive mercury exposure can cause a long list of health problems in children and adults; recent research has even drawn a causal connection between exposure to mercury and autism. Since silver fillings, or dental amalgam, contain approximately 50 percent elemental mercury, we avoid using them at our holistic…
There is simply no denying that mercury poses a toxic threat to humans and our environment. Study after study has shown that excessive mercury exposure can lead to a wide range of health problems in children and adults. That is why we emphasize mercury-free dentistry so much, and that is why we work to ensure…
Vaccines contain neurotoxins, including aluminum, mercury, formaldehyde, MSG, and antibiotics, among others. The very definition of a neurotoxin is a substance that is damaging to nerve cells, the main component of the human brain. Therefore, it’s safe to assume that these so-called ingredients in vaccines can cause cognitive impairment – similar to the symptoms of PCCI. Learn how holistic dentists help patients avoid toxins, like mercury and other heavy metals.
This October, we saw an exciting victory for the Consumers for Dental Choice campaign against the use of dangerous and potentially toxic dental amalgam (silver fillings). Now, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a new rule that will require all dental offices to use amalgam separators when performing procedures involving mercury-rich dental amalgam. In addition to acknowledging the inherent danger of dental amalgam, the EPA’s proposal also aims to reduce mercury pollution by requiring dental offices to more carefully capture, contain, and dispose of the hazardous metallic debris.
Worldwide, it’s estimated that more than 180 million people have teeth the have been repaired with some sort of dental restorative material. In total, that’s a staggering 1.4 billion teeth. From the 1950s through present day, one of the most common dental restoratives has always been dental amalgam. Often called “silver fillings,” this metallic mixture is prepared with up to 50% or more liquid mercury. Poisoning from these “mercury fillings” is a risk that holistic dental professionals are quick to warn patients about, even though agencies like the American Dental Association refuse to formally acknowledge any potential health problems associated with their use. At Assure A Smile, we take a holistic approach to dentistry that focuses on both oral health and total body wellness. We believe patients should be educated about mercury poisoning, dental amalgam, and the long-term health risks associated with silver fillings.
In 1991, the World Health Organization released a report confirming that the mercury content of dental amalgam (used for silver fillings) was the single greatest source of mercury pollution in non-industrialized settings. Since that time, health professionals and environmental scientists have pushed hard to have the material banned. Unfortunately, there is nothing illegal about putting this dangerous neuro-toxin in your mouth. Learn more about the dangers of mercury-rich dental amalgam in the free infographic below.
With nearly 60,000 passionate Twitter Followers, Vani Hari’s Food Babe account is committed to spreading awareness for the sometimes toxic and alarming things found lurking in everyday food items. As a holistic dental practice, Assure A Smile applauds Ms. Vani Hari’s admirable activism and supports her mission to investigate what’s in your food.
Friends, patients, and staff: We are pleased to announce that our first day at our new office location at 9220 SW 72nd St. has enjoyed an exciting new start! We would like to thank everyone for bearing with us through the transition. We truly appreciate all of your patience, hard work, and support. And we are happy to report that our new office has already seen many beautiful smiles!
Dearest patients, family, and friends, we have a very exciting announcement: Assure A Smile is changing locations!
As of March 3rd, our new office will be located at the following address:
9220 SW 72nd St., Suite 205
Miami, FL 33173
Our Kendall location has been a wonderful home for many years, and it will always hold a special place in our practice history and hearts. We are very excited about the upcoming move, and we think you should be too!