Category Archives: Mercury

From Biosis #50: Why We Need to Address the Ground System First, Before Doing Even More Dentistry: 2 Case Histories

The Spring 2016 issue of Biosis, our quarterly newsletter, went out this week and featured the next installment of Dr. V’s multipart article on dentistry’s need to move beyond being “just another profession.” We reproduce it here in full. Dr. … Continue reading

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Dr. V’s Evolution to Mercury-Free, Mercury-Safe Dentistry

This week marks the fifth annual Mercury-Free Dentistry Week, a campaign coordinated by Dr. Mercola and Consumers for Dental Choice to raise awareness of dental amalgam’s toxic burden, the alternative of biological dentistry, and the promise of a mercury-free future. … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Not Just the Mercury Fillings or Just the Root Canals or Implants or Cavitations

Originally posted in slightly different form January 14, 2013 “The brain taking shortcuts is one of the cornerstones of human intelligence,” says cognitive neuroscientist Itiel Dror. Shortcuts enable the brain to deal with the mismatch between the capacity, the computational … Continue reading

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Mercury Amalgam Fail

Last month, a study published in the European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry found that composite and glass ionomer fillings failed more often than amalgam in children between the ages of 6 and 12. While most of the 300 cases the … Continue reading

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Yet More Evidence Pointing to Mercury Amalgam’s Risk

In 2000, Freya Koss filed a personal malpractice suit against her former dentist. Her complaint alleged that the dentist had exposed her to dangerous levels of mercury vapor during the unsafe removal of an existing amalgam filling and replacement with … Continue reading

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Keeping Mercury Amalgam Out of the Water

Dental mercury is an issue that affects all of us – even those of us who have never had an amalgam filling put in our mouths. For dentistry is the single largest source of the mercury that pollutes our public … Continue reading

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Stat!: Dental Mercury & Informed Consent

Percent of Americans who don’t know that mercury is the main component of “silver” amalgam dental fillings: 57 Percent who are ever told by their dentists that “silver” fillings contain mostly mercury: 11 Percent of Americans who don’t think their … Continue reading

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