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. Our office began the transition to mercury-free in the mid-1970s, as Dr. Verigin began investigating […]

BPA in Dentistry: Safety & Risks

Anymore, the terms “BPA” and “avoid” go hand in hand. Unfortunately, BPA and related compounds turn up in a lot of dental composite – the type of material used to make tooth-colored fillings and a major alternative to mercury amalgam. (Porcelain and other ceramics are other options.) A conscientious biological dentist will make every effort […]

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 dentists give them enough information on alternatives to amalgam to make informed decisions: 66 Source: […]

Mercury Amalgam Affects More Than Just the Teeth It’s Packed In

Sometimes, you can’t help but wonder if dental mercury’s defenders operate on the belief that if you say something over and over and over and over and over and over again, repetition shall make it so: Yawn. But let’s pretend – just for a moment – that mercury amalgam is all that its defenders claim […]

Pressing for Action on Mercury, Pesticides

News came late last week of a couple of lawsuits you’ll want to keep an eye on. First, the IAOMT and others have filed suit against the FDA for failing to protect the public’s health against mercury exposure from dental amalgam. Noting that the US government is the largest single user of dental amalgam, Dr. […]

Strange Place to Find a Defense of Dental Mercury

Long-time readers of this blog may remember amalgam defender Dr. Rod Mackert from previous posts. He remains a paragon of consistency, continuing to insist that mercury fillings are entirely “safe.” But he did manage to plant his soapbox in a very unexpected place recently: the pages of Natural Health Magazine, where he was presented as […]

Yet Another Look at Those “Mercury Is Safe” JAMA Studies

Via the IAOMT: Children At Risk For Mercury Poisoning From Dental Fillings, Scientific Journal Reports Dental amalgam may cause mercury poisoning in genetically susceptible children, according to a report published February 1 in the peer-reviewed journal, BioMetals. Ironically, this finding arises from several reanalyses of a key clinical trial that is cited by the U.S. […]

Why the Dental Establishment Likes the Global Mercury Treaty

Last month, the Minimata Convention on Mercury – intended to reduce mercury use and emissions around the world – was officially launched. The 140 nations involved now have a year to sign the treaty, which includes provisions for a “phase-down” of dental amalgam. Considering that both the American Dental Association (ADA) and British Dental Association […]

Mercury in Fish – Less of a Problem Than We Thought?

Only 7% of mercury levels in the human body comes from fish, according to research reported by MedicalXpress. All food – or at least all 100+ foods and drinks accounted for in the study – contributes just 17%. So saith the research. Well that’s good…though the flipside to this means that almost 80% of a […]