At Integrative Dentistry, we pay close attention to ensure the treatments we offer and the materials used stay in tune with our biological philosophy. This means we limit the amount of metal dentistry used and place extra emphasis on being a mercury-free practice. In fact, Dr. Marder has not placed a mercury amalgam filling in a tooth since 1987. As a mercury-free dentist in Seattle, Dr. Marder chooses porcelain and composite resin materials whenever we can to fill a cavity or fix a broken tooth. This means you’re protecting your overall health while we’re treating your dental needs.
The issue of mercury toxicity from amalgam fillings has remained a controversial topic for many years. Dental amalgam is composed of approximately 50% mercury, the rest being made up of silver, tin, copper, and zinc. If you have any amalgam fillings in your mouth, small amounts of mercury vapor are constantly being released. The mercury release dramatically increases as you chew food, drink hot or cold beverages, and grind your teeth. Mercury vapor can be inhaled into your lungs and enter your blood by attaching to hemoglobin in the red blood cell.
However, our concern with amalgam fillings does not stop with the mercury. Metals in the mouth create electrical currents which disrupt the meridian flow of energy through your body. As a result, metals are released from the surface of these fillings, resulting in microscopic particles that may enter our intestines and be absorbed through the intestinal lining and into the bloodstream.
As bio-compatible materials, ceramic and composite resins are better restorations for a great number of reasons:
At Integrative Dentistry, our goal is to practice effective, long-lasting dental treatments which consider every aspect of your physiology. For a safer, natural approach towards your oral health, request your appointment with holistic and mercury-free dentist in Seattle, Dr. Mitch Marder today!
Dr. Mitch Marder is a mercury free dentist in Seattle and offers a wide range of services that include mercury free fillings in Seattle for the communities of Bellevue, Shoreline, Kirkland and Bothell, WA.