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Proper Removal Technique for Old Mercury Silver Dental Fillings

As awareness of the dangers of mercury amalgam dental fillings increases, so does the number of dentists who perform mercury removal procedures. Unfortunately, this comes with risks. Many dentists, in their haste to help people, don’t learn the proper and safe method for removing mercury silver fillings. Why does it matter? Because by not following the proper safety protocols, you could actually be in more...

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Is Your Health Negotiable? Washington State Thinks So….

In an interesting health move, Washington State has suspended the safety levels of mercury in vaccines for a 6-month period in order to ensure more people have access to the H1N1 vaccine. The decision allows pregnant women and children under the age of 3 to receive versions of the H1N1 vaccine that would otherwise have been deemed dangerous due to the amounts of thimerosal and...

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How is holistic dental care different?

What Is Holistic Dentistry? How is it Different from Traditional Dentistry?

As an holistic dentist (and former “traditional” dentist and dental school professor) I frequently get asked about the differences between “traditional” and “holistic” dentistry. While there are a few distinct differences that categorize dentists and dental practices into one group or the other, the truth is that every dentist is different and to place one dentist in the “holistic” group and another in the “traditional”...

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FDA: “Dental amalgams contain mercury, which may have neurotoxic effects on the nervous systems of developing children and fetuses”

FDA: “Dental amalgams contain mercury, which may have neurotoxic effects on the nervous systems of developing children and fetuses”

It’s long been known that mercury is a neurotoxin and that amalgam fillings contain mercury. People who espouse that mercury amalgam fillings are not dangerous typically point to the FDA’s position that the “silver” fillings are “safe.” While the FDA has not banned mercury fillings (in fact, they have classified them as a Class II material: FDA Classifies Dental Amalgam Fillings as Class II (Moderate...

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The Amount of Mercury (and Thimerosal) in Vaccines

The Amount of Mercury (and Thimerosal) in Vaccines

Amalgam fillings. Thermometers. Batteries. Light bulbs. They can all contain toxic levels of mercury and all are used and sold on a daily basis around the world. But perhaps the most dangerous is the one that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends on a regular basis — and something that has been saving lives for decades: Vaccines. As the mercury debate rages on in...

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