Exposure to amalgam toxicity is a serious health issue. Take a moment to learn more about dental amalgam, toxicity, and removal/replacement options. Then, contact Assure A Smile to learn more about safe amalgam removal in Miami.
Not only are silver fillings dangerous for patients, exposure to mercury is also toxic for everyone in the office when they are attending to a patient with silver amalgams. In fact, toxic exposure during routine dental procedures violates many workplace safety laws. An astonishing 170,000 dentists across the United States still work with amalgams while refusing to acknowledge the harm they are imposing on their patients, their staff, and themselves. Most of this is due to erroneous claims that amalgams don’t release mercury. Watch the trailer here!
This past August, Assure A Smile engaged the South Florida community in an awareness campaign for biocompatible dentistry. Our goal was simple: To encourage families to think holistically when selecting a dental practice.
Dentsply International, a leading supplier of many quality dental supplies and equipment, has been issued a wake-up call. At the end of last month, the organization was urged publicly to phase-out the production of dental amalgam, a toxic material known to contain upwards of 50% mercury content. The plea for the phase-out comes just months after 140 nations signed an international mercury treaty, agreeing to do their part in reducing the production, disposal, and adverse impact the material has on both the environment and dental patients. Now, 23 of the world’s leading health and environmental agencies, including Consumers for Dental Choice, have pressured the 2nd largest amalgam producer in the United States to do the same.
Assure A Smile congratulates the World Alliance for Mercury Free Dentistry on 3 years of progress toward achieving mercury-free dentistry worldwide! Founded in part by Consumers for Dental Choice, the Alliance has fought hard since 2010 for the phase-down and eventual ban on dental amalgam usage. Assure A Smile is a proud member of the Alliance, and we share the organization’s excited sense of accomplishment with this historical milestone. Together, we will continue to spread awareness for the toxicity of dental amalgam and the long-term damage it causes to the health of patients, dental professionals, and the environment.
Once the toxicity of mercury enters the bloodstream, it races through the blood and to each major organ. The damage that inhaled mercury can cause is permanent and deadly, however, it can be avoided altogether. Consulting a dentist about safe mercury filling removal is the best way to avoid developing extremely harmful health conditions.