Do You Have Mercury Fillings?
One of the largest debates in the profession of dentistry has been occurring for over 100 years—are silver mercury fillings “safe”? This single question is so profound that it literally divides the profession between those dentists who believe it is an inert material once it is placed in the mouth and those dentists who believe that mercury has potential to cause harm in the form of silver mercury amalgam fillings. If you have silver fillings in your mouth, then you have mercury fillings in your mouth.
Mercury has been shown to be a serious neurotoxin as well as have deleterious effects on the immune system, kidney function, gut health, fertility, depression, and mood alteration.
We practice mercury-free dental care because we believe that mercury has the potential to have a negative impact on one’s overall health. This means that we do not place dental restorations that contain mercury. In addition, when removing mercury fillings, we take additional precautions to ensure the protection of our clients.
Air Purification System
We call it “Wally.” Wally is a specialized air filter, created specifically for the purpose of filtering the mercury vapor out of the air during the process of removing silver mercury fillings. Origin Dental Wellness feels that Wally is an integral player in keeping the air free from mercury vapors for our clients.
In addition to the use of Wally, our clients are placed on pure oxygen when having a silver mercury filling removed. This ensures that the quality of the air being breathed is in no way compromised. As an additional precaution, we also give our clients a regimen of vitamins to aid in their recovery.