Removing Mercury Amalgam Fillings – an Important Step but Just One Step

Posted on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Imagine you’re locked in a room where low levels of carbon monoxide are constantly being piped in. Eventually, you start to get a headache. You feel queasy, dizzy, weak. But before you get to feeling any worse, someone comes to let you out. A feeling of relief comes quick. So you might expect similar relief […]


If Ever There Were a Case for Minimally-Invasive Dentistry…

Posted on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

A young woman needed a dental exam before starting a new job. She chose a dentist online. She went to her exam. She complained of no dental problems. None of her 32 teeth had ever been restored. Her x-rays showed no signs of decay. The bone supporting her teeth looked healthy. On clinical examination, visual […]


Mercury-Free Dentistry Week 2016: If You Have Amalgams…

Posted on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

It’s Mercury-Free Dentistry Week, an annual campaign to raise consumer awareness of the problems caused by dentistry’s use of mercury to restore teeth and the possibility of a mercury-free future. But while mercury is a problem, if you have amalgams, the solution isn’t just to go get the fillings removed. There’s a lot more to […]


Peroxide + Mercury Amalgam? Not a Great Mix

Posted on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

As long as we’re in this mode of updating past posts, we thought to take a look at the continuing research on how tooth bleaching may affect mercury amalgam fillings. For there’s good reason for extra concern. The most recent study, like many that came before, involved exposing amalgam samples to either peroxide or a […]


From Biosis #50: Why We Need to Address the Ground System First, Before Doing Even More Dentistry: 2 Case Histories

Posted on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

The Spring 2016 issue of Biosis, our quarterly newsletter, went out this week and featured the next installment of Dr. V’s multipart article on dentistry’s need to move beyond being “just another profession.” We reproduce it here in full. Dr. Verigin’s Comment: Why We Need to Address the Ground System First, Before Doing Even More […]


Dr. V’s Evolution to Mercury-Free, Mercury-Safe Dentistry

Posted on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

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 […]


From the Archives: Not Just the Mercury Fillings or Just the Root Canals or Implants or Cavitations

Posted on Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Originally posted in slightly different form January 14, 2013 “The brain taking shortcuts is one of the cornerstones of human intelligence,” says cognitive neuroscientist Itiel Dror. Shortcuts enable the brain to deal with the mismatch between the capacity, the computational power, of the brain, and the need to process some of the information. * * […]


Mercury Amalgam Fail

Posted on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Last month, a study published in the European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry found that composite and glass ionomer fillings failed more often than amalgam in children between the ages of 6 and 12. While most of the 300 cases the authors reviewed were successful, a little more than 20% required either the filling re-done or […]


Is There A Battery In Your Mouth? (Guest Post)

Posted on Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Our thanks to the office of St. Louis biological dentist Dr. Michael Rehme for letting us share his article on an often overlooked dental condition: oral galvanism. Is there a battery in your mouth? That’s a strange question to ask or is it? Did you know that most metals found in your mouth have the […]


Yet More Evidence Pointing to Mercury Amalgam’s Risk

Posted on Thursday, January 15th, 2015

In 2000, Freya Koss filed a personal malpractice suit against her former dentist. Her complaint alleged that the dentist had exposed her to dangerous levels of mercury vapor during the unsafe removal of an existing amalgam filling and replacement with a new one. Further, she alleged that her injuries were due to numerous deviations from […]



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