Getting the Mercury Amalgam Out Is One Thing…

Posted on Friday, August 30th, 2019

When Dr. V began phasing out mercury amalgam from his dental practice back in the mid-1970s, it was kind of a radical thing. How times have changed! These days, about half of all dentists here in the US no longer use the stuff. The reasons are many: mercury’s neurotoxicity, improvements in composite quality, aesthetic concerns, […]

Mercury Amalgam Horror Show

Posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Be afraid. Be very afraid. (Seriously, this is NOT for the squeamish.)) The “monster cavity” is just the beginning. That filling in it? “Silver” only by color and name. Dental amalgam is actually about 50% mercury. And it’s being removed unsafely. Then there’s all the additional trauma that tooth will be subject to down the […]

Mercury Vapor : Constant Poison

Posted on Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

To draw attention to the problem of dental mercury, Consumers for Dental Choice and Dr. Mercola have teamed up to establish Mercury-Free Dentistry Week. Posting articles on mercury amalgam each day this week (Sept. 4 – 9), Dr. Mercola has also made available a full preview of the IAOMT‘s remarkable video “Smoking Teeth = Poison […]

US Dentists Still Place More Mercury Fillings Than You Might Think

Posted on Friday, June 24th, 2011

With all the headway that’s been made in ending the use of mercury in dentistry (e.g., here, here & here) it’s sometimes easy to think that we’re seeing the last days of toxic dentistry. Then we run across headlines like this: US Dentists’ Amalgam Use Surprises Researchers The findings reported in this Medscape Medical News […]

The Ongoing Fight Against Dental Mercury Amalgam

Posted on Friday, February 18th, 2011

Late last month, the Second Session of the World Mercury Treaty negotiations was held in Chiba, Japan. The World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry (WAMFD) – a coalition of consumer organizations from around the globe – was there to advocate for a provision to phase out mercury fillings. Charlie Brown, National Counsel of Consumers for Dental […]

Mercury Amalgam Fillings & Alzheimer’s: Comment on the New Evidence

Posted on Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Last week, the IAOMT sent its member dentists and physicians an information packet on the recent news coverage of studies showing links between mercury exposure and Alzheimer’s disease. It included a helpful comment on the studies by Jim Dickinson of FDAWebview, with a note that Jim had given permission to share the article – which […]

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