We want to be your mercury safe dentist in Beverly Hills, CA

Mercury is a chemical element mined from cinnabar ore. Mercury has been used for many years in medical instruments and dental amalgam (silver-colored filling material), despite its known toxicity. As a dental patient, you have a right to safe treatment that does not pose needless health risks. You have the right to choose a mercury safe dentist – Dental Health and Wellness Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills, CA.

Chronic mercury poisoning

Mercury is a potent neurotoxin. It can be absorbed through the skin or ingested in saliva. Friction applied to amalgam (chewing, grinding, and brushing) heats fillings, releasing mercury vapor which is then inhaled. The human body does not have an efficient mercury detoxification mechanism. It bioaccumulates over time, increasing in concentration. The effects of chronic mercury poisoning ripple throughout the body, from the digestive system, to neurological problems, joint issues, emotional disorders, and more.

Choosing a mercury-free dentist

A mercury-free dentist is one who does not place mercury fillings. Our providers use only composite resin filling materials. They contain no mercury and are BPA-safe, yet strong, durable, and natural-looking.

In addition, we follow stringent guidelines for safe mercury removal including:
  • Patient and team wear protective gear.
  • Treatment room is well-ventilated.
  • Patient has an alternative air source.
  • Rubber dam is used.
  • Mercury amalgam fillings are cut into chunks (not ground out).
  • A powerful suction system removes mercury vapor and particles.
  • Proper filtration and disposal methods keep amalgam out of public wastewater systems.

Do you have a damaged amalgam filling? Or perhaps you are considering having dark fillings removed and replaced with biocompatible materials, for aesthetic reasons or potential health benefits. Schedule a consultation at our Beverly Hill, CA office to talk with a mercury safe dentist about safe amalgam filling removal. The number for Dental Health and Wellness Beverly Hills is (310) 692-7855.