Mercury-Free Fillings in Westchester County, NY
The Future of Healthy Dentistry
Mercury is a known neurotoxin — it is poisonous and even deadly to the human body. However, mercury has been a common ingredient in metal amalgam fillings and dental restorations for over 150 years. At The Center For Holistic Dentistry, we’ve been practicing mercury-free dentistry since 1983, and only offer mercury-free fillings in Westchester County, NY.
Mercury-Free Fillings Are Toxin-Free
We have studied with the world’s leading experts over the years to provide you with the best care possible. Most recently, our study with Thomas Rau, MD of the Paracelsus Clinic in Switzerland and other leading integrative physicians recognize mercury from dental fillings as a major contributor to the body burden of heavy metals. This is a common denominator in the development of chronic degenerative disease.
Mercury amalgam fillings may fail due to wear and tear, develop decay around them, or need to be removed due to the medical diagnosis of mercury toxicity. You may even choose to have yours removed because you don’t like the way they look or are concerned about the risks of having them in your teeth.
Our dentist, Dr. Lerner, does not diagnose mercury toxicity. The determination of mercury toxicity requires testing and diagnosis by a medical physician. If you do not have a physician knowledgeable in the diagnosis and treatment of heavy metal toxicity, we will be happy to refer you to one.
Our Safety Protocols
Mercury is released as a vapor. In order to protect you (as well as ourselves) during the process of mercury filling removal, we use specially developed protocols to minimize your risk of exposure. These protocols were developed by the IAOMT, an international organization of dentists, physicians, and scientists dedicated to research and education about allergies and toxicities associated with commonly used dental materials, such as mercury.
There are other metals that have commonly been used in crowns, such as palladium and nickel, which are known to stress the immune system. Even titanium used in dental implants have been known to trigger allergic reactions in some sensitive patients. For that reason, we screen all materials we use in your care to ensure they are safe for you.
Protection from Aerosols
We provide you with a mask to cover your nose to avoid breathing in the aerosols generated when mercury fillings are removed. We will place a vinyl sheet (rubber dam) on the teeth we are treating to isolate them from the rest of your mouth to keep you from swallowing mercury-filling dust.
A high-speed vacuum will be used to suction off debris generated by the old fillings, and another vacuum (IQ Air) will pull away the aerosol and mercury vapor generated as the fillings are removed. The IQ Air also filters the mercury and other toxins out of the air. Disposable surgical drapes will be placed over your body to avoid contamination of your skin and clothing.
When you are undergoing mercury amalgam filling removal, please follow the guidelines given to you by our staff to prepare yourself for removal. You can view a copy here.
Symptoms of Mercury Toxicity
- Digestive problems
- Faulty memory
- Numbness and tingling of hands and feet
- Metallic taste in mouth
- Changes in sleep habits
In this video, Dr. Lerner shares the science and symptoms of mercury poisoning from mercury fillings.
Here, Dr. Lerner explains the issues linked to mercury fillings and why baby boomers should consider removing their mercury fillings.
Find Out More About Mercury-Free Fillings in Westchester County, NY!
To experience our exceptional dental care, schedule your New Patient Exam by calling 914-245-4041 or by clicking here. Your appointment includes a comprehensive review of your health history and concerns, an evaluation of your teeth, bite, gums, and airway passage, low-radiation digital x-rays, and a discussion of your options with a personalized treatment plan. We look forward to meeting you!
As the premier holistic dental practice in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. and the Hudson Valley Region., our dentist and team at The Center For Holistic Dentistry also provide 5-star dental care to patients from White Plains, Cortlandt Manor, Katonah, Mount Kisco, Briarcliff Manor & Westchester County, N.Y., and the surrounding areas.