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It’s Mercury Awareness Week

This week marks the 7th annual Mercury Awareness Week, a joint campaign by Dr. Mercola and Consumers for Dental Choice to highlight the problem of dental mercury, the promise of mercury-free dentistry, and how you can help in the fight for a mercury-free future. Our office has been providing mercury-free dentistry in the Glendale/Los Angeles […]

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What’s the Safest Seafood to Eat?

The FDA recently released it’s “final advice” on which fish to eat and which to avoid. It’s not much different than in previous years – save a new attempt to make the info more accessible. All good, right? Not according to The Center for Science in the Public Interest, (CSPI), a nonprofit advocacy group. CSPI […]

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Keeping Dental Mercury Out of Our Environment

There’s even more good news from the fight for a mercury-free future. Here in the US, the Environmental Protection Agency has at last finalized standards to limit mercury pollution from dental offices. The new rule will require all offices that place or remove amalgam to Install amalgam separators that meet EPA standards or replace any […]

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A Big Step Away from Mercury Amalgam

There once was a time when nearly all dentists made their “silver” fillings with mercury amalgam. Today, about half of all US dentists are mercury-free. Several countries around the world have already banned or are phasing down use of this toxic material. And now, the European Union as a whole has agreed to a partial […]

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European Union to Phase Out ALL Mercury Amalgam Use

When it comes to dental amalgam, Europe is a step ahead of the US. The Campaign for Mercury-Free Dentistry recently announced that the European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted overwhelmingly to phase out all mercury amalgam use by December 31, 2022. Of course, this doesn’t mean it’s a done deal. There are two more stages in […]

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When it Comes to Mercury, Just Say NO!

This past week marked the 6th annual Mercury Awareness Week, a joint campaign by Dr. Mercola and Consumers for Dental Choice to further the cause of mercury-free dentistry. One fundamental concept in biological dentistry is the commitment to biocompatible materials. Mercury isn’t one of them. Yet it’s the main component of so-called “silver” amalgam fillings. […]

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A Mercury-Free Smile Is a Beyond Gorgeous Smile

Sure, celebrities always look for innovative ways to get headlines. Sometimes, though, it can backfire. Case in point? Julia Roberts, who once earned a “yellow arrow of shame” after the tabloids took her to task for, among other things, “the scrap heap pile of metal nestled in the cavities lurking deep inside her capacious mouth.” […]

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Why Mercury-SAFE Matters

It’s not enough for a dental practice to be just “mercury-free.” That only means that they don’t place any new amalgam fillings. But so long as there are people who already have these fillings in their mouths, a dental practice should also be mercury-safe. A recent report out of Pakistan pounds the point home. It […]

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Patients Can Tell You What It’s Like to Regain a Mercury-Free Mouth

This week is Mercury-Free Dentistry Week – an occasion launched by Dr. Mercola and Consumers for Dental Choice to raise awareness about the personal and environmental health hazards of mercury amalgam “silver” fillings and encourage all to keep working toward a mercury-free future. And there’s certainly work yet to be done. Consider the recent news […]

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Amalgams & Mercury Damage

Before yesterday was through, the ADA was in full spin mode over Thursday’s Dr. Oz Show: “Are Your Silver Fillings Making You Sick?” Apparently oblivious to irony, they reiterated their usual claim that there’s “no sound science” supporting mercury amalgam’s well-documented health risks – and then insisted on its safety. As if saying something often […]

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