Dothan dentist discusses the poison that may be in your teeth
In recent years, the health of the mouth has been strongly linked to the health of the body. Many experts believe that to achieve a healthy mouth and body, they must have a mouth that is free of harmful metals such as mercury. You may assume that your mouth is safe, but if you have a traditional silver filling, you could be wrong.
For many years, dentists used metal fillings to fill cavities because they were believed to be the most economical and durable. However, the silver metal fillings contain mercury, which has been shown to result in mercury toxicity in the body. When the filling is warmed with friction from chewing or from hot foods and beverages, it releases mercury vapor, which is poison. Mercury toxins have been linked to health conditions such as Alzheimer’s, immune disorders, fatigue disorders, and kidney disease.
Holistic dentists such as Dr. Nathan Pfister of Biodentist Alabama, are committed to only using mercury free materials during restorative oral treatments. In addition to completely eliminating the risks of toxicity from heavy metals, the fillings that are made of plastic composite or ceramic materials that are white or tooth colored and are more aesthetically pleasing.
If you already have metal fillings in your mouth and are concerned, you can discuss that with Dr. Pfister. In some cases, Dr. Pfister will recommend not removing the filling unless it is chipped or beginning to pull away from the tooth. Every treatment plan is personalized to an individual’s wants and needs. We take the process of removing a silver fiilling very seriously because removing the filling can expose the patient to harmful mercury. When a filling does need to be removed, Dr. Pfister follows a very strict protocol to make sure that everyone in the room remains safe. This includes proper disposal of the metal to ensure that it stays out of the environment.
Patients who eliminate or avoid toxins have better overall health and wellbeing. Some patients who have experienced toxicity issues state that those problems stopped or improved as soon as the mercury was removed. This includes conditions such as anxiety, sleeplessness, mental impairment, brain fog, fatigue, and high blood pressure.
Dr. Pfister is ensuring mercury safe dentistry for his patients across the Dothan region. He not only provides excellent dental care, he also takes the time to educate and inform his patients about what to expect and how to achieve the best in oral care and overall wellness. If you’re looking for a dentist you can trust, who will treat you with gentle care and respect, look no further than Dr. Pfister at BioDentist Alabama.
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