The mercury effect on a fetus: Dothan biological dentist enlightens future mothers
Posted By Dr Nathan Pfister
Hg is the chemical symbol for mercury, a powerful neurotoxin. Methylmercury occurs when bacteria react with Hg in water, soil, or plants. Ingesting contaminated fish, produce, or water can poison the brain and nervous system. Amalgam dental fillings contain about 50 percent elemental mercury, Hg in its more direct, inorganic form. A pregnant woman’s exposure to either type of mercury can have a serious effect on her fetus. Dothan, AL dentist, Dr. Nathan Pfister, offers education and solutions for lower-risk pregnancies and healthier babies.
Mercury, mother, and baby
Each time friction is applied to an amalgam filling, from biting, chewing, night grinding, or careless dental work, mercury vapor is released. It is inhaled, swallowed, and absorbed through soft tissues. The effect on the neurological system, lungs, and kidneys is potentially devastating.
Oxygen, nutrients, and contaminants pass directly from the mother’s blood stream to her developing fetus through the placenta. Mercury builds up quickly in the vulnerable baby since he or she cannot yet excrete waste. In addition, studies show that both organic and inorganic mercury are transferred to breast milk.
Pre-natal exposure to mercury can result in children with:
Developmental disorders, including language skills and physical coordination
Learning disabilities such as lack of mental focus, attention span, and memory
There is also a growing body of evidence linking pre-natal mercury exposure to the rise in autism and ADHD.
Safe removal of mercury fillings
At the request of the patient, silver-colored fillings can be replaced with attractive, durable composite resin materials, or ceramic restorations (which contain no Bisphenol or Bisphenol derivatives). Dr. Pfister is an accredited member of the IAOMT. This distinction confirms that he follows safe procedures for removal of mercury fillings, protecting the patient, unborn baby, dental staff, and environment. Call Biodentist Alabama at 855-939-5566 to learn more about dental care and whole body wellness or to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Pfister's passion for non-invasive biologic dentistry began while practicing dentistry in Hawaii and he learned of the power of ozone in dentistry. From Hawaii, Dr. Pfister moved to his hometown of Upland as the protégé of the world-renowned ozone dentist Dr. Bill Domb...
Dr. Brian Pfister was born and raised in Upland, CA. He attended Brigham Young University-Idaho, graduating with a degree in exercise physiology with a minor in chemistry. From Idaho, Dr. Brian returned to southern California to continue dental training at Western University College of Dental Medicine.