Science Based Biological and Holistic Dentistry
Biological dentists realize that toxic materials affect our dental and physiological health. Biocompatible materials and techniques are selected when working in the mouth. One of the primary concerns is that of mercury in amalgam fillings. It is not common knowledge that “silver” amalgam fillings are 50% mercury. The mercury fillings constantly emit mercury vapor, which at room temperature is tasteless, odorless and colorless. “Smoking tooth” is a video which shows actual mercury vapor being released from an extracted tooth that has an amalgam filling. This vapor is readily absorbed into the bloodstream and can harm the immune, urinary, cardiac, respiratory and digestive systems.
In laboratory conditions, mercury caused brain cell damage, which is identical to that which causes Alzheimer’s Disease. Published research shows that mercury is more harmful than lead, arsenic and cadmium. For this reason it is very important to seek a biological dentist who constantly improves his/her knowledge on better standards for materials being used in a patient’s mouth.
Dr. Chad Tomazin is a member of the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology), which is an organization of dentists, physicians and researchers involved in peer-reviewed scientific research, education and the promotion of biological dentistry.
Dr. Tomazin’s office has special equipment to help safely remove mercury for those who wish to have their amalgam fillings removed.
A tremendous amount of mercury vapor is released upon removal so special techniques and suction devices must be used to minimize exposure for both the patient and dental team. Some physicians may also recommend special supplements to further help the body with the mercury removal process. Dr. Tomazin is happy to work with doctors who advise their patients to have their mercury removed from their mouths, and will support their protocols in addressing the increased mercury load after removal.
Dr. Tomazin offers several alternatives to fluoride treatment using products that have research to back their effectiveness in fighting decay. A shift towards acidity reduction in the mouth is a newer approach gaining momentum to help prevent cavities and the use of xylitol in products show much promise in decay prevention.
If you’re interested in mercury removal or just seeking a more biocompatible approach to dentistry, please contact Dr. Tomazin’s biological dental office.