For many years, dentists who treated cavities used fillings that were made of a material known as silver amalgam. In fact, many dentists still utilize this material. However, studies have found that the mercury content in these fillings, which can be up to 50% of the filling’s makeup, can be hazardous and toxic to patients due to mercury toxicity. Once this had been discovered, many holistic and biocompatible dentists began offering silver amalgam filling removal and replacement. This procedure needs to be done by a dentist who follows the strict protocols of the IAOMT that ensure safe removal. When you … Continue reading
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As a biological dentist, Janet Stopka, DDS ensures all dental techniques, treatments, and materials promote whole-body health. With this principle at the heart of the practice, Dr. Stopka and her team do not fill cavities with amalgam. This mix of metals may look silver in color, but each filling is actually 50 percent mercury! Some dentists stop short of practicing truly biological dentistry; the way they address mercury in so-called silver fillings is to be “mercury-free” and not place metals that contain it. We offer mercury safe dental treatment in Burr Ridge IL. As a mercury-safe practice, Janet Stopka, DDS … Continue reading
Mercury is a naturally occurring, yet toxic substance. Unfortunately, it is present in amalgam fillings and is still used in many dental practices to restore decayed teeth. Like many patients, you may be wondering how mercury affects your health. Now, the answers are explained by your Burr Ridge dentist, Dr. Janet Stopka. Dr. Stopka maintains a mercury free, mercury safe dental office to protect her patients’ health. Mercury is toxic Concerns about mercury have been circulating for years especially since mercury has been declared harmful at all levels. Even small amounts can cause damage. Mercury is a poisonous, non-radioactive substance … Continue reading
Historically speaking, the mouth was thought of as a separate entity. The teeth, gums, and oral cavity were treated on their own without knowledge of the impact on the rest of the body. Biological dentistry treats the patient as a whole, rather than focusing on a single system or body part. This understanding of whole body health goes together with understanding the dangers of mercury and its presence in dental amalgam. In Burr Ridge, Dr. Stopka maintains a mercury free, mercury safe dental office to protect her patients’ health. Dangers of mercury in amalgam fillings The dangers and concerns of … Continue reading
There are several reasons a patient may choose to have their amalgam filling removed and replaced. Some are concerned about the aesthetics of the silver filling and wish to have a tooth-colored composite filling. Others are concerned with the mercury content of amalgam fillings. Then there are some that must be replaced due to damage or degradation. Regardless of the reason, it’s important to seek a practitioner who is experienced in mercury safe removal techniques. If you are in the Burr Ridge, IL area, Dr. Janet Stopka has years of experience safely removing amalgam fillings. Dr. Stopka’s practice … Continue reading