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Apr 27

While no longer widely used, many Americans still have at least one metal amalgam tooth filling. Back in the day, these were the go-to for treating cavities. As time passed and more research was done on the potential dangers of mercury-containing silver fillings, dentists began to seek alternatives. One such alternative is composite resin (or […]

Dec 28

Many dental offices today employ mercury-free procedures. Patients are becoming increasingly aware of the negative results that have come out of many dental research projects involving mercury. Mercury is a neurotoxin and can lead to autoimmune disease, chronic illness, and mental disorders. Dr. Janet Stopka’s practice Janet S. Stopka DDS, PC. is mercury-free. She also […]

Jun 04

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 […]

Aug 31

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 […]

May 14

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 […]

Mar 14

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 […]