Lansing’s Premier Source for Mercury-Safe Dentistry
Bechtel Dentistry is a dedicated mercury-free facility offering mercury-safe removal services. That means that we do not place any mercury fillings and are certified to safely remove mercury fillings, utilizing a specific protocol, for patients throughout the Lansing area. I am certified in SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) from the IAOMT, International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. The SMART certification entails a successfully completed training course in regards to proper mercury removal and understanding of the harmful, damaging effects of mercury use in dentistry. Traditional dentistry typically does not adequately protect patients from absorption of harmful mercury vapors and particles during removal of these fillings. This harmful heavy metal can cause ill effects in certain areas of the body, especially for those who have a hypersensitivity to Mercury.
SMART— The Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique for Lansing Patients
The SMART Mercury Safe removal protocol was created by IAOMT to ensure safety for patients and dental staff. Improper removal of silver fillings can result in extreme mercury toxicity vapors that are over one hundred times stronger than the maximum levels of mercury vapor allowed by all government regulatory agencies.
Understanding the Risks of Mercury Fillings for Patients
The ADA and FDA continue to maintain a position that these fillings are safe and effective. Our profession is currently divided on the safety of amalgam, mercury-containing fillings. This is due to the fact that there aren’t studies available where both groups of people are identical in all parameters except for one group that doesn’t have mercury dental fillings while the other one does. The symptoms of mercury exposure can express itself through various, cascading symptoms, impacting each patient in different ways over a long period of times. However, we do know that mercury is a serious neurotoxin. Mercury is especially dangerous for younger patients whose neurological systems have not fully developed. There is also no known safe level for mercury in the human body. Meaning that mercury is harmful to tissue at any level. Contrary to traditional dentistry practices, mercury vapors are released from mercury fillings during the entire lifespan of the filling and when placing and removing them.
Mercury has a unique form of toxicity to the brain, being one of the only toxins that can disrupt the structural protein of the Axon called tubulin. This can create neurofibrillary tangles, which is the primary biochemical pathology associated with Alzheimer’s disease. A University of Calgary study noted the toxicity dental amalgam mercury fillings.
Always Welcoming New Patients
Call us today at 517-882-7132 to schedule your appointment and start your journey to Mercury Safe Dentistry. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our Holistic Dental Care, Mercury Safe Dentistry, or any of our other services. Our team is happy to assist you in any way possible. Our holistic dentistry office in Lansing also serves patients living in the nearby areas of Holt, Okemos, Mason, Grand Ledge, Dewitt, Haslett, Williamston, St. Johns, Charlotte, Eaton Rapids, East Lansing, Potterville and other surrounding areas. We strive to provide the highest level of care with our incredible holistic approach for the comprehensive treatment you need. We’re looking forward to working with you!