The truth about Mercury

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A recent study by Dr Mark C. Houston, an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine found a strong correlation between mercury toxicity and hypertension, coronary heart disease (CHD), myocardial infarction (MI), stroke and other cardiovascular disease.

Did you know that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide?

The overall health effects of chronic exposure to various heavy metals in the environment is a serious issue that has not received proper medical attention, especially as it relates to cardiovascular disease . This is particularly true of mercury.

Important facts about Mercury

Mercury is the most dangerous of all the heavy metals [11]. It will modify the distribution, toxicity and retention of other heavy metals [12-14]. Mercury has no known physiological role in human metabolism and there are no mechanisms to metabolize or to excrete mercury acutely or chronically [15]. Mercury will accumulate during life.

Mercury exists in three basic forms: elemental, inorganic and organic. Dental amalgams are the most common source for elemental mercury vapour, a stable monoatomic gas. When you chew on your amalgams and heat and grind on them, there is a release of Mercury.

What are the options?

At Dental Wellness we know that there is no safe level of exposure to Mercury that has been shown to do no harm. As a result, when we remove any old silver mercury fillings we go to great lengths to protect you, the assistant, the Dentist and the Environment from exposure to Mercury.

Today, we have proven, long lasting, metal-free alternatives. These include Composite Resin, Porcelain and more recently Zirconia. All of your fillings, crowns, bridges and dental implants can be restored with a Metal-Free solution, which is a strong and safe alternative.

 

To find out more about the dangers of Mercury you can read the full article by Dr Mark C. Houston in the Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases & Diagnosis.

To find out how we can help you safely become Mercury free, contact us today.