Here’s Why Holistic Dentists Reject Mercury Fillings

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Eliminating once-dominant mercury fillings from traditional dentistry is a reason that Dr. Kent White at the Center for Advanced Dentistry in Nashville favors a holistic approach to dentistry.

What's the problem with mercury?

Mercury is a naturally-occurring chemical that easily melds with other metals. That's why it became popular in medical and dental applications over the last century.

In recent years, however, doctors and dentists have come to see mercury as a powerful neurotoxin and one of the most poisonous elements on the planet. Medical practitioners have become alarmed because mercury inhibits the body's natural immune system and exacerbates existing health problems.

Here are just some of the ailments that are in some way linked to mercury toxicity:

  • Chronic memory loss
  • Depression
  • Autism
  • Heart Disease

For more than a century, mercury was a main ingredient in traditional amalgam silver fillings. Holistic dentists now believe that those fillings can contribute to mercury toxicity. Metal also expands and contracts when it's hot or cold, so traditional amalgam fillings can contribute to teeth cracking and movement.

The good news is that holistic dentists can now opt for mercury-free fillings.

When you need a cosmetic or reconstructive dentist in Nashville who boasts advanced training from the country's best dental schools and organizations, and supports his work with holistic treatments that include using mercury-free fillings, please contact the Center for Advanced Dentistry online or by telephone to schedule your next appointment with Dr. White, who always treats patients as he'd want to be treated: (615) 383-6787.