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5 Signs You're At Risk For Mercury Exposure

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  • February 02, 2019

Do you have any dental amalgam fillings? Learn more about the potentially dangerous side-effects of these fillings and how our holistic Calgary dentists can provide safe amalgam removal services to protect your oral and overall health.


Dental amalgam fillings (silver fillings) are extremely common and have been used to restore the teeth of many Canadians. However, research consistently shows that these silver fillings can expose patients to the harmful effects of mercury.

In fact, dental amalgam fillings have been known to increase your risk of developing conditions such as:

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Lupus
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Depression
  • Epilepsy
  • Infertility

Risks Of Dental Amalgalm Fillings

Our Calgary Dentists Restore Your Health With Safe Amalgam Removal Services  

At Dr. Korol Dental Clinic, our team fully understands the dangers of mercury, which is why we only use the most biocompatible materials and tools for your dental treatment. Our highly qualified, holistic dentists also offer amalgam removal services and can replace all your old silver fillings with safer alternatives such as composite or porcelain restorations.

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What is Dental Amalgam?

If you truly want to understand why mercury is toxic to your health, and should not be used in any of your dental treatments, then it’s important to understand what dental amalgams are, and how they came to be used in the oral healthcare industry.

Dental Amalgam Fillings

Dental amalgam is a material used for tooth fillings that contain approximately 50% mercury. While it is often referred to as a silver filling, the truth is that it contains a lot more mercury than silver, a material that is known to be toxic to the human nervous system.

In fact, mercury can cause:

  • Significant health problems
  • Tooth damage
  • Environmental damage
  • Workplace hazards

Why you should visit a holistic dentist

Despite the many health and environmental hazards posed by dental amalgam fillings, there are still many dentists who use this toxic product, which is why it’s so important to remain an informed consumer and only visit dental healthcare professionals who use biocompatible dental materials and tools.

Remember: If you are receiving a filling, always talk to your dentist about the material being used and ask for mercury-free fillings.

Am I at Risk For Mercury Exposure?

While any level of mercury exposure is unsafe for all patients, there are certain groups of people for whom dental amalgam can be particularly risky.

This includes:

  • Children. The developing brains and neurological systems in young patients are particularly vulnerable to the toxic effects of mercury.

  • Pregnant/Breastfeeding women. The mercury from a mother’s amalgam fillings can cross the placenta and affect the fetus. In addition, it can be passed on to infants through breast milk.

  • Individuals with pre-existing neurological disorders. Mercury is known to be poisonous for the nervous system, so if you suffer from a neurological problem already, it would be risky to have amalgam fillings.

  • Dentists. In addition to the direct contact some dentists have with mercury, such professionals who work in clinics that use amalgam fillings are also at a higher risk of being exposed to mercury in the air that they breathe.

Benefits of Visiting Your Dentist For Dental Amalgam Removal

At our Calgary holistic dental clinic, our team fully understands the dangers of mercury. That’s why we NEVER use amalgam fillings on our patients and instead prefer the more natural, safer, and effective composite or porcelain fillings.

These fillings have many benefits over traditional mercury fillings, and are:

  • 100% non-toxic
  • Strong and durable
  • More environmentally-friendly
  • Better for your dental health, allowing for less tooth destruction during treatment.
  • More natural looking and can be customized to match the shade of your teeth.

Call Our Holistic Dentists Today For Safe Dental Amalgam Removal

If you have an amalgam filling and wish to get it safely removed and replaced with a composite/porcelain one, then call our holistic dental clinic today at 403-245-9099 or book an appointment.


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