Safe Mercury Filling Removal & Replacement of Mercury Amalgams

The biological dental team is uniquely structured and uses the latest equipment and safest protocol for removal of mercury fillings to protect you, the dentist, and the environment.
Working in conjunction with the medical doctors, NIHA's biological dentists work with you to address mercury, heavy metal or other dental burdens affecting your health. Our experienced biological dentists are properly trained for safe mercury removal and have practiced mercury-free and mercury-safe dentistry for 25 years, and have patients from all over the United States and Canada. It is imperative that you use a properly trained holistic dentist for this procedure so that mercury exposure is minimized.
Our experienced team of biological dentists and physicians can help determine the best course of action for you. If you know you want to have your mercury fillings removed, or would like to explore whether this is a good option for you, schedule a free, brief dental consultation today with an experienced biological dentist.


Facts about Mercury

  • Mercury released into the body is very toxic, particularly in those with an allergy to mercury.
  • Mercury is a neurotoxin.
  • Chronic exposure to mercury vapor from amalgams may affect overall health.
  • Dental offices in the United States are the second largest users of mercury.
  • Dental mercury from amalgams ends up in the environment and is affecting the quality of the air, water and landfills.
  • Mercury and other toxic chemicals are accumulating in fish and women who are pregnant and/or breast feeding are now advised to avoid fish due to possible mercury toxicity.


Biological Dentists are SMART Certified 

What does SMART Certified Mean?

SMART stands for Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique, which has specific safety guidelines for removing dental amalgam. This safety protocol was developed by IAOMT,  International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, by using scientific research indicating that mercury exposure is harmful to the body and the environment. The dentists must undergo rigorous training for mercury removal practices that ensure minimal mercury exposure for the patient during mercury removal.

Why should I consider mercury filling removal?

Safe removal and replacement of mercury amalgams, or fillings, from your mouth can reduce both the chronic exposure to mercury vapor, as well as the electrical currents that are created by the contact of different metals in fillings and crowns. Although controversial, these currents are potentially harmful because they block the meridians and bio-energetic fields of your body.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), exposure and inhalation of mercury vapors over many years has health risks and may produce harmful effects on the immune system, digestive and nervous systems, lungs, kidneys and thyroid. Mercury is considered by the WHO as one of the top 10 chemicals of major public health concern. Those with chronic illness may be especially vulnerable. Exposure to mercury, even in small amounts, may affect the health of unborn children, and pregnant mothers are advised to not eat fish due to mercury contamination.

Mercury-free and Mercury-safe Protocols

Our mercury free dental practice uses mercury-free dental materials that are biocompatible to your body. If your physician recommends removal, or you have decided that your amalgams should be removed, we use state-of-the-art equipment and the safest protocol to protect you, the dentist, and the environment. In order to ensure that your health is not compromised, an integrated approach which includes nutritional counseling, special air filters, a special oxygenated water system, negative ion generators, oxygen masks and rubber dams is used for mercury removal and other toxic metals to protect you, the dentist, and the environment during and after the procedure.

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As the District of Columbia Board of Dentistry wants you to know, “the National Institutes of Health has determined that there are no verifiable systemic health benefits resulting from the removal of mercury amalgam restorations, and the removal of sound or serviceable mercury amalgam restorations may significantly affect the integrity of the tooth.”


Video: Mercury: The Poison in Your Teeth by Tom McQuire DDS

Outline for Safe Mercury Removal - Dental Phase

Safe Removal of Dental Amalgams at Chairside

Heavy Metal Detoxification Health Program