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Why we take steps to minimize mercury exposure to our guests and staff in our Greenville practice

Mercury is a naturally occurring substance that we are exposed to in some way on a regular basis. However, this does not mean that the mercury contained in nature is safe. It does not make the silver mercury filling (amalgam) safe. Although research showed us the effects of mercury years ago, there are still those who do not understand the reasons for mercury-safe dental practices. In our office, we go to great lengths to avoid exposure to this harmful substance to protect the health of our Greenville guests as well as our staff.

Minimize Mercury Exposure Greenville with Palmer Distinctive Dentistry


Studies show that the body does not process every form of mercury in the same way, and has varied levels of tolerance for each type. Furthermore, the severity of the health effects suffered with mercury exposure is determined by a number of factors, such as:

  • The type of mercury to which one is exposed
  • The amount of mercury exposure
  • Age
  • Duration of exposure
  • Mode of exposure, such as ingestion, inhalation, or dermal contact
  • General health

Amalgam fillings, which have been the primary form of tooth restoration for decades, are comprised of fifty percent mercury. The type of mercury contained in these fillings is elemental, a form that releases toxic vapors, which are constantly inhaled. Although many believe amalgam fillings are safe for use in guests of all ages, science links elemental mercury to a number of unhealthy conditions, with symptoms such as:

  • Irritability, nervousness, mood swings, and other emotional changes
  • Neuromuscular symptoms like twitching, weakness, and atrophy of muscles
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Decreased cognitive function

These are just a few of the issues that may arise from constant exposure to mercury through dental fillings. Many dentists now restore teeth with composite material to avoid mercury exposure. At Palmer Distinctive Dentistry, we take our methods one-step further, being very careful in the filling removal process. Although some dentists advise leaving a “non-affected” amalgam filling in place (meaning the filling is not cracked or fractured), Dr. Palmer removes amalgam fillings so that guests are not exposed to toxic vapors.


By taking very precise precautions during the filling removal process, we minimize exposure for the guest as well as our staff, so that everyone can enjoy better health. To have your amalgam fillings removed, contact Palmer Distinctive Dentistry today.

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Palmer Distinctive Dentistry

Palmer Distinctive Dentistry best dental office near Greenville, SC
John J. Palmer, DMD
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Debra G. Adams, DMD

At Palmer Distinctive Dentistry, we believe that oral health and overall wellness are linked. This is our focus when attending to our guests’ dental needs. Giving beautiful, healthy smiles to the residents of Greenville, SC is our goal.

Heading our team is Founder Dr. John J. Palmer, a Medical University of South Carolina School of Dentistry graduate. A dedicated holistic dentist and pioneer in advanced dentistry, he incorporates the latest technologies and IAOMT-certified methods and stays abreast of modern developments in biological dentistry.

Dr. Debra G. Adams received her Bachelor of Science from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL, and worked as a dental assistant, before graduating from dental school at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Dr Adams is SMART certified through the IAOMT and is dedicated to giving our guests the best treatment possible.