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Greenville, SC area dentist discusses the safe removal of mercury fillings

Mercury Removal Greenville SC from Palmer Distinctive Dentistry
Dental amalgam fillings have long been the standard in dental care, so much so that few guests ever stop to question their safety. At Palmer Distinctive Dentistry, we practice holistic dental care, which places great importance on the safety of materials used. Our dental practice is mercury-free, and we offer the additional benefit of safe mercury removal.

 

First, let’s examine why a guest would want to remove fillings that contain mercury.

 

It is important to recognize that for many years, amalgam fillings have been referred to as “silver.” This is a misnomer, because while the fillings are silver in color, they are actually a mix of metals known as amalgam. The metals are held together by mercury. Once used in many household items, mercury has been the focus of many studies due to its known toxicity. Furthermore, it has been banned from many products. It is estimated that nearly half of all the mercury in use in the United States is in fillings.

 

So why is this known poison still being used in dental fillings? Although many scientists, dentists, and even members of congress have raised concerns about the use of amalgam fillings, the FDA has not deemed amalgam as “unsafe enough” to ban.

 

Today, many dentists recommend guests with amalgam fillings leave them in place. This is due to the concern over exposure during the removal process that can put the guest and staff at risk. At Palmer Distinctive Dentistry, we practice a very strict process for the safe removal of amalgam fillings. By following this highly regimented protocol, we limit exposure to toxic vapors, and ensure the guest has a clean air source to keep them safe.

 

While it may seem logical to leave a filling in place that has been there for years, it is important to remember that amalgam releases mercury vapors. Consuming warm foods and beverages, or even the act of chewing food can increase the amount of vapors released and then absorbed into the body.

 

If you have amalgam fillings and you would like to learn more about our steps for safe removal, call us today to set up an appointment.

 
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Palmer Distinctive Dentistry
John J. Palmer, DMD | Daniel J. Knause, DMD | Debra G. Adams, DMD |
John R. White, DDS, DABDSM

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. Daniel J. Knause earned his B.S. in Health and Exercise Science from Furman University and his DMD from Medical University of South Carolina School of Dentistry. He’s well-versed in IAOMT protocol and holds membership in many prestigious associations.

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 that she is SMART certified through the IAOMT and is dedicated to giving our guests the best treatment possible.

A graduate from the University of Texas, John R. White, DDS, DABDSM has over 40 years of experience in providing health care services in the field of professional dentistry. He is renowned as a specialist in the field of sleep apnea as well as being a patient-friendly doctor who aims to provide the best possible oral health care possible. He has contributed to the dental community of professionals by lecturing across the country to share his wealth of knowledge on the subject.