Consider Going Metal-Free
Did you know that traditional amalgam (silver) fillings are composed of more than 50 percent mercury? After they’re placed, the fillings continually release elemental mercury vapor — the most toxic form of mercury. You may be wondering, why is mercury so bad for your oral health? Dentists have been using silver amalgam to fill cavities since the beginning of dentistry, so why are things different now? Although mercury fillings have been a traditional way of protecting teeth from further decay, research has found them to be highly toxic.
The toxins in mercury can be a serious threat to your entire health, especially as it continues to sit inside your body. Mercury can increase your risk for various health complications such as allergies, autoimmune disorders, heart problems, depression, poisoning, and more.
At Elevate Dental Wellness, we focus on providing holistic dental care to Colorado patients in Aspen, Wingo, Snowmass, El Jebel, and the surrounding areas that take every aspect of their health into account. That’s why Dr. Van Gorden and Dr. Steinbach offer safe mercury removal at our practice.