What is Mercury Free Dentistry?
Understanding Biocompatibility Before Dental Treatment
“Understanding Biocompatibility Before Dental Treatment” by Dr. Blanche D. Grube One of the things I have noticed over the many years of my dental career is that “ALL” dentists think that they are the best dentist in their community, state, or maybe even the country. Yet there is something that many of these dentists are […]
How a Dentist Decides on What Materials to Use
How does a dentist decide on what materials to use? Allergies are among the most common but overlooked diseases. It has been reported that over 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year, that’s almost 1/7th of the total US population. Usually, those allergies are environmental, like pollen, grass, or dust. They can also be allergic […]
Children Of Color And Low-Income Kids Still Receive Unsafe Mercury-Based Dental Fillings
It has been more than a year since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asked dentists to stop using amalgam—the familiar silver-colored material used to fill cavities—in children and other “high risk” groups. That’s because amalgam contains 50 percent mercury, a well-known neurotoxicant. The risks are alarming. We know that mercury from amalgam is absorbed into […]