Mercury’s harm to the nervous system has been known for more than a century. “It’s shameful that dentists still use mercury dental amalgam and that so many people still have this harmful metal in their mouth,” says Dr. Kevin Flood of — Dr. Kevin Flood’s Dental Health & Wellness Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. “My holistic dental practice removes mercury safely and uses healthy filling alternatives for adults and children.”
Throughout the world, efforts are underway to phase out, or completely eliminate, the use of mercury dental amalgam also known as “silver fillings.” A report released this month by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology confirms that dental amalgam containing mercury appears to contribute significantly to “mercury body burden,” and that exposure can cause harm to susceptible people – especially children.
The report entitled New science challenges old notion that mercury dental amalgam is safe, also concludes that many Americans with dental amalgam fillings are exposed to unsafe levels of mercury vapor according to established industry standards.
“We’re concerned because mercury appears to be the most biochemically plausible explanation for many mysterious conditions, from developmental disorders to neurodegenerative conditions,” explains Kristin Homme, lead author of the report.
Dr. Flood specializes in the safe removal of amalgam fillings to reduce mercury toxicity. He is one of only a few dentists in the Grand Rapids area who can safely execute the procedure using stat-of-the-art mercury removal equipment and protocols that respect the environment.
“My focus is on the overall health and wellness of my patients,” says Dr. Flood. “I don’t just give my patients a beautiful smile, I also protect them from harmful exposure to toxins by replacing amalgam fillings with non-toxic dental material.
Holistic dental care is based on a system of concepts, principles, and multidisciplinary approaches, which together promote, maintain, and optimize a person’s physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and environmental levels of well-being.
Dr. Flood’s full-service dental care also includes restorative dentistry, periodontics, orthodontics, sleep appliances, crowns, bridges, cosmetic dentistry, and treating TMJ (temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders).
Visit DentalHealthGrandRapids.com to download the free report from Dr. Flood explaining the basics of Holistic Dentistry, what it is, how it works, and why it benefits the entire family.
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