Understanding Biocompatibility Before Dental Treatment

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 […]

Five Common Dental Procedures that Could Impact Your Health

FIVE COMMON DENTAL PROCEDURES THAT COULD IMPACT YOUR HEALTH Some of the most common dental procedures that occur during routine dental visits can actually be harmful to your health. Here’s a shortlist of some of the most common dental procedures and materials and how they can impact your whole-body health: Root canal treatments Dental Implants […]

Medical Implications of Dental Mercury: A Review

Medical Implications of Dental Mercury: A Review by Hal A. Huggins, DDS, MS “The toxicity of mercury has been known for centuries and has often been underestimated. We have yet to fully appreciate the potential relationship between illness and the body’s exposure to mercury from a variety of sources, including dental amalgams. It behooves us […]

Study Reveals Environmental Impact of Dental Amalgam

Study Reveals Environmental Impact of Dental Amalgam According to the United Nations Environment Programme, dental amalgam represents over 20% of the global mercury used in products. The Minamata Convention on Mercury is now in force, 110 countries of the 128 signatories having ratified the treaty. Countries are now working on implementation for treaty compliance. This […]

Mercury Contamination from Dental Amalgam

Mercury Contamination from Dental Amalgam Mercury in dental amalgam is a hidden source of global mercury pollution, resulting from the illegal diversion of dental mercury into the artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector, to crematoria emissions from the deceased and sewage sludge that is sold to farmers. These significant mercury sources result in air, water, […]