Episode 18 of Dangers in Dentistry originally aired on KPRZ in San Diego.
Do you know how often — and to what extent — you’re exposed to highly toxic elemental mercury? From fish to your teeth, the threat of mercury in your body is completely real, and relatively preventable… find out how to protect yourself in this week’s episode of Dangers in Dentistry.
Also in this episode, Dr. Marvin and guest expert Jared Young give you the inside knowledge you need on how the practice of dentistry can impact your overall well-being. They discuss the often confusing and sometimes frustrating relationship that exists between you and your dentist. Does your dentist listen to the requests you have about your health? And that doesn’t mean just your oral health, but your entire overall body health? Did you know that too many dentists and doctors may not spend enough time educating themselves on new techniques and new research available before they approach you?
Gain a new perspective on your health and relationship with your dentist in this week’s episode of Dangers in Dentistry, with America’s Holistic Dentist, Dr. Marvin.
San Diego, Encinitas Holistic and Natural Dentist
I had root canal treatment about a week back, on the molar tooth. After three sittings, the dentist said he would do silver filling! I asked how the metal can be filled in the cavity? He then evaded the question telling it is an amalgam containing mercury. I then told him the dangers of mercury in the mouth as I know the dangers resulting out of the filling. He did not say anything that it is Ok, as he is doing this sort of filling for the last ten years!
Now what shall I do? How to protect myself from the possible dangers of having this mercury amalgam in my mouth?
Hi Raman, if you’re not comfortable with the materials your dentist uses, seek another dentist. Not all dentists are for all people (we certainly aren’t for everyone) and you should have every right to seek another dentist. Good luck!