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Getting rid of mercury fillings

I’ve finally decided the silver fillings I have are toxic. I want them gone. However, I have one question. Will removing them release more mercury into my system than if I left them there?

Heather L. – Austin, TX

Heather,

You have asked a fantastic question! You’re right that there is a danger in contamination if the amalgam removal isn’t done properly.

You’ll want to make sure your dentist uses a rubber dam, isolite, and an alternative breathing source. Any holistic dentist will do this as a matter of course. They are more careful about treating your whole body and being sanitary.

If you can’t find an holistic dentist, you’ll probably be able to find a dentist somewhere that does sanitary amalgam removal.

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