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Despite the well documented toxic effects of mercury, as many as 45% of dentist’s worldwide continue to use mercury amalgam fillings for their patients. Patients in Carlsbad, CA, should stay informed with the latest FDA update of mercury amalgam fillings.
This update provides additional context for the harmful effects of mercury vapor on at-risk populations. Pregnant women or women who may become pregnant. Nursing mothers and their babies, children, and people with neurological disease and impaired kidney function as well as people with a mercury allergy or sensitive to other components of dental amalgam.
There are thousands of studies documenting the harmful effects of mercury amalgam, and evidence proving its safety is scant. Dr. Fallah is dedicated to holistic dentistry to improve your oral health and provide safe restorations with minimal impact on your body. He chooses biocompatible materials and chemical-free solutions to treating issues with your oral health. Dr. Fallah can also provide safe mercury amalgam removal for patients with silver fillings and replace them with tooth-colored restorations that will blend in with the rest of your teeth. Contact our office today at (760) 576-2779 to learn more about our mercury safe dental practice.
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The FDA has reached a consensus that, when possible, it is safer to use non-mercury restorations for specific groups of people who are at higher risk for adverse reactions to mercury exposure. At this time, the list of at-risk patients the FDA has identified includes:
The above groups of people have been identified as being more likely to face negative health problems after exposure to mercury. Consequently, the FDA has officially recommended that those who fall into the above categories should not receive dental amalgam fillings and should instead receive alternative restorations whenever possible.
In addition, the FDA has confirmed what we and other dentists have been saying for years with the following statement in their report:
“Elemental mercury used in dental amalgam is known to cause adverse health effects, particularly when the extent of exposure is high, in individuals who have reduced ability to remove mercury from their bodies, and in individuals who are sensitive to mercury.”
Furthermore, the FDA also acknowledges the many uncertainties regarding mercury exposure from dental amalgam and what levels of exposure are truly “safe” when considering all factors. The many benefits of alternatives such as composite resin have also been noted, with the FDA recommending that at-risk patients and those who are uncomfortable with mercury exposure from amalgam fillings should consider these alternatives.
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The Covid-19 virus has created a crisis across the world. Almost every country has been affected with communities and economies feeling the brunt. Health clinics too have been severely affected with many experiencing complete shutdowns in some places.
Dental offices are also among those affected and many remain closed. This may have disastrous consequences in the long term as oral health is intrinsically linked to overall health.
As many clinics including dental offices plan to reopen, guidelines have been recommended for inclusion in clinics’ own protocols, as applicable. These guidelines will help practices with their ‘soft launches’ and would need to be adapted to suit the ‘new future’ as practices return to their full schedules.
Some factors each dental office needs to consider in deciding when to reopen:
Some extra measures reopening offices will need to take to ensure the safety of patients and staff:
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As a holistic dental practice, Dr. Al A. Fallah and the team understand amalgam has no place in our patients’ mouths. And we’re encouraged that the international community is making big strides toward phasing down this mercury-containing filling material worldwide.
During the third Minamata Convention on Mercury in Geneva, Switzerland this winter, delegates from around the globe committed themselves to reducing the use of mercury-tainted products; specifically, mercury-containing dental products. In fact, delegates from Indonesia, Africa, and the European Union discussed processes to not only draw down the use of dental amalgams, but to phase them out completely!
In this newer year, representatives from the United States and more than 100 other countries are accelerating measures to significantly reduce and, in some cases, eliminate amalgam by the time of the next convention in November 2020. The EU alone has banned the use of amalgam among children aged 15 and younger, as well as pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers. We commend the efforts of the convention. Thanks to strength in numbers, we envision a world where the public health and environmental damage done by amalgam is history.
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Dr. Fallah, a holistic dentist in Carlsbad, CA and his team have a simple approach that consists of:
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Receding gums can be painful and embarrassing, and can be caused by a number of conditions that you have no control over, such as your genetics, traumatic injury, or grinding your teeth while you sleep. Sometimes, adopting some simple oral hygiene habits can help return your gums to their proper place, but in other cases, more aggressive treatment is needed. Fortunately, patients in the area of Carlsbad, CA have several gum recession treatment options at the dental practice of Dr. Al Fallah.