The effects of mercury toxicity on pregnancy for Lakewood area residents
Dr. Scott Stewart of South Lakewood Dental is a quality, holistic dentist ready and willing to serve patients in and around the community. He helps residents understand the importance of holistic dental care and the dangers of mercury exposure.
Many dentists still use silver amalgam fillings to address cavities. While this material has been used for many decades, it has been shown to be extremely harmful. Silver amalgam fillings are metal fillings that contain up to 50 percent mercury. Mercury is toxic to humans. Why are dentists still putting toxic materials into the mouths of their patients?
At South Lakewood Dental, we focus on safe and holistic options. Mercury toxicity is a serious concern that should not be overlooked, especially when it comes to pregnant women. Dr. Scott Stewart discusses the effects of mercury toxicity on pregnancy. In many cases, mercury toxicity can result in some of the following issues:
- Brain damage
- Hearing problems
- Vision problems
- Learning disabilities
- Behavioral problems
- Mental retardation
Many of these issues are a concern because the nervous systems of babies are developing inside the womb. When women are pregnant and exposed to high levels of mercury, these issues should not be taken lightly.
Women who already have silver amalgam fillings in place are welcome to visit a mercury safe dental practice to request replacement of these restorations. Our practice provides composite resin fillings which are much safer to the body and mouth and are also more aesthetic. They are a safe and effective alternative to silver amalgam fillings placed by many other dentists in the area.
Are you seeking a holistic and biocompatible dental practice in the area of Lakewood, Colorado? Are you ready for comprehensive care without the use of silver amalgam fillings and metal restorations? If you are interested in learning more about the practice of South Lakewood Dental, contact Dr. Scott Stewart and his team of professionals by calling (855) 233-0023 today to schedule a consultation appointment and initial evaluation in our state-of-the-art dental facility.
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